By Gail Hairston
Emily Boulieu's honors class observed Fayette County polling locations as part of a national research project.
For most of the University of Kentucky students observing Lexington’s polling places on Election Day, it was their first experience engaged in the nation’s electoral process. They were taking part in a nationwide review of the voting process, led by Associate Professor of Comparative Politics Emily Beaulieu.
Some students came away with indelible memories.
Eric Bingham noted a young immigrant, obviously voting for her first time with her eyes brimming with tears and pride. “To see the joy she had and the pride she took in voting, made me very proud of my country,” he said.
Those standing in line, waiting, also caught Bingham’s