Hardin County voters choosing to vote in-person on Election Day will have four sites available.
Hardin County Clerk Debbie Donnelly said the Hardin County Board of Elections received approval Tuesday of its plan for the Nov. 3 general election. In addition to the Hardin County Government Building, polling places will be set up in the gymnasiums of North Hardin High School in Radcliff, Creekside Elementary School in Sonora and Lakewood Elementary School in Stephensburg.
The four voting centers can accommodate voters from anywhere in Hardin County. So if you live in Sonora but work at Fort Knox, for example, you can find the appropriate ballot you need at the voting center in Radcliff.
On Nov. 3, the polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. as outlined in state law.
As during this year’s primary, typical precinct locations will not be open.
Kentucky again is modifying its election procedures to adapt for the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to providing adequate space for social distancing requirements, fewer sites will require fewer election workers. These volunteers tend to come disproportionately from higher risk, older age brackets.
During the primary, the county clerk’s office in the Hardin County Government Building at 150 N. Provident Way, Elizabethtown, was the only in-person election stop. Donnelly and the local board of elections wanted to offer greater convenience for voters in anticipation of a larger turnout because the presidential election is on the ballot.
Registered voters also have until Friday to request an absentee ballot in order to vote by mail. The ballots must be completed, signed and returned to the county clerk’s office with a postmark before election day. The ballots can be delivered by hand during business hours or sent by mail at no cost.
Another voting option is in-person early balloting, which available exclusively in the county clerk’s office in the Hardin County Government Building.
Early voting will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 through Nov. 2 and from 7 to 11 a.m. on three Saturdays, Oct. 17, 24 and 31.