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Lexington voters focused on issues and amendments on the ballot

Stu Johnson

Sunny skies were abundant as voters went to the polls across the Commonwealth

It’s a lengthy ballot and voters in Fayette County took a pen to paper in making their choices. Here are three voters, Jenny Stevens, Missie Smith, and Emma Ashcraft and their thoughts about this election.

“So what brought you out today Jenny…I really wanted to vote. I have some strong feelings,” said Jenny Stevens.

“Both of the amendments. The amendments that are on the ballot. Those are very important issues to me. And I just wanted to make sure my voice was heard,” said Missie Smith

“One thing is abortion. I don’t approve of abortions. And our country has been through so much, you know. We need a change,” said Emma Ashcraft.

At First Alliance Church in southwest Lexington, voter numbers tend to run relatively high. That was the case just before noon. Paul Morrison said the two amendments were of particular interest to him.

One deals with the general assembly calling itself into session and the other on abortion.

“If I’m working a part-time job I don’t want the worker to make himself a full-time job and of course, Roe V Wade being overturned so no and no,” said Morrison.

Dan Schlernitzauer said the economy is his big issue and he added the government could do something about it.

“Oh yeah, they started it, they can fix it,” said Schlernitzauer

And over at Tates Creek High School, 28-year-old Kelsey Smith said her friends tend to vote.

“Yes, they do, surprisingly, being young. They do,” said Smith.

Fayette County Clerk Don Blevins anticipated a relatively high voter turnout Tuesday.

Stu has been reporting for WEKU for more than 30 years.
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