Gearing up for election day

By Portia Williams -

GREENUP, Ky. — Greenup County voting precincts will be open on Nov. 8,2016 — election day — from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to Greenup County Clerk Pat Hieneman, who said being conscious of surroundings will be the biggest concern.

“We are more aware of our surroundings with all of the media attention, I would say,”Hieneman said. “Everything is basically the same. The same precincts, we’ve got in-house voting, we’ve done lot’s of absentee mail-outs, and it looks like it is going to be busy, as far as anything different, other than being aware of everything around us is the biggest thing I think.”

Hieneman anticipates the Presidential Election to be even larger than it was four years ago.

“All of the Presidential is large here, and it looks like it is going to be comparable to four years ago here,” she said. “The Presidential Election is always the largest election. We’ve had a lot of requests for paper mail-ins, and of course they have to have a valid reason. We’ve been busy with our absentee, in-house voting where people can vote if they’re going to be out of the county, they also have to have valid reasons. We don’t have just early voting, it has to be a valid reason.”

In-house absentee voting will be open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and every Saturday until the day of the election

The deadline to have an application for absentee mail-ins is the Nov. 1, 2016.

“There are all kinds of bits of information that can be useful from my website, which can direct them to the Secretary of State’s website,” she said. “They can also feel free to call my office, and I am willing to answer any questions.”

Voting and election information may be obtained by calling the Greenup County Clerks office at 606-473-7394, or by visiting the Greenup County Clerk’s website at: or the Kentucky Secretary of State’s website at:

By Portia Williams

Reach Portia Williams at 740-464-3862, or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.

Reach Portia Williams at 740-464-3862, or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.