Local voters cast their ballots on the first day of in person early voting in Kentucky

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Early in person voting began Tuesday morning throughout the state.

When the polls opened here at 8 a.m., the line of voters at SkyPAC in Bowling Green wrapped partially around the side of the building with a few dozen people waiting in line to be among the first to cast their ballots in the 2020 general election.

Even with a long line, over the first few hours that the polling place was opened, voters like Lisa Mills and Jodie Dunkelberger waited in line for only a couple of minutes.

“Well this morning, actually, the process was very quick, very easy, not very much time in the line even though it was very long. All the people that are volunteering here did an exceptional job. They’re very friendly, courteous. I enjoyed it,” said Mills.

“They were amazing. I mean, this should be a model for other counties. They did such a fantastic job. They were prepared. It was awesome,” said Dunkelberger.

Voters called the election process in Warren County successful and seamless.

When asked what brought them out to the polls early on the very first day they were open for voters residents had a broad variety of reasons.

“This I felt was the best time. I had already entirely made up my mind how I was going to vote, and I wanted my vote to be counted early,” said Garry H. Glass, local voter.

“One vote could make a difference on who controls this country,” said Steve Badgett, local voter.

“Well, I wanted to vote, and I was anxious to get this done,” said Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton as he exited SKyPAC.

“Honestly, we get voting day off from school, and I wanted to sleep then so, I can come in early now,” said Veronica Pierre, local voter.

Early voting at SkyPAC will begin at 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for the next three weeks as well as Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon.

As usual, Election Day the polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at multiple precincts around the county.