Election Day is almost here, this is what you need to know

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Polls open at 6 a.m. Tuesday, will remain open until 6 p.m. and are expected to be busy.

“I think they are going to be busy all day. I hope they are going to be busy all day. We’ve got a lot of people and a lot of plans that we have went through and I hope everybody gets out and exercises their right to vote,” said Butler County Clerk Sherry Johnson.

Johnson and Warren County Clerk Lynette Yates spent much of their Monday preparing the polling locations for voters.

“Its just a vote center. It’s going to be set up on a larger scale than what people are used to. If anyone went out to vote in the primary, they’ll all be set up very similar to that so you can vote several people at one time. There shouldn’t be any waits there either. We are prepared to vote a lot of people at one time. It will be typical 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you are in line at 6 p.m., you will be allowed to vote,” said Yates.

If you are in Warren County, there are six polling locations, Living Hope Baptist Church, Warren Central High School Gymnasium, SkyPAC, Michael O. Buchanon Park Gymnasium, Ephram White Park Gymnasium, and Phil Moore Park.

As you’d expect, COVID-19 precautions will be in effect at each polling location as well.

“Just like if you voted in any of the other elections since COVID has started, we are just asking that you make sure you have your mask on. There will be hand sanitizer. We will be wiping down after every voter. So we are taking as many precautions as we can and we want the voters to take those precautions as well,” said Yates.

As always, electioneering is illegal within 100 feet of the entrance to a building where a voting machine is located on Election Day.

That means you need to leave your Biden shirt or your MAGA hat at home when you show up to cast your vote.

“Be sure to exercise that right to vote and get out and vote. It’s your right and if you want your voice hear, that’s the best way to do it is to vote,” said Johnson.

The write in votes will not be counted until Wednesday, and the election results will not be final until next week.