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Monday by 4 p.m. — the deadline for registering to vote in Nov. 5 election; check ‘inactive voter list’ too

Monday, October 7, is the last day to register to vote in the November 5 election. And it’s also the last day to be sure you are not one of the 175,000 Kentucky voters who have been removed from the voting lists, declared “inactive” by Kentucky’s State Board of Elections. Objections have been raised over this unilateral action but Kentucky voters must check the records to be...

Richard Nelson: Tomorrow is primary election day in Kentucky; can we defy the low turnout prediction

Kentucky’s primary election is Tuesday and if voter participation in 2015 is any indication, the turnout will be in the neighborhood of a dismal 12 percent. Low turnout is partly because Kentucky is one of a handful of states that elects its governor and constitutional officers in odd-numbered years.  Fewer races mean less campaign advertising. Less advertising means less buzz around the workplace...

Monday — April 22 — is last chance to register to vote in the May 21 primary election

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reminds eligible Kentuckians to register to vote by the deadline, April 22, ahead of the Commonwealth’s Primary Election on May 21.   “We’ve made it easy to register to vote in Kentucky with GoVoteKY.com, and we’ve had over 1 million people visit the online portal,” said Grimes, Kentucky’s Chief Election Official. “I...

Secretary of State reports more than 3.4 million Kentuckians registered to vote in Nov. 6 election

More than 3.4 million Kentuckians are registered to vote ahead of the General Election on Nov. 6, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Thursday.   Democrats represent the plurality of the electorate with 1.68 million registered voters, or 49.6 percent of voters. Republicans total about 1.41 million, around 41.7 percent of voters, and more than 295,400 voters, about 8.68 percent, are...

Secretary of State’s office predicts 60 percent turnout — 3.3 million voters — for Tuesday’s election

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes projected approximately 60 percent of the 3.3 million people registered to vote in Kentucky will turn out for next week’s general election. “We hope this year will continue to be a record-breaking year in Kentucky,” said Grimes. “Two weeks ago, we made history with the highest number of Kentuckians registered to vote. Now, we hope that...

Commentary: Exercise your right to vote; there are important choices to be made Tuesday

By Paul Whalen Special to KyForward There is an expression “use it or lose it”. This usually applies to skills and athletics. However, it could apply to voting. When businesses see decline in the use of a product or service they often discontinue that product or service. In the United States and in Kentucky, we have a decline of those who are exercising their rights as citizens even though this...