1:11 am
Tue October 28, 2008

Long Lines

Frankfort, KY – The presidential election is now just a week away and Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson says elections officials statewide are ready. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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There are three-thousand-550 precincts in Kentucky, with 28-hundred polling locations. On Election Day, almost 15-thousand poll workers will staff them. And Secretary of State Trey Grayson is expecting long lines.

"If you're in line at 6:00 PM, you can vote no matter how long that takes. We have seen in the past couple of years, those lines have been an hour, to an hour-and-a-half, to two hours long, with that many people standing in line at 6:00 PM." Grayson is predicting voter turnout of 65-to-70-percent, which would be higher than the 2004 presidential election in Kentucky. There are now a record two-point-nine million registered voters in Kentucky.