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Lexington voters had a variety of reasons to visit the polls this election day

Voting Location at Lexington's Tates Creek High School
Stu Johnson
Voting Location at Lexington's Tates Creek High School

The Tates Creek High School gym in Lexington, once again, was transformed into a voting location for three precincts. Views vary as to why votes are registered. Andrea Snow said it is a rights issue for her.

“Definitely being a female and wanting to vote for my rights and make sure that I still have options..is what really brought me out to vote,” said Snow.

Wallace Ferguson said he was tired of what he called quote, “the same old stuff, phone getting bombarded every day from different organizations, all the smear campaigns.”

“I don’t have any particular candidates I want to talk about or need to talk about. It’s just the condition of the world seems, especially our great country, seems at threat,” said Ferguson.

Sundra Haney said the governor’s race was a key one in casting her ballot.

“It’s a close race and no matter who wins, they both have strong points. So, no matter who wins, it won’t be a disaster,” said Haney.

 In southwest Lexington, there was a steady stream of voters for multiple precincts at First Alliance Church.

The reasons for voting and reflections on the just completed political campaigns vary from one person to another with some similar themes.

 “Well I think the governor’s race is pretty important and all the election contests are important. So, I researched all the candidates and voted,” said Timothy Polashek

 “It’s just our right to vote and I want to make sure we do it. A lot of people vote hard to make sure we had it,” said Shannon Johnson.

That’s Timothy Polashek followed by Shannon Johnson. John Deans would like to see voter turnout much higher, than over 80%.

 “To attain that kind of voting I think you need to offer people a discount on their tax rate or something for financial gain,” said Deans.

Patrick Deans said he'd like to see candidates say more about what they’re going to do rather than what the other person is doing wrong. And Marcus McIntyre called it a crucial election with the country pulled in different directions. He said it’s not enough to talk about it, but get out and vote and share ideas.

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Stu has been reporting for WEKU for more than 35 years. His primary beat is Lexington/Fayette government.
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