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Kentucky Primary One Week from Today

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The Kentucky Primary Election is one week from today. Polls open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 17. 

Voters will determine candidates for U.S. Senate and U.S. House among state and local races. Registered Democrats will vote for candidates for U.S. President. Republicans voted in a March caucus. Donald Trump won the the Kentucky Republican Presidential Caucus with nearly 36% of the vote.

According to a news release from Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes nearly 20,000 people have registered to vote or have updated their registration on the new web portal

The deadline for mail-in absentee ballots is today (May 10). In-person absentee ballots must be delivered to the county clerk’s office by close of business May 16.

In the WKMS Listening area:

The U.S. First District House seat held by retiring Congressman Ed Whitfield is up for grabs. Paducah residents will decide on a mayor and members of the city commission. Residents of Kentucky’s 8th House District will decide whether or not to keep Democratic Rep. Jeff Taylor, who won in a special election in March. Graves County will vote on a coroner.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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