With relatively few competitive races on yesterday’s ballot, the vast majority of Kentuckians opted out of the political process. A record number are registered to vote, but, Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes set turnout Tuesday at an estimated 11%.
Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says if you can’t to get to the polls on Election Day you may be able to vote by absentee ballot. Soldiers overseas and students on out-of-state campuses are eligible. State law allows anyone who will be traveling and won’t be able to get to their local polls to cast absentee ballots ahead of the May 22nd primary. The elderly and disabled may also be able to do so. People in hospital and, in some instances, jail also can vote absentee. You should contact your local county clerk to request a mail-in absentee ballot.