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As we near the Nov. 6 general election, I thought it would be a good time to give a preview of who’s running for which positions, the pre-election schedule and ways in which a registered voter can vote.
Remember, the deadline to register to vote is Oct. 9 at 4 p.m.
The Anderson County Board of Elections is in need of qualified election officer. Call our office at 839-3041 if you are willing to work on Election Day.
President of the U.S.
Democrat: Barack Obama
Republican: Mitt Romney
Green: Jill Stein
Independent: Randall Terry
Libertarian: Gary Johnson
Write-ins: Richard Duncan, Louis Todd House, Barbara Ann Prokopich
U.S. Representative 6th District
Democrat: Ben Chandler
Republican: Andy Barr
State Senator 7th District
Democrat: Julian Carroll
Republican: Frank Haynes
State Representative 55th District
Republican: Kim King
Democrat: Kent Stevens
Commonwealth Attorney 53rd District
Democrat – Pamela Robinson
Lawrenceburg City Council
Paul Thomas Vaughn, W. Larry Giles, George M. Geoghegan III, Ken Evans, David Watts, Robert “Sandy” Goodlett, Bobby G. Durr, Steven C. Rucker, Dan Stumph, David Allen Kays, Troy Settles and Dustin Burley.
District #1:Scott Brown
#2: Steve Higgins and Donna C. Drury
District #5: Lee Hahn
Oct. 8: Walk-in absentee voting begins.
Oct. 9: Last day to register to vote.
Oct. 30: Last day to submit a mail-in ballot application.
Oct 31: Ballot to be printed in The Anderson News.
Nov. 5: Last day to vote on walk-in absentee machine at clerk’s office.
Nov. 6: Election Day (The county clerk’s office will be closed for normal business)
All Polling Places will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Applications are being accepted at the Anderson County Clerk’s Office. Any voter who can’t get to the polls on Election Day or can the clerk’s office during normal business hours from Oct. 8 to Nov. 5 can apply for a mail-in absentee ballot if they meet the following qualifications:
Voters, who on account of age, disability or illness, are not able to go to the polls.
Voters who are incarcerated in jail but have not been convicted.
Military personnel, their dependents and overseas citizens.
Voters whose employment keeps them out of the county all hours and days that absentee voting takes place in the clerk’s office.
Students temporarily residing outside the county.
Kentucky voters temporarily residing outside the county.
Kentucky voters on vacation outside the state.
Voters who move to another state while registration is closed in the new state of residence. (Eligible for president and vice-president only in a General Election.)
Walk-in absentee voting machines will be set up and ready for voting Oct. 8 for qualified voters. Machines will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.
Member of the armed forces, their dependents and overseas citizens absent from the county on Election Day.
Students and other voters (including vacationers) who temporarily reside outside the county and will be absent from the county on Election Day.
Voters who have surgery scheduled that requires hospitalization on Election Day and their spouse.
Voters who move to a different state while the registration is closed in the new state of residence before a presidential election can vote for president and vice president only.
Any pregnant woman who is in her last trimester of pregnancy.
Voting at the polls
Any qualified, registered voter can vote at the precinct in which the live on Election Day from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The county clerk’s office will be to tell you where your voting location is.
As always, feel free to contact the county clerk’s office with any questions at 502-839-3041
Jason Denny is the Anderson County Clerk.