Warren County Executive Jimmy Haley wants to dispel social media speculation that he might shut down early voting because it takes place in a county building.
Haley says he has no authority over elections and no intentions to disrupt early voting, which is currently under way and lasts until Oct. 29.
“While county building schedules may change during the course of the early voting period, election operations will not be affected in any way,” said Haley. “The Early Voting Room of the administration building will remain open for all early voting hours from Oct. 14 to Oct. 29.”
No voting typically takes place at the administration building on Election Day, but there will be an exception this year. It will be the location where people who have tested positive for the virus, or been exposed to it, to vote on Nov. 3.
“The administration building will also be available for anyone with COVID-19 exposure or is COVID-19 positive to vote on Nov. 3 following the Election Commission protocol,” said Haley.
Early voting has been brisk in Warren County and throughout the state. The U.S. Presidential election tops a ballot that also includes an open U.S. Senate seat, a U.S. House seat, and state and local municipal races.
Early voting hours are Monday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.