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Kentucky voter registrations increased by more than 47,000 prior to Oct. 5 deadline for 2020 election


Secretary of State Michael Adams has announced that, approaching the October 5 voter registration deadline for the 2020 general election, Kentucky saw a big bump in new registrants, its biggest monthly increase this year. As of September 30, 3,565,428 Kentuckians were registered to vote, a jump of 47,861 registered voters since the end of August.

Secretary of State Michael Adams

“I’m pleased so many Kentuckians have registered to vote, and they’ll find that we’ve made voting easier than it’s ever been before,” Adams said. “Based on this surge of registration, we expect a high turnout and encourage voters to vote early rather than create long lines on Nov. 3.”

In this same time period, 6,633 ineligible voters were removed from the voter rolls. These include voters who have died, been convicted of a felony, or moved out of state.

Currently, Democratic registrants represent 46.9 percent of the electorate with 1,672,380 registered voters. Democratic registration increased by 1,591 since August 31, a 0.10 percent increase. Republican registrants total 1,568,690, or 43.9 percent of voters, with an increase of 35,595 registered voters, a gain of 2.32 percent since August 31. Voters represented under all other affiliations, fall right at 9 percent of the total, and saw an increase of 10,675 registrants, or a 3.4 percent rise since August 31.

Complete registration statistics are available on the State Board of Elections website.

From Secretary of State


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