Election Day is Tuesday, November 6
by Alan Reed
Oct 31, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
With less than a week until Election Day on November 6, candidates are making the most of the time for one final appeal to Trigg County voters. Both major-party candidates for the office of Governor, Incumbent Governor Ernie Fletcher ( R) and his challenger Steve Beshears plan stops in Cadiz during the week to draw voters to their campaigns.

According to Trigg County Republican Party Chairman J.D. Howell, Fletcher plans to visit the Renaissance Stage at 11:45 a.m. on November 1.

Trigg County Democratic Party volunteers reported that Beshears would visit residents at the Cadiz Restaurant on October 31 at 10:30 a.m.

The Governor/Lt.Governor’s race joins elections for Kentucky Secretary of State, Attorney General, Auditor of Public Accounts, State Treasurer and Commissioner of Agriculture on the ballot. Due to the resignation of Jailer Glenn Cunningham in August, the County Jailer’s post will be up for grabs. One city council seat also appears on the ballot.

Three candidates have filed as write-in candidates for seven positions as county constables. George Zering announced his candidacy in District One, George Colbert in District Three and Dennis Whitten in District Six.

The county jailer’s race features Republican Roger Knight, Democrat James Hughes and now write-in candidate Michael R. Calhoun. The other race of local interest features City Councilperson Donna McNichols unexpectedly defending her seat from challenger Regina Wilkerson-Jasper due to last summer’s de-annexation.

County Clerk Wanda Thomas reported that absentee voting was now open to all county residents who had a legitimate reason not to vote on Election Day, such as a prescheduled trip or medical procedure. The absentee machine at the Courthouse Annex would be available through the day before the election.

Thomas predicted a low turnout of 32 percent for this year’s Election Day. She attributed the low turnout to a correspondingly low turnout during absentee voting. “It’s still a week away. Hopefully, we’ll get some more.”

In Trigg County, as of OCT. 7, the Secretary of State’s Office recorded 9,855 registered voters. 6,689 registered as Democrats, 2,697 as Republicans and 469 gave their party affiliation as “other.” 4,764 of the voters were men, while 5,091 women registered to vote.

The polling place for the Canton 2 district will open at a new location, according to Thomas. Voters will not vote at Berkley’s Body Shop, but at the Canton Baptist Church at 423 Boyd’s Landing Road.
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