County clerk explains upcoming election procedures
Published 9:30 pm Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Much like the June primary election, voters will have several options when it comes to casting a ballot this November.
Lincoln County Clerk Sonny Spoonamore explained those options this week.
For voters who would like to cast a ballot the day of the election on Nov. 3, there will be four locations in Lincoln County, Spoonamore said.
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“You’ve got the Christian Life Center, Crab Orchard Elementary in the cafeteria, Waynesburg Elementary in the gym and Hustonville Elementary,” he said. “If you live in downtown Stanford and you work in Waynesburg and you want to go there and vote, there will be a ballot there for you.”
Spoonamore said voters can go to any of the locations in the county to vote.
Those who do not want to vote on the day of the election can visit the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office from Oct. 13 through Nov. 2 and vote there.
The office will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m or Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.
Voters can also request a mail-in ballot up until Oct. 9, he said.
“From now until Oct. 9, you can go online and request a ballot be sent to you,” Spoonamore said. “After Oct. 9 the only way you can get one then is if you have a medical emergency.”
According to Spoonamore, most of the results will be counted the night of the election, Nov. 3.
“Only thing we will not have this time – absentee votes will be counted, early votes will be counted – the only thing we’re not going to have counted that night is if it was postmarked Nov. 3 and gets here Nov. 6. Or if there’s a paper ballot that’s been sent in and a signature is missing, and we’re trying to get ahold of you, they’ve got until Nov. 5 or 6,” he said.
Spoonamore said 99 percent of the votes will be counted the night of the election.
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For more information, and to request a mail-in ballot online, visit www.govoteky.com