Kentuckians head to the polls for primary elections

Republished from WEKU.

Tens of thousands of Kentuckians headed to the polls for Tuesday’s primary elections. In Woodford County, voters could cast their ballot at any of four voting centers, including the Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center. That’s where we spoke with Lisa Venn a little after 9 a.m. She said she votes every election. 

“Just because my vote counts. And it’s my right. My right as a United States citizen. And that’s why I do it. And I don’t know. I mean, the elections are crazy these days.”

At Falling Springs, voters can hitch a ride from the parking lot to the recreation center and back in golf carts driven by inmates of the county jail. Jim and Sherry Radcliffe are among the people who make Woodford County a consistent turnout leader.

“How often do you guys vote? You know, a lot of people don’t show up to vote for primaries.”
“No. We vote every time, every chance we get. Why?”
“Because it’s our civic duty. And we want the right candidates to win.”

Last November, Woodford County led the state in turnout.

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