- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The first tallies out of Kentucky have Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell leading challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, but the Democrat — who also happens to be the state’s top election official — is reminding folks there is a long night ahead.

Mr. McConnell, a Republican, jumped out to an early — if statistically insignificant — lead with less than 1 percent of precincts reporting, but parts of the Bluegrass State still have time to hit the polls.

“Hey Kentuckians in [Central Standard Time] — you still have 1 hour left to vote!” Mrs. Grimes said on Twitter, highlighting the quirky time-zone split for Kentucky voters.

She also reminded people voters what to do ahead of time, linking to a handy web page from last month that helps Kentuckians prepare for the polls.

That’s because Mrs. Grimes, as Kentucky’s secretary of state, is in charge of that kind of thing.

“Kentucky is at its best when every voice is heard,” Mrs. Grimes said Oct. 30 alongside a list of voting “Do’s and Don’ts.” “I hope this information will help voters avoid surprises on Election Day.”


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