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Wed October 15, 2008
KY Sets State Record for Registered Voters
By Carrie Pond
Frankfort, KY – With the November 4th Presidential Election just around the corner, a record two-point-nine million Kentuckians have registered to vote. Les Fugate of the Secretary of State's office says the impressive number could bode well for turnout on Election Day. "Kentucky is one of the best states for registering voters, especially compared to a number of states who have voter registration periods that go right up to Election Day and some even occur on Election Day. For our voter registration period to close one month in advance, we have a high number of registered voters." Since the May primary, more than 32-thousand Kentuckians registered as Democrats. Republicans added more than 13-thousand potential voters and almost four thousand people registered as independents, or "Others." Registered Democrats still outnumber Republicans in Kentucky, two-to-one.