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100,000+ Absentee Ballots Expected this Election

Kentucky officials expect to count more than 100,000 absentee ballots this general election.  Many of those ballots will be mailed back from members of the military serving overseas.  But Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Les Fugate says absentee ballots will also be cast by people with demanding work schedules, such as nurses.    He says the Secretary of State would like to see absentee balloting available to even more voters.“In Kentucky you still have to have an excuse.  Secretary Grayson has fought to free that burden up so that anyone could vote without excuse for an absentee ballot," says Fugate.Fugate says the option of voting absentee has increased voter turnout.  Absentee ballots can be obtained from county clerks' offices.

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