Mid-afternoon at the McCracken County Courthouse in Paducah, Kentucky as early voting is set to end Monday evening.
It's election day. Finally, the world, America, individual states, and local communities will have the results of an election year like no other, or so we think. Let's face facts, it's highly unlikely that we'll have the results of a president this evening. It would be ideal to have the answers tonight, however, it it doesn't happen, we'll know soon enough.
According to McCracken County Clerk Julie Griggs, most of McCracken County's totals are expected to be released early evening. The clerks office said the early in-person voting and received mail-in ballot counts should be released shortly after the polls close today. In-person Election Day votes could be released to the community by 7:30 pm. Mail-in ballots that have already been received have been processed and are ready for release.
Approximately 11,700 people in McCracken County took advantage of in-person early voting. The clerks office also has received 8,600 absentee mail in ballots with 800 still MIA bringing the total number of votes (early in-person and mail in ballots) counted to date to 20,300. The remaining mail in ballots will be counted if received by end of day Friday. There have been 67 medical emergency ballots sent out.
Voter turnout for the 2016 election in McCracken County was 31,307. An estimate has been made based on early voter turnout to date and that estimate for the 2020 election will more than exceed 2016.
Kentucky has never participated in early voting so there's no previous history by which to make accurate predictions. As in-person voting continue on Election Day Tuesday, November 3, the numbers will continue to add to the count.