The sample ballot in Wednesday’s Kentucky New Era includes every race that could appear on the Christian County primary election ballot on Tuesday. However, Elections Coordinator Melinda Humphries said there has been some confusion with early voters who expect every race to be on their ballot.
“Only the (races) in your precinct and your party” will be on your individual ballot, she noted. That has always been the case.
The difference this year is there will only be one precinct on Election Day. Everyone can vote in-person Tuesday at the James E. Bruce Convention Center from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Humphries said voters should not report to their usual precinct because no one will be there.
On the sample ballot, the races that say “All Precincts” at the bottom will be on every ballot of those registered for that specific party. For example, Republicans in all precincts of Christian County will vote for the presidential candidate and U.S. Senator candidate for the Republican party, and vice versa.
Also on the sample ballot, the Hopkinsville City Council elections list the precinct that is able to vote for each contested ward. For instance, those who would usually vote at the Stadium of Champions, Southside Church of Christ and the convention center will be voting for city council ward 7 candidates Richard Covington and Dustin Gilbert.
Additionally, every ballot will include the judge’s race for the 1st Appellate District, 1st Division.
Additionally, Humphries said results will not be released Tuesday evening and will instead be released June 30. Humphries said this will give election staff time to count absentee ballots that were mailed in.
All absentee ballots must be postmarked by June 23 and be dropped off at the Christian County Clerk’s Office drop box or the Christian County Sheriff’s Office drop box by June 23.
Although the deadline to request an absentee ballot has passed, early voting is still available at the Christian County Clerk’s Office in the old courthouse until Monday. Walk-ins are welcome between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. the rest of this week, Saturday and Monday, but those who make an appointment will be allowed in to vote first.
To schedule an appointment, call 270-887-4107 or email email@example.com.