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Kentucky Primary Election Cuts Polling Stations

June 24, 2020

COVID-19 has drastically changed the way that Americans go about their daily lives and many are concerned about how that will affect this year’s election.

In Kentucky, there are usually 3,700 polling stations statewide but this year they will only have 170.

Officials have said this is due to the coronavirus, but others are concerned with how this will affect the ability of the state’s Black voters to cast their ballot.

Many voters will now have huge wait times in long lines and this could make it very difficult for people to elect the official of their choice.

For example, Jefferson County – where Louisville sits – has the highest proportion of Black residents in the state. There will only be one polling location in the county for its 600,000 + registered voters.

Source:
TheRoot

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