A most unusual Election Day in Kentucky got off to a bumpy start in Fayette County.
There was a line of voters on hand before Fayette County’s only polling place — Kroger Field —opened at 6 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., the wait time to vote was about an hour and 15 minutes. Many were allowing older voters to get ahead in line.
Fayette County Clerk Don Blevins Jr. said turnout was higher than expected and his office added more check-in stations in the middle of the day so the line of voters could move faster. Blevins said there were only four check-in stations because of space constraints, but he had squeezed in two more by 12:45 p.m. He wanted to hold the election at Rupp Arena, Blevins said, but it’s under construction.
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