High voter turnout caused some caucus issues

High voter turnout caused some caucus issues

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Because of the higher than expected turnout, Saturday was a hectic day for voters with long lines and slow traffic.

In Jefferson County, more than 34,000 people voted, about a 20-percent turnout.

Kentucky's first Republican caucus was unmistakably different from a typical election.

"We're like cattle going here, but it's the first time so they have to learn," Alice Ernst said.

There were some complaints about a lack of notice.

"They should've let the public know a lot earlier than they did," Edward Spalding said. "We didn't even find out till Thursday."

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Still turnout exceeded expectations, but voter reaction was mixed.

Pamela Hall was one of many voters who said they had issues finding where to vote.

"I did go to the wrong place," she said. "I looked it up on the internet and I went way to Billtown (Road)."

Once she found her polling place, though, Hall said the voting went smoothly despite the crowds.

Overall, voters seemed glad to be voting in March rather than May.

"It's great because it makes us relevant to the whole voting process. I think it's wonderful really," Edward Ernst said.

Added Hall: "It's great, because it makes us relevant to the whole voting process. I think it's wonderful really."

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