Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

November 6, 2012

Cool, sunny Election Day greets voters in Ky.

JIM KUHNHENN AND JULIE PACE
Associated Press

LOUISVILLE — A cool, sunny Election Day greeted voters across Kentucky casting ballots for president, Congress and a host of other offices down the ballot.

At St. Matthews Baptist Church in Louisville, lines were steady Tuesday, as more than 100 voters cast ballots by 7:45 a.m. Polls are open in the state Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has predicted a record number of voters will cast their ballots.

President Barack Obama yielded the state to GOP nominee Mitt Romney after a poor showing in the Democratic primary. Kentucky has a competitive congressional race in central Kentucky. Voters also will decide whether hunting and fishing should be a constitutional right in the state. Voters in eastern Kentucky will choose a Supreme Court justice.