It's election season but it's not like any election season we've ever seen before - for a number of reasons. One of which is the coronavirus pandemic that is still going strong and that's left a lot of potential voters concerned about exercising their constitutional right to vote while maintaining safe social distancing and avoiding crowds.

So what's the solution? You could certainly participate in the 2020 election with an absentee mail-in ballot (If you qualify - the deadline to apply online for an absentee ballot is 11:59pm EST. on October 9, 2020). The other option, and the better one in my opinion, is early voting and it's how I plan to cast my ballot for the 2020 election. I can #BeHeard and hopefully avoid the crowds.

Before you grab your keys and head out to vote early, here's what you need (and need to know) if you live in Henderson County, Kentucky:

  • You must be age 18 or older by November 3, 2020 and registered to vote.
  • Early Voting takes place beginning October 6, 2020
  • Before you head to the polls, make sure you have a valid photo ID issued by the State of Kentucky or US Government. It must contain your name, a photo and an expiration date "that shows the ID current or expired after November 6, 2018."

So where and where can you vote early in Henderson County, Kentucky?

  • Henderson County Courthouse - 20 N. Main St., First floor, Henderson, Kentucky
    • Tuesday 10/13/2020 - Friday 10/16/2020 8am - 4:30pm
    • Monday 10/19/2020 - Friday 10/23/2020 8am - 4:30pm
    • Monday 10/26/2020 - Friday 10/30/2020 8am - 4:30pm
    • Monday 11/02/2020 8am - 4:30pm
  • Chase Fulcher Archery Training Center - 337 Garden Mile Road, Henderson, Kentucky
    • Tuesday 10/13/2020 - Friday 10/16/2020 8am - 4:30pm
    • Saturday 10/17/2020 9am - 1pm
    • Monday 10/19/2020 - Friday 10/23/2020 8am - 4:30pm
    • Saturday 10/24/2020 9am - 1pm
    • Monday 10/26/2020 - Friday 10/30/2020 8am - 4:30pm
    • Saturday 10/31/2020 9am - 1pm
    • Monday 11/02/2020 8am - 4:30pm

To learn more about early voting in Henderson County, Kentucky as well as Election Day voting locations visit HendersonKY.us.

[Source: GoVoteKY.com; HendersonKY.us]

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