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Voters gathered at Sedalia Elementary School during the November 2020 General Election to cast their votes. Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams said 70% of voters wanted to vote in person but wanted to have more date options that the lone election day.

Despite the unpredictability of the coronavirus pandemic last year, a silver lining was how Kentucky’s election officials handled both primary and general elections. From that success, the state is moving forward with a revamped election law and plans that incorporate lessons learned from 2020.

Secretary of State Michael Adams, the state’s chief election officer, has recently been making a telephonic tour of Kentucky and spoke with The Mayfield Messenger, The Paducah Sun’s sister paper, on the General Assembly’s passage of House Bill 574. He explained how the state’s elections will look different — from expanded voting dates to cleaning voter rolls — and similar for years to come.

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