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Kentuckians head to the polls for primary elections

In Woodford County, registered voters can cast their ballot at any of four voting centers, including Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center, where golf carts driven by inmates of the county jail ferry from the parking to the rec center and back again.
John McGary
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In Woodford County, registered voters can cast their ballot at any of four voting centers, including Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center, where golf carts driven by inmates of the county jail ferry from the parking to the rec center and back.

Tens of thousands of Kentuckians headed to the polls for Tuesday’s primary elections. In Woodford County, voters could cast their ballot at any of four voting centers, including the Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center. That’s where we spoke with Lisa Venn a little after 9 a.m. She said she votes every election. 

“Just because my vote counts. And it's my right. My right as a United States citizen. And that's why I do it. And I don't know. I mean, the elections are crazy these days.”

At Falling Springs, voters can hitch a ride from the parking lot to the recreation center and back in golf carts driven by inmates of the county jail. Jim and Sherry Radcliffe are among the people who make Woodford County a consistent turnout leader.

“How often do you guys vote? You know, a lot of people don't show up to vote for primaries.”
“No. We vote every time, every chance we get. Why?”
“Because it's our civic duty. And we want the right candidates to win.”

Last November, Woodford County led the state in turnout.

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John McGary is a Lexington native and Navy veteran with three decades of radio, television and newspaper experience.
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