voter turnout

Suhail Bhat

President-elect Joe Biden received a bigger turnout in the Ohio Valley in 2020 than Hillary Clinton did in 2016. So did his opponent Donald Trump.

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Much of the Ohio Valley saw historic levels of voter turnout in the 2020 election, as election officials expanded voting options to reduce the risk from coronavirus. 

Who does and doesn't get to vote in November could rest on how states, political parties and the federal government respond to the coronavirus threat to U.S. elections.

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  77-year-old Sidney Milton of Marshall County remembers the first time she ever voted. The year was 1960. She said she walked into her polling station, inside a car dealership in downtown Mayfield, when she was 18.


Kentucky League of Women Voters President Fran Wagner believes more can be done at all levels of government to help boost voter participation. Wagner participated in a national league event this past weekend in Washington.


The Kentucky Secretary of State is asking for additional poll workers for the upcoming May 22 primary election.


Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says the state’s voter turnout was approximately 59 percent. 

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  Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says there’s been a surge in the number of people voting absentee this election.

Office of KY Secretary of State

  Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says serving a second term would allow her an opportunity to expand job possibilities for returning military members. 

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One in ten registered voters is expected to cast ballots Tuesday in Kentucky’s primary election.  

Voters on May 19th will choose their nominees for governor and other constitutional officers.  

Based on previous elections and the 5,100 absentee ballots cast, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes predicts 10% of registered voters will go to the polls.