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This Week In Conversation: The Pandemic And Kentucky's Primary Election

Vote election

Kentucky’s primary election is Tuesday, June 23rd, and the coronavirus pandemic is changing the way most Kentuckians cast their ballots.

The primary was postponed from May to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and for the first time, Kentuckians are being allowed to vote by mail, or vote in person early without providing an excuse.

Most Kentucky counties will have only one voting location, but a federal lawsuit has been filed seeking to add balloting sites in the state's most populous counties.

This week on In Conversation, we talk about the upcoming election and the balloting process with Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams. Kentucky Public Radio Capitol Reporter Ryland Barton gives a preview of the primary races.

Plus, we have the latest on the demonstrations for racial justice that are entering their fourth week in many cities. Friday is Juneteenth, and we hear some citizens' thoughts on the day commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S.

Listen to this week's show:

This Week In Conversation: The Pandemic And Kentucky's Primary Election

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." Email Rick at rhowlett@lpm.org.