Voters Start Casting Ballots For Candidates This Morning During Early Voting

(BEDFORD) – A long line of voters was waiting for the early voting center to open this morning at the Lawrence County Courthouse Plaza.

Approximately 50-60 voters were waiting for the polls to open at 8:30 a.m. as the General Election gets underway.

“We have sent out over 3,200 absentee ballots so far for the election with still some time for voters to request an absentee ballot,” said Lawrence County Clerk Billie Tumey.

Billie Tumey gets ready to place a ‘vote here’ sign out this morning as voters head in to cast their ballots.

“There were no issues this morning with the machines,” said Tumey.

Five machines were ready to go to move voters in and out as quickly as possible. As of 1:00 p.m. a total of 256 people cast their votes.

In local elections, the North Lawrence Community School Board and Lawrence County Commissioner’s race are the largest contested race.

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.