Alison Lundergan Grimes

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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. 

Kentucky Voter Registration Totals Reach Record High

Apr 28, 2016
Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Kentucky has an all-time high number of registered voters. Ahead of Kentucky's primary election next month, the total comes out to about 3.2 million.

Clinton Hires Grimes' Veteran to Lead Kentucky Campaign

Apr 21, 2016
Office of KY Secretary of State

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has hired a former Alison Lundergan Grimes senate campaign staffer.

Elizabeth Cantrell Brooks will serve as state director of Clinton’s Kentucky campaign ahead of next month’s primary.


Today is the last day to register to vote ahead of the May primary in Kentucky, May 17. Online registration was launched more than a month ago at

A bill to allow no-excuse early voting in Kentucky is dead for this year.  Legislation proposed by Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes cleared the House, but never came up for a vote in the Senate. 

The legislation was aimed at boosting voter turnout in Kentucky.  Currently, voters must have a qualifying reason to vote early.  Grimes was the leading supporter of the bill.  She expressed frustration that the measure won’t be passed this year.

"I've traveled the state and people feel it's something that we should already have," Grimes stated.  "Much like online voter registration, it's something they expect."

The Kentucky County Clerk’s Association opposed the bill.  Warren County Clerk Lynette Yates said the group feels expanded early voting would be a burden for county clerks with small staffs.

via Twitter, @KySecofState

Kentuckians are signing up to vote or are updating their voting registration online. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes’ office says more than 10,000 people have used since its launch last week.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Early voting legislation, a high priority of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, has won House approval. 

The measure, after substantial debate, passed Monday by a 20-vote margin.  

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Kentuckians can now register to vote online. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes made the formal announcement Monday at the state capitol.

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Kentucky’s Secretary of State says lawmakers have a way to increase voter participation statewide. Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes appeared before a House committee in Frankfort Monday in support of early voting legislation.

Allison Lundergan Grimes / Twitter

Kentucky’s remaining constitutional officers were sworn in Monday, with all but one of the five posts changing hands.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, a Democrat elected to a second term, was the only official sworn in Monday who had previously served in a statewide positions.