voter turnout

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

Credit Wikimedia Commons

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

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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Politics
7:36 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Tennessee Early Voting Turnout Strong

State election officials say Tennessee voters are continuing to make a strong turnout for early voting in the November 6 election. Turnout Wednesday topped 100,000 voters. Figures posted yesterday afternoon on the Division of Elections website said the statewide total of voters who have already cast was just under 731,000. The early voting period began October 17 and ends November 1. During the last presidential election in 2008, more than 1.5 million Tennesseans cast ballots during early voting. That was about 58 percent of all ballots cast in that election.

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Society
11:49 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Princeton sees high vote turnout for wet/dry vote

Caldwell County's Clerk says a high number of Princeton voters are casting their ballots on a local option election to allow alcohol sales in the city. If passed, Princeton’s measure would allow packages sales in the city as well as restaurant sales. County Clerk Toni Watson says the turnout so far today is much higher than it was for the state primaries in May. Sturgis, Kentucky residents are also voting today to allow the sale of wine and beer in the dry areas of Union County. Polls in both counties close at 6pm.

Election 2012
9:14 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Few competitive primary races means poor voter turnout in Kentucky

An empty polling station at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY.
Charles Compton WEKU News

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%.

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