Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Primary election is today

The primary election is today.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and any eligible voter who is in line to vote by 6 p.m. will be allowed to cast a ballot. Crittenden County Clerk Carolyn Byford reminds voters that the morning and evening hours before and after work, as well as lunch time, tend to be the busiest at the polls, so voters who visit the polls during those periods should plan accordingly.

Byford urges voters to avoid surprises on Election Day by checking their polling place and viewing sample ballots through the Voter Information Center. You may also contact Byford's office at (270) 965-3191.

Under Kentucky law, employers must allow employees who are eligible to vote to be absent from work for at least four hours in order to cast a ballot. Kentuckians who will be working on Election Day outside the county in which they reside are eligible to vote by absentee ballot. Employers may specify the hours during which an employee may be absent, and employees should request voting leave in advance of the day on which they will vote. Employers have discretion whether to compensate employees for voting leave.

For additional election information, visit the Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.ky.gov, follow @kysecofstate on Twitter, like Kentucky Office of the Secretary of State on Facebook, find the Crittenden County Clerk's website at www.crittenden.clerkinfo.net or call the office at (270) 965-3191.