Kay, Jones announce county-wide voting ,precinct at Falling Springs
County Clerk Sandy Jones and Judge-Executive James Kay announced Tuesday that there will be a county-wide polling precinct at Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center on primary election day June 23 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. “We have had in person absentee voting at the Courthouse since June 1,” Jones said. “We want to give Woodford County every option to vote in the primary election and Falling Springs will serve as a centralized polling location for registered voters to cast their ballots …” Kay said, “We want Woodford County to vote. We always have one of the highest voter turnouts in Kentucky, and we want to be number 1. We have never had this many options to vote in any election.” Kentucky moved the primary election to June 23 due to the COVID-19 pandemic after a bipartisan agreement was reached by the governor and secretary of state. Woodford County voters can vote early in-person at the county courthouse. Voters have until June 15 to request an absentee ballot online at GoVoteKy.com or by calling the County Clerk’s office at (859) 873-8005. Absentee ballots can be mailed in or dropped off at the courthouse. Postage is prepaid and the return envelope is provided. There is also the option to drive-up, request a ballot and vote curbside at the courthouse. “We encourage voters not to wait until Election Day, because early voting is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the courthouse,” Jones said. “Voting absentee keeps people safe and saves tax dollars.” Kay said. “The more people who show up on Election Day, the more risks there are and the more poll workers, cleaning expenses, protective equipment, and county employees we’ll need to run the election.” Jones and Kay worked with Versailles-Midway Parks and Recreation Executive Director Rich Pictor for weeks to prepare Falling Springs as a polling location. Falling Springs will be closed to patrons June 23 for the sole purpose of serving as a voting precinct. For more information, please contact the Woodford County Clerk’s Office at (859) 873-8005 or Judge-Executive James Kay at firstname.lastname@example.org.