A MESSAGE FROM THE JEFFERSON COUNTY CLERK
This historic General Election has finally passed, and I am pleased to say it was a tremendous success here in Jefferson County. As you know, the year 2020 presented many challenges to us all, including how we prepared for Election Day and the weeks leading up. We were unable to run this election in our usual fashion, but it was always my priority to ensure the health and safety of all Jefferson County voters, Election Officers, and members of the County Clerk staff. We had to make some tough decisions, but the path we laid was a solid one, and the decisions made were designed with great care and consideration. From the overwhelming number of calls, e-mails, letters and social media posts we’ve received from voters, I feel most were pleased with their voting experience.
We were very fortunate to receive the support of some very special people and some terrific organizations who assisted with making voting a safe, convenient and positive experience for the voters of Jefferson County. My sincere thanks and appreciation to Kentucky Venues, our Exposition Center hosts, The KFC Yum! Center, the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, Louisville Marriott East, St. Matthews Community Center, and Jefferson County Public Schools, for allowing us to set up voting locations at their facilities. I want to also thank TARC for providing free transportation to voters on Election Day. There are many variables to the election process, many of which go unconsidered by the average voter. It takes the help of many others to assist in preparing and conducting the election. I want to recognize and express my gratitude to the following who play important roles in every election; Sheriff John Aubrey and his staff, the Army National Guard, the United States Post Office, Jefferson County Attorney’s Office, Jefferson County Board of Elections members, local judges, and of course, our Election Officers. Thank you to Mayor Fischer and his staff for their assistance, along with Metro Council, who have helped us with securing grants to assist with covering the cost of this unprecedented election. Most importantly, I want the citizens of Jefferson County to know the caliber of people you have working for you here at the County Clerk’s Office. They took on a seemingly impossible task, working long, hard hours to ensure the security and integrity of this election for everyone in this county. And they did it superbly!
The Clerk’s Office, Election Center employees and our seasoned and new Election Officers were able to fulfill more than 174,000 absentee ballot requests and provide early in-person voting for 172,296 voters, and 49,786 Election Day voters. We are still processing absentee ballots and will be adjusting our numbers until they are delivered to the State Board of Elections on November 10th.
Serving the residents of Jefferson County, and overseeing the election process has been one of my greatest honors since serving as your County Clerk. Thank you for putting your trust in me. I hope you feel we have served you well this election.
Jefferson County Clerk
& Chairperson, Board of Elections