Kentucky Democrats outpace Republicans in absentee voting Wednesday, Oct 21 2020 

The numbers were provided Wednesday by the secretary of state's office.

        

KY Senate Race 2020: Get out and vote in Kentucky’s local elections. Tuesday, Oct 20 2020 

By Catherine Brown-

Local elections are around the corner and students are encouraged to vote. On Nov. 3, Kentucky voters will have the opportunity to vote for our next state senator. 

Republican candidate and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell faces opposition from Democrat Amy McGrath, a former U.S. Marine fighter pilot.

The intensity of this election has been building up for the past several years. 

In a red state like Kentucky, McConnell is already seen as a given winner. He has the power of incumbency that could easily bring him a win this fall. 

But Amy McGrath is certainly making a name for herself in this campaign cycle. Her campaign is known for many ads that catch viewers’ attention, including a cartoon series titled “Swamp Turtle.” The animation depicts McConnell as the titular swamp turtle, with episodes depicting his interactions with other politicians and reporters. The cartoon portrays McConnell as slow and apathetic towards current events.

However the decision is ultimately Kentucky voters’. Those who vote are able to make a difference for those who can’t vote.

By voting, you impact the future for millions of children, non-citizens, and those who can’t vote due to physical restrictions.

This election is probably not going exactly how everyone expects it should. With COVID-19 affecting polling locations and voting procedures, it’s hard to get used to a new Election Day. But every registered voter should know that when they first registered, they were signing up to exercise their constitutional right to vote. 

The Cardinal has created two articles on both Senate candidates with U of L student’s opinions on who you should vote for.

For an opinion on why you should vote for Amy McGrath, click here.

For an opinion on why you should vote for Sen. Mitch McConnell, click here.

Remember, the time to vote is now. Early voting has already started. Have you made your plan to vote this year?

For more information on how to vote this year, visit the Jefferson County Clerk’s website, or Kentucky’s official voting resource website.

Graphic by Alexis Simon // The Louisville Cardinal

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Employee no longer with USPS after more than 100 absentee ballots found undelivered in Louisville Thursday, Oct 15 2020 

USPS said the person who discarded the mail in a construction dumpster is no longer with them and could face federal charges.

        

How to avoid common mistakes on your absentee ballot Wednesday, Oct 14 2020 

Thousands of voters have turned out for early in person voting, while others have opted to mail in their votes during the pandemic.

        

Louisville voters head to the polls during first day of early in-person voting Tuesday, Oct 13 2020 

State and local officials said the only problems were longer lines as polls opened Tuesday morning.

        

‘We have to take the protest to the polls’: Louisville Urban League hosts caravan to early voting locations Tuesday, Oct 13 2020 

In addition to the first day of early voting, the group will host caravans every Saturday up to the election.

        

McConnell, McGrath spar over federal response to coronavirus Monday, Oct 12 2020 

It was their first and potentially only faceoff of the campaign as early voting begins on Tuesday.

        

Polling workers prepare for early in-person voting in Louisville Monday, Oct 12 2020 

County officials are still looking for volunteers for 16 other Election Day-only sites.

        

Where’s my absentee ballot? How to track your ballot online Monday, Oct 12 2020 

If you're voting by mail in Kentucky or Indiana, you can track the status of your absentee ballot every step of the way.

        

Kentuckians request more than 658,000 absentee ballots before deadline Saturday, Oct 10 2020 

The number is down from those who requested ballots for the June Primary, which had about 848,000 voters.

        

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