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Secretary of State issues General Election turnout prediction, challenges Kentuckians to go vote

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is predicting approximately 31 percent of the 3,451,537 million people registered to vote in Kentucky will turn out on Election Day next week. “Based on current absentee voting, I believe turnout will be at or above the 2015 General Election,” said Grimes. “It’s simply not OK that only a small portion of Kentuckians will possibly elect...

Lextran offers free rides on Nov. 5 to increase access to polling locations on Election Day

All Lextran routes will be free of charge on Nov. 5 to increase access to polling locations on Election Day. The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement estimated that nearly 15 million people between the ages of 18 and 29 didn’t vote in the 2016 Election because of a lack of transportation to their polling location. “Exercising your right to vote should not be hindered...

In-person absentee voting now open statewide for Kentucky’s Nov. 5 General Election

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Monday that in-person absentee voting is now open statewide for Kentucky’s Nov. 5 General Election. All counties are required to open in-person absentee voting no later than Oct. 18. “Voters who are not able to vote at the polls on Election Day for various reasons can vote absentee before November 5, if eligible, either in-person or by...