voter turnout http://wkms.org en West KY No Exception in Low Voter Turnout http://wkms.org/post/west-ky-no-exception-low-voter-turnout <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Of the 438,672 registered voters within the </span>WKMS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> listening range, only 110,670 cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary elections. </span><a href="http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/KY/50972/130481/en/vt.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Voter turnout</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the area reached a total of 25.23 percent, nearly matching the </span><a href="http://wkms.org/post/turnout-low-tuesdays-primary" style="line-height: 1.5;">statewide turnout of 26 percent</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 20:38:18 +0000 Allison Crawford 40729 at http://wkms.org West KY No Exception in Low Voter Turnout Turnout Low In Tuesday's Primary http://wkms.org/post/turnout-low-tuesdays-primary <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Turnout&nbsp;</span>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.</p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 12:10:51 +0000 Jonathan Meador 40716 at http://wkms.org Turnout Low In Tuesday's Primary 4 Things That Could Improve Voter Turnout in Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/4-things-could-improve-voter-turnout-kentucky <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Voters at Jeffersontown High School in 2012." data-attribution="Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201405/elect5.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today, Kentuckians choose the Democratic and Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, state legislature, and a host of local offices.</span><p>The victors in some of today's primaries are a foregone conclusion, perhaps. Tue, 20 May 2014 20:15:50 +0000 Joseph Lord 40688 at http://wkms.org 4 Things That Could Improve Voter Turnout in Kentucky Grimes: Primary Turnout Not Likely to Exceed 30 Percent http://wkms.org/post/grimes-primary-turnout-not-likely-exceed-30-percent <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Secretary of State Alison </span>Lundergan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Grimes says voter turnout in Tuesday’s primary elections isn’t likely to break 30 percent.</span></p><p>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.</p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 21:45:29 +0000 Jonathan Meador 40597 at http://wkms.org Grimes: Primary Turnout Not Likely to Exceed 30 Percent Grimes to Give Voter Turnout Prediction http://wkms.org/post/grimes-give-voter-turnout-prediction <p>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.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 13:10:41 +0000 Shelly Baskin 23865 at http://wkms.org Grimes to Give Voter Turnout Prediction Tennessee Early Voting Turnout Strong http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-early-voting-turnout-strong <p>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.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:36:44 +0000 The Associated Press 23751 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Early Voting Turnout Strong Princeton sees high vote turnout for wet/dry vote http://wkms.org/post/princeton-sees-high-vote-turnout-wetdry-vote <p>Caldwell County&#39;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&rsquo;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.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 16:49:40 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 20367 at http://wkms.org Few competitive primary races means poor voter turnout in Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/few-competitive-primary-races-means-poor-voter-turnout-kentucky <p>With relatively few competitive races on yesterday&rsquo;s ballot, the vast majority of Kentuckians opted out of the political process.&nbsp; A record number are registered to vote, but, Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes set turnout Tuesday at an estimated 11%.</p><p> Wed, 23 May 2012 02:14:15 +0000 Charles Compton (KPR) 18085 at http://wkms.org Few competitive primary races means poor voter turnout in Kentucky