If the torrent of early absentee voters this year is any forecast for Nov. 2, expect record numbers at the polls and, perhaps, somewhat of a wait in line.
That's the observation of Boyle County Chief Deputy Clerk Joyce Robinson, who watched as a line formed and 25 people cast their absentee ballots by machine in the first hour the clerk's office was open Saturday morning to accommodate voters.
"We have just been busy. People are interested in this election. They all want to vote," Robinson said.
Though some states have already opened their polls, Kentucky only allows early voting by absentee ballot, cast either on a machine or by returning a paper ballot. The law allows residents who will be out of their home county on election day or have a medical emergency to apply for an absentee ballot.
Many of those who took advantage of the unusual Saturday hours at the Boyle Clerk's office were college students who will be away at school on Election Day.