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Kentucky absentee ballot voting begins this week

Caylee Lacey

Residents of Rowan County can start requesting absentee ballots starting September 23 through October 24 at 11:50 p.m. Those who are physically unable to get to the polling centers on election day qualify for absentee voting. Ballots can be returned by mail or at the secure drop box outside the Rowan County Courthouse. Ballots may also be put in the drop box inside the Deed Room at the courthouse from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ballots must be turned in by November 6 at 6 p.m.

Elwood Caudill Jr. is the Rowan County Clerk. He said in-person excused absentee voting begins October 25 and lasts until November 1.

“That’s for people who's npt going to be here on Election Day. In-person no excuse absentee voting is November 2, 3, and 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carl Perkins Center. That’s three days of early voting that anybody can come out and vote with no excuse,” said Caudill.

Caudill added that new to Election Day this year will be two voting centers available for Rowan County citizens to vote at. Voters can cast ballots at either location, regardless of which precinct they live in.

“So, Carl Perkins is a vote center and the Conference Center is a vote center. Also, all other precincts will be open as well,” said Caudill.

The Carl D. Perkins Center is located at 300 Divide Hill Road in Morehead and the Conference Center is at 111 East First Street. Absentee ballots can be requested at govote.ky.gov