Government
12:56 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Thayer on KY Even-Numbered Election Year Change

KY State Senator Damon Thayer (R-Georgetown)
Credit lrc.ky.gov

State Senate Majority Leader Republican Damon Thayer says more Kentuckians would cast ballots for governor, attorney general and the Commonwealth’s other constitutional offices if those elections were held in even-numbered years. Thayer says low-voter turnout for such elections ought to give pause to every Commonwealth resident.

"I’m concerned because fewer and fewer people are deciding who runs our executive branch, and I think that should be something that, from a civics point of view, we are concerned with.”

Thayer was among senators who voted a bill out of committee last week that would postpone Kentucky’s elections for constitutional officers until 2016.