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GOP maintains control of Kentucky House, but many new faces, mostly women, will fill seats in January

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Democrats were unable to flip the Kentucky House or even reduce the GOP supermajority, but there will be a lot of new faces – many of them women – in the chamber when lawmakers convene in January. Two Jefferson County Republicans, Phil Moffett and Ken Fleming, were defeated by Democratic women, Lisa Bojanowski and Maria Sorolis, respectively. A pair of House seats...

Kentucky election officials say turnout for Tuesday’s general election may be larger than projected

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Long lines at polling places may mean a larger than predicted voter turnout in the 2018 General Election in Kentucky. 
State Board of Elections staff members reported to the board hearing stories of long lines from county clerks and that, other than a few minor machine glitches, mostly when polls opened, the election had been running smoothly. Voters had to wait through...

Voters set to cast ballots for more than 7,500 candidates across state in today’s general election

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today More than 7,500 candidates are on the ballot for Kentucky’s 2018 general election. Polls will remain open today from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time. A big ballot is usually part of the mid-terms and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said this year is no exception. In addition to Kentucky’s six Congressional seats, all 100 state House seats and the even-numbered...

Kentucky Secretary of State predicts a voter turnout of 46 percent in Tuesday’s General Election

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is predicting less than 46 percent or more voters will turn out on Election Day next week. She told reporters during a press conference in her office on Tuesday that absentee vote totals slightly ahead of 2014, the last mid-term election. “My projection Is that the 2018 General Election will be consistent with prior mid-terms,...

Today marks final day for Kentuckians to register or change voter registration for Nov. 6 General Election

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding Kentuckians that today is the voter registration deadline for Kentuckians who intend to vote in the 2018 General Election Nov. 6. “To be able to have your voice heard at the ballot box, you have to be registered,” said Grimes. “[Oct. 9] is the last day to register and make changes to your registration – including updating...