(BEDFORD) – Tuesday was the first day of early voting in Lawrence County. In total, 442 voters cast their votes Tuesday, according to Voter Registration Clerk Heather dela Cruz.
There were no issues with the machines and the lines moved very quickly. There were five voting machines for those who wanted to get their civic duty taken care of early.
On Tuesday morning, more than 60 people were in line waiting for the polls to open.
Amid COVID-19 poll workers cleaned the machines after each vote was cast, and made sure social distancing and other precautions were followed.
“We are prepared for a large influx of absentee voting this election season. We are prepared to handle over 7,000 absentee voters,” said Lawrence County Clerk Billie Tumey.
There is still time left to request an absentee ballot.
Early voting began today and continues through November 2nd from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (until noon on November 2nd) at the Lawrence County Courthouse Plaza at 916 16th Street in Bedford.
Early Saturday voting will be conducted October 24th – October 31st from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Lawrence County Courthouse Plaza and Mitchell Community Center at 101 Tom Green Drive, in Mitchell.
Voting Locations on Election Day:
The Lawrence County Election Board approved an ammendment to have six voting centers which include:
- Lawrence County Courthouse – 916 15th Street, Bedford
- Parkview Intermediate School – 2024 16th Street, Bedford
- Needmore Elementary School – 278 Trogdon Lane, Bedford
- Bedford North Lawrence High School – 595 N. Stars Blvd., Bedford
- Mitchell Community Center – 101 Tom Green Drive, Mitchell
- Lawrence County Fairgrounds – 11265 U.S. 50 West, Bedford