Kentucky Primary One Week from Today

May 10, 2016

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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 govoteky.com.

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.