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Today is the last day to register to vote ahead of the May primary in Kentucky, May 17. Online registration was launched more than a month ago at

A bill to allow no-excuse early voting in Kentucky is dead for this year.  Legislation proposed by Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes cleared the House, but never came up for a vote in the Senate. 

The legislation was aimed at boosting voter turnout in Kentucky.  Currently, voters must have a qualifying reason to vote early.  Grimes was the leading supporter of the bill.  She expressed frustration that the measure won’t be passed this year.

"I've traveled the state and people feel it's something that we should already have," Grimes stated.  "Much like online voter registration, it's something they expect."

The Kentucky County Clerk’s Association opposed the bill.  Warren County Clerk Lynette Yates said the group feels expanded early voting would be a burden for county clerks with small staffs.

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Kentuckians are signing up to vote or are updating their voting registration online. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes’ office says more than 10,000 people have used since its launch last week.

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Early voting legislation, a high priority of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, has won House approval. 

The measure, after substantial debate, passed Monday by a 20-vote margin.  

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Kentuckians can now register to vote online. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes made the formal announcement Monday at the state capitol.

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Kentucky’s Secretary of State says lawmakers have a way to increase voter participation statewide. Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes appeared before a House committee in Frankfort Monday in support of early voting legislation.

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Kentucky’s remaining constitutional officers were sworn in Monday, with all but one of the five posts changing hands.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, a Democrat elected to a second term, was the only official sworn in Monday who had previously served in a statewide positions.


Kentucky voters may be able to register to vote and update their information online during next year’s presidential election.

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced in Louisville Tuesday that her office will be extending online registration to all eligible voters in the state. The service is currently only available to military voters.

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County clerks across Kentucky will be double checking vote totals tomorrow\today in a statewide recanvass requested by two Republicans.  

Gubernatorial candidate James Comer is seeking a recanvass after losing to Matt Bevin by 83 votes in last Tuesday’s primary.  Richard Heath lost to Ryan Quarles by just over 14-hundred votes in the race for the GOP nomination for Agriculture Commissioner.  While Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes plans to announce the outcomes of the recanvass tomorrow\today, she says the winners will still be unofficial until next month.

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One in ten registered voters is expected to cast ballots Tuesday in Kentucky’s primary election.  

Voters on May 19th will choose their nominees for governor and other constitutional officers.  

Based on previous elections and the 5,100 absentee ballots cast, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes predicts 10% of registered voters will go to the polls.