Russell County has 5th highest turnout in early voting

Voters have had the ability to vote early in the 2020 General Election, and Russell County voters have taken advantage, producing one of the highest early voting turnouts in Kentucky as of last Thursday.

The Lexington Herald Leader’s Daniel Desrocher reported that as of last Thursday, Russell County had the fifth-highest early voting turnout in the state with 30.12 percent of registered voters in the county already casting their ballot, either through returning an absentee ballot or voting early in-person.

According to Desrocher, 1,447 absentee ballots had been returned as of last Thursday and 2,911 voters had visited one of the county’s three early voting locations.

Russell County only trails Franklin County (30.7 percent), Clinton (31.24 percent), Woodford (34.4 percent), and Fayette (35.87 percent).

Voters still have the opportunity to cast their ballots before election day on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Early voting is available at the South KY RECC Building on Highway 127 and the LEVEE Building located behind the Russell County Courthouse just off the square in Jamestown Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Early voting will also be available on Saturday at the Russell County Clerk’s Office from 8 a.m. to noon.



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