Voting in Lexington on Election Day

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🗳️ The results

First things first, props to you for making your voice heard this year. 🗳️

You exercised your right to vote + now you’re probably wondering who won the 2022 election.

You can stop refreshing those election trackers, because we’re here to share the results. Say hello to...

Linda Gorton, Mayor

“It is truly the honor of a lifetime to have your trust as your leader, as we work together for the next four years. And I do consider it a great honor. To keep our focus on service to the people, this is what government and a mayor should always be, is serving people.”

Kathy Witt, Sheriff

Meet all of Lexington’s elected officials here.

LEX Ballot Drop Box

Excused absentee ballots can be dropped off in this box outside the Clerk’s Office on Main St. | Photo by LEXtoday

The big day — aka Election Day — is officially one week away, and we’ve done the Googling so you don’t have to. To make this election as easy as possible, we’ve curated need-to-know information about how and where to vote and those who are running opposed in the general election. First things first, make sure you’re eligible + registered to vote.

🗳️ Find your polling location

Fayette County polling places will be open on Tues Nov. 8 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you’re unsure where to go, click here for your polling location.

Can’t make it on election day? Any registered voter who has not requested a mail-in absentee ballot may cast an unexcused in-person absentee ballot. This option will be available Thurs., Nov. 3-Sat., Nov. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Ln.

Excused in-person absentee voting will continue today + Wed., Nov. 2 at the County Clerk’s office, 162 E. Main St., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mail-in absentee ballots must be received by mail or placed in the dropbox outside the County Clerk’s office by 6 p.m. Tues., Nov. 8 to be counted.

🗳️The ballot

The following positions have at least two people running for office. Those running unopposed in the primary election are not listed. Find all current positions in the election here.

  • US Senator
  • US Representative in Congress, District 6
  • State Senator, District 12, 22, 34
  • State Representative, Districts 39, 73, 77, 88, 93
  • County Judge Executive
  • County Sheriff
  • County Clerk
  • Coroner
  • Circuit Judge, Division 7
  • County Mayor
  • Urban County Council At-Large
  • Urban County Council, All Districts

Want to know exactly who your choices are for the election? Head here + fill out the requested information for a sample ballot based on your district, with all of the candidates who will be listed on the ballot of your choice.

🗳️ The candidates

Here are the candidates that will be on the ballot in Fayette County, listed in alphabetical order by last name.

US Senator

US Representative in Congress, District 6

State Senator, District 12

State Senator, District 22

State Senator, District 34

State Representative, District 39

State Representative, District 73

State Representative, District 77

State Representative, District 88

State Representative, District 93

County Judge Executive

County Clerk


County Mayor

Urban County Council At-Large

Urban County Council - District 1

Urban County Council - District 2

Urban County Council - District 3

Urban County Council - District 4

Urban County Council - District 5

Urban County Council - District 6

Urban County Council - District 7

Urban County Council - District 8

Urban County Council - District 9

Urban County Council - District 10

Urban County Council - District 11

Urban County Council - District 12

** We tried our best to include links to the candidate’s election website or election Facebook/Instagram account. If those were unavailable, we tried to find a link including the most information. If you know of a better link that represents any of the above candidates, please let us know.

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