Examining polling locations in nearby counties

As Election Day draws near, counties are preparing for a general election unlike any in recent memory.

While voters have the option to vote absentee due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and early voting will be prevalent with that option beginning weeks out from Election Day, plenty of voters will still head to the polls on Nov. 3 to cast their ballots for President, U.S. Senator, Russell Springs and Jamestown City Council, Russell County Board of Education, and many other races.

In Russell County, two super centers will be open for voting on Election Day, the South KY RECC Community Room located at 2405 N. Main Street in Jamestown and the LEVEE Building, owned by Jamestown Christian Church, which is located behind the Russell County Courthouse.

Looking at other nearby counties, some have fewer voting locations but many are opening up more polling locations on Election Day.

Casey County will have one polling location open for the November General Election, which will be located at the Pork Producers Building near the Ag Expo Center.

In Cumberland County, two polling locations will be available, and in Clinton County, three polling locations will be available.

Adair County will have four polling locations on Election Day, and Taylor County will have eight locations where voters can go to the polls.

As of now, the plan is for Wayne County to have nine voting locations open on Election Day and pending approval from the state, Pulaski County will have 10 voting locations on Election Day, according to the Commonwealth-Journal.

Looking at the counties closest to Russell County in terms of population, here are the number of polling places in each county.

Hart 2

Harrison 2

Simpson 3

Garrard 3

McCreary 2

Mason 4

Marion 5

Spencer 3

Rockcastle 4

Henry 7

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 3. Early voting begins on Oct. 13.

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