elections http://wkms.org en Law Allows Some 17-Year-Olds to Vote in Primaries http://wkms.org/post/law-allows-some-17-year-olds-vote-primaries <p></p><p>Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a law that allows some 17-year-old Illinoisans to vote in primary elections.</p><p>The measure says that if the teenager will be 18 by the general election, they can vote in the primary.</p><p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 21:28:57 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 32740 at http://wkms.org Law Allows Some 17-Year-Olds to Vote in Primaries Kentucky State Legislative Races to Watch http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-state-legislative-races-watch <p><font size="2">Election day is two weeks away, and with only one competitive Congressional race (6th District with Congressman Ben Chandler and Andy Barr) and no statewide races on the ballot, this year's politics will definitely be local.&nbsp;<font size="2"> </font></font> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:47:23 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 23541 at http://wkms.org Kentucky State Legislative Races to Watch Deadline for Kentucky Write-In Candidates This Week http://wkms.org/post/deadline-kentucky-write-candidates-week <p>People who want to be considered as write-in candidates in the Nov. 6 election in Kentucky must have their paperwork and filing fee turned in this week. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says the deadline is 4 p.m. Eastern Time Friday. Write-in candidates for offices that file with the county clerk must file by 4 p.m. local time Friday. Grimes says under Kentucky law, write-in candidates have to file a declaration of intent and pay a filing fee. Write-in candidates for president and vice president must file a list of presidential electors pledged to the candidates. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:36:26 +0000 The Associated Press 23516 at http://wkms.org Deadline for Kentucky Write-In Candidates This Week Party Label Important in Voter's Decision http://wkms.org/post/party-label-important-voters-decision <p>A Murray State University visiting professor says party label is the most important part of a voter’s decision in an election. Dr. Drew Seib researches how voters make their decisions. Seib says voters are more likely to vote and research candidates in a partisan election than in a non-partisan election. Seib says after party I. D., the economy is the strongest factor in a voter’s decision. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 17:55:41 +0000 Angela Hatton & Chad Lampe 23254 at http://wkms.org Party Label Important in Voter's Decision MSU Political Researcher Talks About How Voters Decide http://wkms.org/post/msu-political-researcher-talks-about-how-voters-decide <p>Television and radio airwaves are thick with election season news and political rhetoric. By this time in the election cycle most registered voters have made up their minds about who they’ll vote for, or whether or not they will vote at all. Many campaign managers likely wish there was a failsafe way to get inside a voter’s mind, and figure out what makes them choose one candidate over another. Enter political researchers like <a href="http://www.drewseib.com/">Dr. Drew Seib</a>. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 17:50:31 +0000 Angela Hatton 23253 at http://wkms.org MSU Political Researcher Talks About How Voters Decide O’Connor Claims Elections are Corrupting the Legal System http://wkms.org/post/o-connor-claims-elections-are-corrupting-legal-system <p>Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O&rsquo;Connor says the money involved in direct judicial elections is corrupting the legal system. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 19:20:42 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 18269 at http://wkms.org O’Connor Claims Elections are Corrupting the Legal System KY Republican voter registrations outpace Democrats http://wkms.org/post/ky-republican-voter-registrations-outpace-democrats <p>Far more Kentuckians have registered to vote as Republicans than Democrats over the past six months, continuing a longstanding trend.&nbsp; Democrats still outnumber Republicans in the state 1.6 million to 1.1 million. But Republicans added nearly 22,000 voters since last year&#39;s November general election.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 May 2012 12:42:36 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 17921 at http://wkms.org KY Republican voter registrations outpace Democrats