Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

October 29, 2012

Medium voter turnout expected in Monroe County

Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Voter turnout is expected to be medium on Nov. 6 for Monroe County, according to officials.

“I don't expect a real light turnout, but I don't expect a real heavy turnout,” said Patsy Jernigan, deputy county clerk for Monroe County.

The county clerk's office has mailed 123 paper ballots and had 21 people to come in and vote absentee in the county clerk's office. Monroe Countians could begin voting absentee in the county clerk's office on Oct. 22.

The number of people who vote absentee is a good indicator for overall voter turnout, Jernigan said.

“I guess it just shows the public interest countywide,” she said.

Races that appear on the ballot, aside from the presidential and vice presidential races, are: U.S. Representative for the 1st congressional district, Kentucky House of Representative's 53rd district, commonwealth attorney for the 40th judicial circuit, circuit clerk, county surveyor, board of education and the  Gamaliel City Commission.

Congressman Ed Whitfield, R-Hopkinsville, who has represented the 1st congressional district since 1995, will face Charles Kendell Hatchett, D-Paducah.

The U.S. Representatives serve two-year terms. The first congressional district spans from the Mississippi River in the West to the Appalachian foothills in the East and is bordered by the Ohio River to the north and the Tennessee state line to the south.

For the full story, read the Oct. 30 print or e-Edition of the Glasgow Daily Times.