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Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson expects a smooth Election Day. He says state and local election officials are ready, and he anticipates few, if any, hitches. Grayson reminds voters no electioneering is allowed within 300 feet of the polls.

“Part of the reason for that buffer zone is to provide those protections from harassing and intimidating behaviors for those voters. So, for example, you wouldn’t have within 300 feet of the polling place two candidates having a rally inside that zone. And if they’re away from 300 feet, that’ll protect the voters,” he said.

Grayson discourages voters from wearing candidate T-shirts inside the polls. He says you won’t be denied your right to vote, but you still may be prosecuted for violating state electioneering laws. Polls open at 6:00 a.m. local time and close at 6 p.m.