Early voting strong as Election Day nears


With the General Election just days away, early voting here in Switzerland County has been heavy.

Switzerland County Clerk Gayle Sullivan said that turnout at the traveling voting centers has been strong, and is expected to continue through election day.

“The vote centers are doing well, we’ve had a really good turnout,” Sullivan said. “And voting here in the courthouse has also been busy.”

Sullivan said that as of Tuesday, there have been 1,194 residents cast ballots so far, including voting that is going on in the courthouse.

“That includes both days at Moorefield; both days at East Enterprise; and one day at Patriot,” she said. “That’s not counting our actual mail ballots that we’ve mailed out. We’ve mailed out 230 of those, and we’ve received 173 of those back.”

That voter turnout stands at 17-percent — and the official General Election Day is not until this Tuesday, November 6th.

“We’ve had a lot of people voting downstairs,” Sullivan said. “And we do have three people that will vote by travel board for sure, and possibly three more, if we get the votes back. So we will have some travel board ballots, as well.”

The Switzerland County Courthouse will be open this Saturday, November 3rd, from 8 a.m. until noon. Voting takes place in the basement; so those wishing to vote there may enter the back doors of the courthouse off of Pike Street, and then take the elevator or the stairs to the basement. Election workers will then help voters through the process.

In order to vote, either in the courthouse or at a voting center, a person must have valid identification in order to receive a ballot.

“We’ll also be open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the TEC Center on Saturday,” Sullivan said. “If people want to vote there.”

“It’s a good turnout, I’m pleased with it so far,” Sullivan said.



Still time to vote with election this Tuesday

The traveling voting centers used here in Switzerland County are experiencing a high volume of voters as the county moves closer to this Tuesday’s election day.

For the upcoming general election, these centers will be available around the county until this Monday, November 5th.

As in the past, any registered voter in the county may go to any of the traveling voting centers to cast their ballot. Voters do not have to wait until the center reaches the township in which they live in order to vote. The traveling centers give voters with varied work schedules the opportunity to vote at their convenience. For example: a voter living in Pleasant Township who works in Kentucky may choose to go to the voting center when it is in York Township because of the schedule.

On Election Day, the only voting center in Switzerland County will be at the TEC Building on Seminary Street in Vevay.

Here’s the traveling voting center schedule:

• Today (Thursday, November 1st), voters can go to the Florence Firehouse and vote from 8 a.m. until noon. Voters may also vote at the Florence Firehouse tomorrow (Friday, November 2nd), from 2-6 p.m.

• This Saturday, November 3rd, voters can go to the Switzerland County TEC Center in Vevay and vote from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Voters may also vote at the TEC Center on Monday, November 5th, from 8 a.m. until noon.

• On Election Day, Tuesday, November 6th, voters can to the Switzerland County TEC Center in Vevay and vote from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Along with the Traveling Voting Centers, voting is now available in the basement of the Switzerland County Courthouse.

• Today (Thursday), voting in the courthouse will be from 8-11:30 a.m.

• Tomorrow (Friday), voting in the courthouse will be from 8 a.m. until noon and then from 1-3 p.m.

• This Saturday, November 3rd; and Monday, November 5th, voting can be done in the courthouse each of those days from 8 a.m. until noon.


Anyone having any questions may contact the Clerk’s office at (812) 427-4415.