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Time is running out to check your Kentucky voter registration and hear directly from local candidates

Josh James

Kentucky voters have only one day left to register to vote or check on their registration status ahead of the November elections, if they haven't already.

In order to vote in the upcoming general election, which is about a month away, Kentuckians will need to make sure they are properly registered, and the deadline is fast approaching. Registrations must be complete by 4 PM Eastern time on Tuesday, October 11.

The website to visit is govoteky.com.

Meanwhile, the deadline to apply for an absentee ballot — which must meet certain excuse requirements — Tuesday, October 25.

At the same time, the state's chief election officer has cautioned about a number of challenges as the state prepares for the election. Secretary of State Michael Adams has signaled that a poll worker shortage could be a problem.

"It's a long day and it's mostly senior citizens and we've seen a decline in volunteering by younger generations," he told media outlets..

Other troubling trends, Adams says: the continuing spread of election misinformation and what he's described as an increase in frivolous recount requests.

A number of Lexington Urban County Council candidate forums are scheduled for the coming days.

This week will include several overseen by the Lexington Non-Profit Coalition.

First, District 8 incumbent Fred Brown and challenger Kenya Williams will participate in a forum at 5:30 on Wednesday at the Tates Creek Branch of the Lexington Public Library. Following that, in District 11, incoming council member Jennifer Reynolds will share the stage with candidates Rock Daniels and Brittanie Price. That forum happens at Chrysalis House at 6:30.

Thursday, it's 10th District hopefuls Ross Mann and Dave Sevigny who will attend a forum at 6:30 at the Beaumont YMCA.

Next week, CivicLex will host a Council-At-Large Forum and Ice Cream Social at 6 on October 20th at the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center.

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and program director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.