The deadline to register to vote has now come and gone. Kentucky voter registration wrapped up at 4:00pm on Tuesday at the Warren County Courthouse. Residents in South Central Kentucky took advantage of their last chance to register and make any necessary changes.
“Well I am here today to register to vote for the upcoming election in November.” says Claire Smith, a local voter.
Smith was not the only one who waited until the last day to register to vote. The Warren County Courthouse was busting with people earlier today.
“This is what democracy is all about. It is very important as a civic duty and it’s not just pleasure, but a duty.” says Alberto Botero, a local voter.
Men and women of all ages were registering to vote, to make sure their voices are heard in the upcoming November election.
“Well I think everybody should vote. That is one of the choices that we have.” says Ann Anderson, a local voter.
The Warren County Clerk, Lynette Yates, says there is always a last minute rush to register. In fact, she says they recently received over 500 new registrations through the website alone.
“It’s your only opportunity to be heard and this election is a very critical election. We have a local option vote on the wet/dry, all of our local officials are running on this ballot. So it should be a big election.” says Yates.
Yates also wants everyone to be aware of some changes on this year’s ballots.
“For this election, we need to make everyone aware that we have two sides on some of the ballots. We have 55 different ballot faces for this election and it’s depending on your voter precinct and split precincts. So some of the ballots, and it will tell you at the bottom, vote both sides.” says Yates.
This year’s general election takes place on Tuesday, November 6th. So be sure to get out and vote! We will also have election coverage right here on WNKY news.