Voters in Perry County head to the polls, happy with precautions in place

Perry County's only polling location is at Perry Central
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Published: Jun. 23, 2020 at 3:49 PM EDT
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HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Counties across Kentucky are hosting their Primary Elections today while many voters are flocking to only one location.

For voters in Perry County, their sole location is at Perry County Central High School.

“It’s in the neighborhood,” said Leonard Toler who normally does not vote at Perry Central.

Throughout the day voters, some wearing masks, others not, went in one door marked by a big white sign with green letters that reads ‘entrance’ and exited out another door marked in those same letters only this one says ‘exit’.

“They got it set up really good I was really expecting a delay more(sic) but they got everything spread out, they got many booths, it didn’t take that long. They got a good set up,” said voter Douglas Bryant.

Bryant’s usual precinct is at Avawam.

“It was a little bit different we only have one polling place which may make it a little bit different for some people, but I still vote, I’ve voted every time since I was 18,” added Bryant.

When voters enter a door they have x’s marked on the floor to keep six feet apart, as well as a table set up to apply hand sanitizer before heading to the voting machine.

“Pretty good turnout so far. I really didn’t get to talk to anybody like you can at your local precinct, not this time. I pretty much vote and exit, so. It was a good experience,” said Bryant.

WYMT reached out to Perry County Clerk Wayne Napier to discuss the day’s process. Napier was busy counting absentee ballots and was unable to meet for a quick interview.

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