As the general election nears, many Kentuckians are choosing to cast their ballots by early in-person voting that began Oct. 13, and runs through Nov. 2.
There’s one location for early voting in Logan County, the Old National Guard Armory in Russellville that’s now a recreation center owned by the city.
Logan County Clerk Scottie Harper said he has plenty of poll workers who are keeping things running smoothly.
“I have two clerks signing people in. We have two ballot judges," said Harper. "We have floaters, which are cleaning spaces. We have a machine judge. And then I’ve got 25 privacy booths, which means I can vote 25 people simultaneously.”
Harper said in the first two days of early in-person voting, a total of 928 Logan County residents cast their ballots. The county has about 19,00 registered voters.
Harper says protecting everyone’s health is a top priority.
“We’re trying our best to keep things safe in our poll. That’s one of our greatest concerns and efforts. We are wearing masks to show the example, to follow the guidelines of the CDC, social distancing and that type of thing," said Harper. "But we kind of can’t make people do it, for their constitutional right, of course, but we are definitely encouraging that.”