LOUISVILLE, Ky. – With a single polling station designated for Louisville on Tuesday, voters who did not ballot or arrive early by mail, voters across the country who emerged in a pandemic that most recently appeared in an unprecedented pandemic.
Election Day participation may be in equilibrium if a default Democratic US Senate primary is in balance, if the default limit was blocked in Louisville, the hometown of Charles Booker, who started a strong late challenge against Amy McGrath.
“If Charles Booker barely loses, I think this is the integrity of the election,” Republican president Jason Nemes said on Monday. Said.
The winner of the first will go to Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who is not expected to see any serious GOP primary challenge in November.
The state’s Republican foreign minister, Michael Adams, said the long lines were “cautiously optimistic” that he would not force people to wait hours before voting in Louisville. Early voting opened across the state two weeks ago. Adams said on Monday that he could save people from Louisville or elsewhere from long waiting, as well as strong demand for absentee votes.
Nemes sued to obtain more face-to-face voting places in the most populated areas of the state. A federal judge rejected the request a few days before the election.
The increase in absentee votes may cause another wait on Tuesday, as some districts say they will not release their vote totals before 30 June.
Kentucky, in response to the coronavirus epidemic, began to vote with an agreement signed between the Democratic governor and Adams. However, many voters who do not want absentee votes will go to the polls on Tuesday. Each district presented a plan to the state how many election places to open. The government’s primary official is usually in late May, but has been delayed.
Many states have pushed back their elections to ensure the cancellation of poll workers and the consolidation of voting places. They also sought time to force more voters to cast absentee votes.
New York also has a primary Tuesday, reinforcing some election centers. Erie County – will see 40% less voting places in Buffalo, the second largest city in the state.
State election board spokesman John Conklin said he hopes the consolidation plan will have a “minimal” effect on voter participation and access.
State election workers were trying to cast 1.8 million absentee votes in the hands of New Yorkers. Conklin said that the votes of county election boards for primary schools in 2016 were forced to take 11 times more transactions.
600,000 cities are located in Louisville, the only personal voting place on Election Day is in state fairgrounds. Despite the mail-in voting waves, some were supporting for long lines and frustration.
“There will be many people who want to vote tomorrow but will be discouraged from voting,” Nemes said.
This is especially worrying for Booker, who is Black and trusts the high participation rate in Louisville. He said his campaign “will look carefully” and is ready for a legal challenge if necessary.
“It shouldn’t be just a position,” Booker said. “This will only naturally deprive people of their rights.”
McGrath tried to participate in the case demanding more than one face-to-face voting place on Election Day in Louisville and other population centers, but a federal judge rejected his campaign’s response. McGrath also struggled to extend the date of requesting absentee votes.
“Now you have to stay in the same line in an election district in the middle of a pandemic,” said McGrath for voters who could not get a vote of absenteeism. “If you are 82 years old, will you do this?”
In the state’s second largest city, Lexington, the polling place is at Kentucky University’s football stadium.
Louisville Metro Council member Barbara Sexton Smith said she was concerned about the future of the long lines at the fairgrounds.
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Common Reason Kentucky executive chairman Richard Beliles said, “Few voting places for the primary are irresponsible and unacceptable and unfortunately preventable.”
Georgia postponed twice for the first time to give election officials more time to prepare, and sent absentee ballot papers to every registered registered voter in the state. But this was not enough. When Georgia first took place on 9 June, the subway Atlanta waited up to 10 hours for voters. As in Milwaukee and Philadelphia, most of the lines were concentrated in minority communities and raised objections to voting rights advocates.
Large-scale consolidation caused problems, even in Nevada, where absentee ballots were sent to every registered voter for June 9 primary education. The last voter, who gave a ballot in Las Vegas, did this at 3 am eight hours after the ballot boxes had to close.
In Kentucky, Adams said: “There will be lines – 30, 45 minutes, maybe an hour, maybe longer.” “We don’t think anyone will be deprived of their rights,” he added.
After the voters at the fairgrounds in Louisville are directed to the big hall, before they start voting, the voters will wait in line with chalk marks on the floor, at a distance of about 6 meters. There are hand disinfection stations when leaving the voting area.
According to the county clerk’s office, Jefferson County, which includes Louisville, sent 218,404 absentee votes to voters who requested it until June 15. By comparison, approximately 125,000 people voted in the 2016 US Senate primer in Jefferson County in 2016.
The county also allowed voting in the state fairgrounds from June 15th. County clerk spokesperson Nore Ghibaudy said that around 7,500 people walked and voted between Monday and Friday last week. Voters have been allowed to vote in person at the district election center near the city center since 8 June.
President Andy Beshear requested more than 883,000 absentee ballots, a little over half filled and sent. The prime minister said that more than 88,000 Kentuckians personally voted.