BY: AP and Gleaner staff
HENDERSON, Ky. - Officials in the Tri-County area and across Kentucky reported a good midterm election turnout as voters cast ballots for U.S. Senate as well as local races.
In Henderson and the surrounding counties, voter turnout easily surpassed 40 percent:
According to the Kentucky Board of Elections website, the percentages were: Henderson: 43 percent, Union County: 51 percent; Webster: 48 percent; and Daviess: 47 percent.
Secretary of state’s office spokeswoman Lynn Zellen says there were a few reported problems on Tuesday involving voting machines and changed polling places, but those were resolved quickly.
Turnout has been projected to be about 49 percent statewide.
The Kentucky attorney general’s office reported 133 calls by midafternoon, most of which involved procedural questions or issues with residency. Spokeswoman Daniel Kemp says a handful of calls came in with complaints about alleged vote buying or electioneering.