Election 2014: Where to Vote in Lexington

Election 2014: Where to Vote in Lexington

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Polls will be open 6 am to 6 pm,  Election Day, Tuesday November 4, 2014. If you want to know where to vote in the state of Kentucky, registered voters in Kentucky now can obtain information about their precinct location and legislative districts by using the State Board of Elections Voter Information Center. In Lexington (Fayette County), click on the Fayette County Clerk‘s site and enter your street number to find your Lexington voting location. But first, a Toast! For the first time, alcohol sales will  be allowed in Lexington while the polls are open because of an ordinance change approved last month by the Urban County Council. Lexington's Urban County Council voted to repeal the ordinance banning Election Day alcohol sales in Fayette county. Vice Mayor Linda Gorton said, "It was an outdated law, and it's costly to the alcohol industry. Now our businesses can function just like any other day." The ban was a holdover from the Prohibition era when saloons sometimes served as polling places. democracywhiskeysexyAce-288x300(In the 2013 legislative session the state passed a statute allowing local communities to decide whether they want to allow the sale of liquor on Election Day. To make the change the local governing body — in this case, Lexington, the Urban County Council — was able to vote to repeal the ordinance banning sales.) To vote in the general election on November 4, citizens must have been registered by October 6, 2014.   Lexington Fayette Urban County Council races are: 2nd District Shevawn Akers Michael Stuart 3rd District Chuck Ellinger II Jake Gibbs 4th District Julian Beard Susan Lamb 6th District Angela Evans Thomas J. Hern 7th District Michael Moynahan Jennifer Scutchfield 8th District Fred Brown Letonia Jones 9th District Victoria Fath Jennifer Mossotti Council at Large Bill Cegelka Richard P. Moloney Steve Kay Chris Logan Jon Larson Kevin Stinnett Subscribe to the Ace e-dition for Lexington news, arts, culture, and entertainment, delivered to your inbox every Thursday morning.

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