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Kroger Field will be Fayette County’s only in-person voting site for primary

Kentucky’s Primary Election is on June 23, and due to the coronavirus pandemic, most counties will have only one in-person polling place. Yesterday, we found out that Fayette County’s will be Kroger Field.

While the state is encouraging everyone to vote by mail this year, if you live in Fayette County and need to do it in person, you can vote inside the Central Bank Field Club at Kroger Field from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 23. Voters may park in the Blue Lot and enter through Gate 10 or 11.

Voting by mail is still by far the easiest way to make your voice heard this year. You can request a mail-in absentee ballot online at govotekentucky.com or by phone (859-235-3344). The deadline to request an absentee ballot is June 15. Mail it back in for free by June 23. If you live in Lexington/Fayette County, you can also drop it off at Kroger Field from June 15-22 at the President’s Pavilion outside Gate 9 or on June 23 in the Commonwealth Tower Lobby. If you live in the Lexington/Fayette County area and are handicapped or need additional assistance, you can make an appointment to vote early June 8-23 at the Lexington Senior Center. For more details on that, click here.

Go Cats. Go Vote.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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15 Comments for Kroger Field will be Fayette County’s only in-person voting site for primary



  1. jack8291
    10:33 am June 4, 2020 Permalink

    This isn’t politics, but common sense . If you don’t want people to gather to vote staggered through the day , you have to crack down on gathering in the streets every night . Watch the covid numbers skyrocket three weeks from now



    • Corder
      11:47 am June 4, 2020 Permalink

      Or the numbers don’t go up and we find out it wasn’t as big of an issue as we thought. As well as finding out being outside is better for people then being inside all day and night.



    • ClutchCargo
      3:49 pm June 4, 2020 Permalink

      Or fire and tear gas are effective at killing the coronavirus.



  2. Chacosrule
    11:01 am June 4, 2020 Permalink

    I don’t get it. How is it that putting everyone in one centralized location is safer than being spread out? Send counter intuitive, like so many other things.



  3. TrueBluePhil
    11:11 am June 4, 2020 Permalink

    Yea, Barely a word about social distancing with the riots with thousands of people hand in hand and thugs and criminals looting, destroying businesses along with killing and harming police officers. Yea right, we all know what’s going on and it is sick that we have come to this.



  4. hal9944
    11:27 am June 4, 2020 Permalink

    Absolutely no way to do mail in voting without voter fraud! This is a terrible idea. There will be people filling out voter forms for people who wouldn’t vote otherwise. Corruption at its finest!



    • Corder
      11:49 am June 4, 2020 Permalink

      Thank you. That’s why so many of these politicians are pushing for it. They know how easy it’ll be to not only throw valets away or misplace them as they like to say or send more then one to people. Don’t kid yourselves there is only one reason they want to do this and we all know why that is.



    • DelrayCat
      1:18 pm June 4, 2020 Permalink

      Seems like if it is good enough for the president, congress, and the military to use…we should also have that same benefit. The only corruption like that occurred recently was in North Carolina being done by Republicans.
      The simple solution would be to have a national holiday on election day. Everyone should be off from work at least a half day to be able to go vote all these deplorable MAGAs out of existence once and for all!



    • UKnowMe
      2:07 pm June 4, 2020 Permalink

      Take off your tin foil hats guys. You do know that you have to know the Birthdate, SSN, and drivers license number to get one mailed to your current address. If it needs to be sent to changed address there are more checks. All that while risking committing a felony for one vote. I requested mine today and I am looking forward to it. Other groups have been doing it for years including military as Delray mentioned. Sounds like some of you are for voter suppression to me.



    • satcheluk
      3:35 pm June 4, 2020 Permalink

      You guys are morons. I voted by mail every year while I was in the Navy, sling with most of my shipmates. Then I lived in Tokyo for a decade and did it then. Now I live in Tampa and even though I live less than a mile from the polling station, I still vote by mail because it is easy and convenient. Get off Fox News and WTFU!



  5. jack8291
    11:49 am June 4, 2020 Permalink

    Maybe , but you gotta relax the restrictions tho



  6. Joe DBBK
    1:23 pm June 4, 2020 Permalink

    NOTE: The phone number listed in this article is no longer in service at this time.



  7. Joe DBBK
    3:48 pm June 4, 2020 Permalink

    Folks,

    For those interested, I offer the following info on voting by mail:

    Each state currently sets up and runs its voting by mail/absentee mail ballot operations. Some states have gone totally to mail. This link addresses specific myths and misinformation raised against voting by mail in the past and today as well.

    https://www.voteathome.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Myth-Busting-the-Top-10-VAH-Objections.pdf

    Kentucky has set up its absentee no excuse vote by mail with the benefit of other state’s models and experiences. Let me add, this was a truly bipartisan effort involving both the legislative and executive branches of government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the desire to protect the health and safety of voters, poll workers and other persons who may be at risk to exposure of the virus in the June primary. While I don’t agree with our Republican Secretary of State, Michael Adams, on all of his strict voter id proposals that were passed into law, I have personally met and spoken to him in a group meeting and also seen him in action with the State Board of Elections (SBE) – he is dead serious about preventing voter fraud in this state. Kentucky’s system requires the registered voter or someone on his/her behalf to initiate contact with the state or county clerk in order to receive the application for the ballot. Each mail in ballot has an accompanying individual bar code – assigned only to one specific voter – thus preventing copying and using for multiple voting. There are other safeguards including signature comparisons. Here is a link to the emergency regulation setting up this system which more fully explains how this system is to operate for the June primary,

    https://elect.ky.gov/SiteAssets/Pages/default/SBE%20Covid19%20Emergency%20Regulation.pdf
    If you don’t trust the post office or don’t want to use the postage prepaid mail, you can drop your ballot off at a designated drop location in your county.
    Finally, if folks believe the pandemic is no longer a threat, and think they can vote as usual, they will likely find a huge reduction in voting places in their county and long lines to vote. This happened in Indiana and other locations on Tuesday where a large number of its voters didn’t choose to vote by mail and opted to vote in person. The Center for Disease Control still encourages voting by mail where that is permitted.



    • UKnowMe
      4:02 pm June 4, 2020 Permalink

      Thank you Joe for the great, level headed information.



  8. goose2
    9:23 pm June 4, 2020 Permalink

    If there is a new way for everyone to vote, Those crooked democrats will find a way to cheat, as they always do. Delray your an idiot, enough said. LOL