Following Greene County’s top election official

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Following Greene County’s top election official

Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller started his day at 3:25 a.m. Usually, he’s able to sleep a tad longer, but on Election Day, Schoeller is prepared for the long haul.

When the News-Leader caught up with him at the county election center on Boonville Avenue, Schoeller spoke with poll workers counting absentee ballots using a high-speed tabulator and, after wrapping up an interview with KY3, Schoeller hopped in the car. Volunteer Jake Johnson was driving and navigated the group check-in at a variety of voting precincts. This was Johnson’s first time helping in such a capacity, but he’s glad to see the inner workings of what happens on Election Day.

During the drive, Schoeller discussed the new challenges this year has brought to the table. For one thing, Schoeller sought to acquire several more electronic iPads used to check in voters. However, due to the coronavirus, access was limited.

Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller escorts one voter up the sidewalk at First Baptist Church Battlefield so she may get help from a poll worker and avoid standing in line.

In addition to the usual amount of election judges and poll workers brought on to work Election Day, Schoeller said about 150 more were hired to maintain sanitation protocols.

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While at the polling precinct at Macedonia Baptist Church, Schoeller encountered something he’s not seen much, if at all, in his years as a clerk: someone wearing a political candidate’s slogan on their attire. One man stood in line with a “Trump 2020” shirt and “Make America Great Again” hat. Schoeller approached the voter and explained that he could not enter the precinct wearing those items. The man mentioned he saw a woman wearing “Biden” attire, and a poll worker confirmed that the woman was asked to remove the item.

Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller speaks with an election worker at James River Church West Campus. During an election in 2016, he said the line was so much longer than it was today that he took a photo from the balcony. He said he was happy to see the progress.

As Schoeller exited the same polling precinct, he had to ask another woman to remove her “Make America Great Again” hat.

Although polls close at 7 p.m., Schoeller doesn’t expect his night to end until the wee hours of the morning Wednesday.

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