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Turnout Low In Tuesday's Primary

May 21, 2014
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Turnout was light in Tuesday’s primary election; just 26 percent of registered Kentucky voters cast a ballot. Little over a quarter of the state’s record 3.1 million registered voters participated in the primary, which decided hundreds of races across the Commonwealth.

Today, Kentuckians choose the Democratic and Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, state legislature, and a host of local offices.

The victors in some of today's primaries are a foregone conclusion, perhaps. But other races—Louisville Metro Council District 9, for example—are quite competitive. Still, state election officials expect less than 30 percent of registered voters to show up to the polls.

Grimes: Primary Turnout Not Likely to Exceed 30 Percent

May 15, 2014
Office of KY Secretary of State

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says voter turnout in Tuesday’s primary elections isn’t likely to break 30 percent.

Grimes says the lack of a presidential race and the lack of a ballot initiative on local option sales tax will keep most voters at home on primary day.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has scheduled a news conference for this morning to make her prediction about voter turnout in the November 6th election. Grimes says early absentee voting is on par with the 2008 presidential election when about 64 percent of Kentucky's 3 million voters turned out. 

State election officials say Tennessee voters are continuing to make a strong turnout for early voting in the November 6 election. Turnout Wednesday topped 100,000 voters. Figures posted yesterday afternoon on the Division of Elections website said the statewide total of voters who have already cast was just under 731,000. The early voting period began October 17 and ends November 1. During the last presidential election in 2008, more than 1.5 million Tennesseans cast ballots during early voting. That was about 58 percent of all ballots cast in that election.

Princeton sees high vote turnout for wet/dry vote

Aug 7, 2012

Caldwell County's Clerk says a high number of Princeton voters are casting their ballots on a local option election to allow alcohol sales in the city. If passed, Princeton’s measure would allow packages sales in the city as well as restaurant sales. County Clerk Toni Watson says the turnout so far today is much higher than it was for the state primaries in May. Sturgis, Kentucky residents are also voting today to allow the sale of wine and beer in the dry areas of Union County. Polls in both counties close at 6pm.

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With relatively few competitive races on yesterday’s ballot, the vast majority of Kentuckians opted out of the political process.  A record number are registered to vote, but, Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes set turnout Tuesday at an estimated 11%.

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