After All the Lead-Up, Election Day is Finally Here

Nov 6, 2012

Polling places have opened their doors in Kentucky. Polls are open in the state until 6 p.m. local time. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has predicted a record number of voters will cast their ballots.

Besides the presidential race, Kentucky has a competitive congressional race in the state's 6th U.S. House district between Democratic incumbent Ben Chandler and GOP challenger Andy Barr.

Voters lined up at a Glasgow polling place when the doors opened at 6am.
Credit Kevin Willis

Voters also will choose state legislators and decide whether hunting and fishing should be a constitutional right in the state. Voters in eastern Kentucky will choose a Supreme Court justice.

The National Weather Service office in Louisville is forecasting pleasant conditions for the day with highs in the 50s and overnight lows in the low- to mid-30s.