LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Voters in Jefferson County can cast their ballots at 20 different locations on Election Day. Wednesday afternoon, Secretary of State Michael Adams tweeted he had approved the plan.
The county submitted their plans for early in-person voting and election day in-person voting on Friday, September 25.
“There are many variables to the election process, many of which go unconsidered by the average voter,” Bobbie Holsclaw said in a post on the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office Election website. Holsclaw said every location the county chose had to meet several criteria, more so than usual due to the limitations caused by COVID-19.
Four locations will be open for early voting starting Oct. 13 and the other 16 will only be open on Election Day, Nov. 3.
Early Voting and Election Day
All early voting locations will be open Monday-Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Oct. 13 through Nov. 2. On Nov. 3, locations will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free parking is available at these locations.
- Kentucky Exposition Center: 937 Phillips Lane, Fairgrounds North Wing
- KFC Yum! Center: Main & 2nd Streets, Foyer
- Kentucky Center for African American Heritage: 1701 West Muhammad Ali Blvd.
- Louisville Marriott East: 1903 Embassy Square Blvd., Commonwealth Ballroom
Election Day Only
The following locations will be open on Nov. 3 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Ballard High School: 6000 Brownsboro Road
- Carter Duvalle Elementary School: 3600 Bohne Avenue
- Crosby Middle School: 303 Gatehouse Lane
- Fairdale High School: 1001 Fairdale Road
- Fern Creek HighSchool: 9115 Fern Creek Road
- Iroquois High School: 4615 Taylor Boulevard
- Jeffersontown High School: 9600 Old Six Mile Lane
- Meyzeek Middle School: 828 S. Jackson Street
- Seneca High School: 3510 Goldsmith Lane
- Shawnee High School: 4001 Herman Street
- Southern High School: 8620 Preston Highway
- St. Matthews Community Center: 310 Ten Pin Lane
- Thomas Jefferson Middle School: 1501 Rangeland Road
- Valley High School: 10200 Dixie Highway
- Waggener High School: 330 S. Hubbards Lane
- Western High School: 2501 Rockford Lane
While there will be more options on Election Day, Holsclaw still encouraged voters to take advantage of early and absentee voting to avoid long lines.
In the post, Holsclaw also addressed her commitment to making sure the voting process runs smoothly for everyone:
“As Jefferson County Clerk, it is my responsibility to secure the democratic process for all registered voters, and to ensure the integrity and security of our election process. I have done that since my first day in office, with a record 22 years of integrity and bipartisanship in conducting elections in this county.
While we welcome the assistance and comradery of other community leaders and elected officials in this process, this office has to rise above partisan politics and echo chambers. Our mission is too great. My hope is that those with a voice will now use their platform to share the correct information with voters and to positively encourage them about the voting process.”
According to the County Clerk, the office will need several days to set up a polling location, due to the number of ballots and machines required to accommodate voters.
Locations had to provide that advance access, as well as 24-hour security for it to be considered as a possible option. Holsclaw said the process of finding the locations was “no easy task.”
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