The last day to request an absentee vote is Friday

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The election is less than a month away and Friday is the final day to request an absentee ballot in the state of Kentucky.

If you have not registered for an absentee ballot and you plan to do so, be sure you get online and request it before 10:59 p.m. Friday.

“It takes you probably 20 or 30 seconds to do it,” Warren County Clerk Lynette Yates said. “It’s very quick. Then we will send your ballot out, probably by Tuesday of next week to get it back to us. Or you can drop it off. We have the drop box here at the courthouse that you can drop it off if you don’t want to put it in the mail.”

In order to request an absentee ballot typically, you had to have an excuse for not voting in person, but this year, because of the pandemic, absentee ballots are available for anyone concerned about COVID-19.

If you are avoiding the polls because of COVID, like Reta Smith and Yoland Reid you may mail in your ballot or drop it off outside of the county clerk’s office.

“The important thing is to vote. I don’t care how you vote or whatever but it is to vote. I decided to go with the absentee ballot because I have a lot of health issues, and I didn’t want to come and stand in line,” said Smith.

“I am voting absentee ballot because I am concerned about health care and COVID crisis and I want to keep myself and those voting at the polls safe,” said Reid.

While others prefer to vote in person.

“I’ll be voting in person because I don’t trust any kind of mail in voting,” said Bob Rennegarbe, a local resident.

“I like to vote where I know that my vote will be counted,” said J. L. Young, a local resident.

“That is when the rest of my family is going, and I wanted to go with them,” said Isaac Gibson, a local resident.

“That’s how I’ve always done it and that’s how I’m going to keep doing it,” said John Wilkins, a local resident.

“I plan to vote in person on the day of the election and I don’t see any reason not to,” said Brian Lilla, a local resident.

Starting next week there will also be a ballot drop box outside of SkyPAC as well.

To request an absentee ballot go to govoteky.com.

In person early voting begins Tuesday, Oct. 13 at SkyPAC in Bowling Green.