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Kentucky sees bump in voter registration; new registrations double year-over-year


Secretary of State Michael Adams has announced a bump in voter registration, with 10,534 net new voters registering between Oct. 1-5 and Nov. 4-30.

By law, the voter registration books close the four weeks before an election, through election day. In comparison, only 4,115 net new voters registered in October and November of 2019.

Michael Adams

“We’ve seen, particularly after election day, a bump in voter registration,” Adams said. “I hope this level of interest and enthusiasm stretches into 2021, a non-election year.”

From Oct. 1 through Oct. 5, eight new Democrats registered, 2,940 new Republicans registered, and 784 Other voters registered, a total of 3,732. From Nov. 4 through Nov. 30, Democrats lost 1,814 voters, Republicans added 6,982 voters, and new Other voters added 1,634, a total of 6,802.

For October and November combined, Democrats saw a 0.12 percent decrease in registration, Republicans saw a 0.63 percent increase in registration, and Others saw a 0.75 percent increase in registration.

From Office of Secretary of State


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