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Politics
2:18 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Ten Percent Turnout Predicted for Kentucky's Primary Election

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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.  

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Politics
5:34 am
Tue May 5, 2015

More Kentucky Voters Are Registered Than Ever Before (But Low Turnout Still Expected in Primary)

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A record number of Kentuckians are registered to vote just ahead of the primary election on May 19, the secretary of state’s office announced Monday.

Despite this, voter turnout in this year’s primary is still expected to be low, with estimates ranging from 15 percent down to the single digits.

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Politics
5:53 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Alison Lundergan Grimes Says Voter Turnout 'Unacceptable'

Alison Lundergan Grimes speaking to Young Professionals of Murray at the Big Apple Cafe.
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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says this past November’s low voter turnout was unacceptable. 

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Education
4:05 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Calloway High School Holds Mock Election, Re-Elects McConnell

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If Kentucky's 2014 elections were up to the students of Calloway County High School, Mitch McConnell would win re-election in the US Senate, Jack Rose would be Murray's next mayor and the county would have a new Parks Tax. 

CCHS held a mock election yesterday for local, state and national seats before the November 4th mid-terms. 

Political science teacher Marshall Ward says the school started administering the exercise every election cycle since 2000 as a way of invigorating young people to vote. 

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It's All Politics
9:59 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Millennial Voters Are Paying Attention — So Why Don't More Vote?

Rapper Lil Jon appears in a new ad for Rock the Vote's 2014 campaign. The organization was founded to get Generation X engaged in politics, and is adapting its tactics to reach millennials.
Courtesy of Rock the Vote

Originally published on Wed October 8, 2014 11:22 am

This story is part of the New Boom series on millennials in America.

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Election
3:38 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

West KY No Exception in Low Voter Turnout

Of the 438,672 registered voters within the WKMS listening range, only 110,670 cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary elections. Voter turnout in the area reached a total of 25.23 percent, nearly matching the statewide turnout of 26 percent.

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Election
7:10 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Turnout Low In Tuesday's Primary

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Turnout 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.

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Government
3:15 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

4 Things That Could Improve Voter Turnout in Kentucky

Voters at Jeffersontown High School in 2012.

Originally published on Tue May 20, 2014 1:08 pm

Today, Kentuckians choose the Democratic and Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, state legislature, and a host of local offices.

The victors in some of today's primaries are a foregone conclusion, perhaps. But other races—Louisville Metro Council District 9, for example—are quite competitive. Still, state election officials expect less than 30 percent of registered voters to show up to the polls.

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Government
4:45 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Grimes: Primary Turnout Not Likely to Exceed 30 Percent

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says voter turnout in Tuesday’s primary elections isn’t likely to break 30 percent.

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.

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Politics
8:10 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Grimes to Give Voter Turnout Prediction

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. 

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