Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Record number of ballots expected to be cast as voter turnout likely between 62-64 percent
A record number of voters are expected to cast ballots in the Nov. 6 general election, with statewide voter turnout likely between 62 and 64 percent, according to Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.
“Voters have many important decisions to make on Election Day,” said Grimes. “I urge all eligible Kentuckians to be a part of the process and make their voices heard.”
Grimes said that to date, absentee voting activity is on par with the 2008 general election. With approximately 130,000 more registered voters compared with 2008, Grimes predicts a record number of ballots will be cast in Tuesday.
Grimes’ prediction hinges on the impact superstorm Sandy may have on the state, the full extent of which is not yet known. “I am working closely with our county clerks to monitor the effects of Sandy on our election and to ensure that all Kentuckians’ right to vote on Nov. 6 is preserved,” she said.
With only one week remaining until Election Day, Grimes reminds voters to visit the Voter Information Center to verify the location of their polling places and view sample ballots. For additional election information, visit the Secretary of State’s website.
From Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office