Election Day

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Final Update:

The state Election Fraud Hotline received 216 calls from 59 counties on Election Day. Attorney General Andy Beshear says most of the calls include procedural and legal questions, identification, electioneering and poll disruption.

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Dr. Michael Bordieri and Tracy Ross discuss Election Stress Disorder on Sounds Good.

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Ky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has posted a set of 'Do’s and Don’ts' for voters to remember this upcoming election day, which is Nov 8.  

“Election Day is important for the future and vitality of our Commonwealth and the nation,” said Grimes. “Voters should be prepared to help our elections run smoothly." 

Residents in wet precincts across McCracken County will no longer be forbidden from buying alcohol on Election Day.

The McCracken Fiscal Court voted unanimously Monday to repeal the county's longtime ban.

Commissioner Bill Bartleman says the ban originated in the 1920s or 1930s, when most voting locations were in bars or saloons and some candidates would bribe voters with alcohol before they entered the voting booths.

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Kentuckians can buy alcohol at restaurants, bars and retail stores on the next Election Day now that Gov. Steve Beshear has signed legislation lifting the Prohibition-era ban.

The state House and Senate both voted overwhelmingly last month to allow alcohol sales during hours the polls are open.

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Lawmakers in Kentucky are again considering lifting a Prohibition-era ban on the sale of alcohol at restaurants, bars and retail stores on Election Day. The Senate Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations Committee has already given initial approval to legislation that would allow alcohol sales during hours that polls are open. The measure, sponsored by Republican Sen. John Schickel of Union, now goes to the full Senate for consideration.