Graves County voters who wish to vote in-person for the primary election on June 23 will have the opportunity at Graves County High School, according to County Clerk Kim Gills.

Gills announced the decision Monday following approval by GCHS Principal Alison Gregory.

The initial plan for the June 23 primary’s in-person voting was to have the lone precinct at the Graves County Courthouse, but concerns over social distancing and parking prompted officials with Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams and the State Board of Election to recommend other venues.

No other precincts will be used as in-person voting options.

Gills said three scanners will be set up for voting at Graves County High School and four precinct volunteers will man the site. Voters will enter through the office side of the front to present photo identification and sign in, then proceed when a scanner is available into the school’s main commons area.

After completing their vote, people will move to the area between the commons and Eagles’ Nest and exit through the main doors.

Voters may also vote via mail or drop-off ballot this year, as well, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Post cards will be mailed to voters from the State Board of Election with additional information on the options and how to get a ballot. Once requested and received by mail, the ballot can be mailed back to the Graves County Clark’s office no later than June 23, 2020 or dropped off at a secure ballot box inside the courthouse.

Voters can also request a ballot by phoning Gills’ office at 270-247-1676 or emailing or

Voters can also vote by scanner in the county clerk’s office by appointment only between June 8-22.

The ballot includes nominees for the Democratic and Republican presidential and U.S. Senate races and First Appellate District Court.

The last day to register to vote is Tuesday, May 26.