Article by W. Clay Crook-
Robin Powers and Lora Volner, with the Henderson County Election Commission, were the special guest speakers at the August 17, 2021, meeting of the Lexington Rotary Club.
Robin serves as the Administrator of Elections and introduced a sample of the new election equipment that will see its first real use during early voting for the Lexington Municipal election.
COVID-19 restrictions last year made the voting process a little more intensive, but there were no COVID related problems. There are 15,763 registered voters in Henderson County, and last year had some of the largest turnouts, with the total number of votes cast for the three elections last year totaling 21,213.
The new voting equipment will be a savings, not just because it was mostly funded by a state grant, but also because the older equipment was out of date, and repairs had become expensive and were approaching obsolescence. In 2019, the three city elections used the E-poll books that helped to verify voters, and this…
For complete coverage, see the August 18th edition of The Lexington Progress.