The election is one week from today, but unlike other elections, this one has been stretched out to nearly a month with mail-in balloting and early in-person voting taking place in every Kentucky county. The idea is to spread out the voting process over the next three weeks to slow the spread of coronavirus. A quarter of Kentucky voters have requested mail-in ballots and at least half have been returned so far. According to Secretary of State Michael Adams, Kentucky’s voter turnout is projected to be at 72 percent. Of course, there’s a lot at stake. Lawlessness and violence in our major cities is a motivator to vote. So are basic freedoms like the right to life, freedom of speech, and freedom of religion. The last day to vote is Tuesday, November 3.