Polls open for Election Day in one week


No local offices on the ballot, but new governor will be chosen

By OJ Stapleton - ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com



Jack Conway


Matt Bevin


Election Day is just one week from today on Nov. 3.

Here in Logan County, there will be no local races on the ballot, but there are several statewide offices on the ballot this year – the biggest being for the role of Governor.

Three candidates will appear on the ballot, Republican Matt Bevin, Democrat Jack Conway and Independent Drew Curtis.

Secretary of State, Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, is running for reelection against Republican Stephen L. Knipper.

Republican Whitney Westerfield, who serves as Logan County’s state senator, is running for Attorney General against Democrat Andy Beshear.

Republican Mike Harmon is running against Democrat Adam Edelen for the office of Auditor of Public Accounts. Also on the ballot is State Treasurer (Republican Allison Ball against Democrat Rick Nelson) and Commissioner of Agriculture (Republican Ryan F. Quarles against Democrat Jean-Marie Lawson Spann).

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes recently encouraged Kentucky voters to prepare for the Nov. 3 General Election by taking advantage of online services to verify their polling places, view sample ballots and research candidates.

“Our online resources make it easier than ever before to make informed decisions and make your voice heard in our elections,” said Grimes, Kentucky’s chief election official. “From sample ballots to driving directions, these tools help make sure voters can meaningfully participate in the democratic process.”

The State Board of Elections website, www.elect.ky.gov, has a wealth of information that can facilitate the voting process, including the Voter Information Center (VIC). VIC allows voters to review their registration information, find polling place locations and obtain driving directions to get to the polls. VIC is accessible from many mobile devices.

Through cooperation with county clerks across Kentucky and election service providers Harp Enterprises and Kentuckiana Election Services, sample ballots are also available online through the Secretary of State and State Board of Elections websites.

In addition, pursuant to a 2013 law championed by Grimes, qualified military and overseas voters may request and receive absentee ballots through a new online portal. The portal can be accessed via the State Board of Elections website.

Information about individual candidates who filed with the Secretary of State’s office is available at www.sos.ky.gov. The information in the database is provided by the candidates and may include photographs, email addresses and links to campaign websites.

For additional election information and announcements, follow @kysecofstate on Twitter and like Kentucky Office of the Secretary of State on Facebook.

Jack Conway
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_JackConway.jpgJack Conway

Matt Bevin
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_mattbevin.jpgMatt Bevin
No local offices on the ballot, but new governor will be chosen

By OJ Stapleton

ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com

To contact OJ Stapleton, email ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

To contact OJ Stapleton, email ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

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