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More than 100 register to vote since Sept. 15

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By The Staff

Taylor County's number of voters grew by more than 100 in the final month of the registration window.

According to County Clerk Mark Carney, 120 new voters registered at his office since the last official voter count on Sept. 15, bringing the total to an estimated 17,163. This year's General Election will mark the first time the county has had more than 17,000 registered voters, Carney said.

In addition, two write-in candidates have filed for election in the last week. Marshall Glover Jr. filed as a write-in for the 4th District magistrate seat. He joins write-ins Byron Sanders, Todd Sullivan and William "Bill" Newcomb in the race between Democrat Kenneth Minor and Republican Matt Pendleton. Minor was appointed to the seat by Gov. Steve Beshear in April to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Marshall Caulk.

Pat Hall filed as a write-in candidate for the City School Board race. The seats currently held by Barkley Taylor and Joe Walters are up for grabs. Only Chris Brunelle and Taylor had filed in time for their names to appear on the ballot. Joyce Atkinson had filed but has since withdrawn.