Thayer on KY Even-Numbered Election Year Change

Jan 21, 2014

KY State Senator Damon Thayer (R-Georgetown)

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.