County Expects Heavy Turnout Tuesday

by kespeland on November 3, 2008

There are nearly half a million registered voters in Jefferson County – up from the previous presidential election year.  And County clerk’s office spokesperson Nore Ghibaudy says officials expect a huge turnout.

“Last presidential election, we had just over 70 percent of the folks, and we’re looking between 70 an 82 percent that could come out and vote on Tuesday.  And I understand the weather’s going to be great.  And usually on election day if the weather is nice, that usually means a heavy turnout,” says Ghibaudy.

More than 16,000 of those voters have already cast absentee ballots.  But for Tuesday, Ghibaudy says poll workers are prepared, although lines could be long.  He says voters can do their part by confirming their voting location ahead of time and getting familiar with what will be on the ballot.

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Economy, Faith Motivate Louisvillians to Vote

by kespeland October 27, 2008

There are as many differences in what voters care about as there are voters. But talk to the leaders of local interest groups, and you get a deeper sense of what’s motivating people to go to the polls. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports.

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