Early voting began at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Christian County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office had a steady stream of voters throughout the day.
Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams approved the county to have two early voting locations beginning on Tuesday. Those locations are the Christian County Clerk’s Office and CCSO.
On Oct. 5, the clerk’s office announced that there was a positive COVID-19 case in the office. Two days later, the clerk’s office announced more positive cases at the Christian County Courthouse.
Due to the positive cases, the clerk’s office postponed early voting in the courthouse for at least the first week. All early voting for the first week is being conducted at the sheriff’s office.
“We hope to have early voting at both locations the following week,” the clerk’s office said in a Facebook post. “Thank you for your patience and understanding.”
Melinda Humphries, Christian County Elections coordinator, previously told the New Era that the county received over 4,000 requests for absentee ballots.
Over 650,000 Kentucky residents requested absentee ballots for the general election.
Absentee ballots can be mailed back to the local elections office or dropped off at the Christian County courthouse. The sheriff’s office also has a drop-off location.
The drop box at the sheriff’s office is located in the main lobby. Although, residents can also go through the office’s drive-thru to drop off their ballots.
Early voting will continue from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday until Oct. 31.