Commonwealth Policy Center

Early voting is in full swing across the Commonwealth. The number of polling places is fewer but there are many more days to vote. The idea is to spread out in-person voting over the next three weeks to slow the spread of coronavirus. More Kentuckians have opted to vote in-person than they did during the primary election. Less than 18 percent have requested mail-in ballots. This may be due to increased concern over the possibility of vote fraud. Defenders of mail-in balloting argue there’s nothing to worry about. But mail-in voting provides a greater opportunity for fraud. The more people handling ballots and longer transit from voters casting ballots to election officials who tally them makes it easier to cheat. Regardless of how you vote, make sure you get out and cast your ballot. The last day to vote is Tuesday, November 3.