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Secretary of State announces increase in new voter registrations during the month of May

Secretary of State Michael G. Adams announced that Kentucky began to see a rebound in voter registration during the month of May, with the state’s total number of registered voters increasing to 3,476,391 as of May 31. This number reflects an increase of 7,744, or 0.22% more registered voters than reported on April 30. Michael G. Adams Democratic registrants continue to represent just more than 48...

Secretary of State Michael Adams announces decline in voter registration during month of April

Secretary of State Michael G. Adams announced that Kentucky saw total voter registration numbers decline to 3,468,647 during the month of April. There are 1,265 fewer voters on the rolls as of April 30 than on March 31, a 0.04 percent decrease. Michael G. Adams Democratic registrants continue to represent just more than 48 percent of the electorate with 1,677,637 registered voters. Democratic...

Kentucky voter registration flatlines in March; Adams encourages online voter registration

Secretary of State Michael G. Adams announced that Kentucky saw a flatline in voter registration in March, with the state holding a total of 3,469,912 registrants as of March 31. This is a 0.01 percent increase since Feb. 29, or only 504 additional voters. Michael G. Adams Democratic registrants represent just more than 48 percent of the electorate with 1,679,132 registered voters. Democratic registration...

Record number of Kentuckians registered to vote in May 21 primary, more than 18,000 since 2018 vote

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Thursday that a record total of 3,421,796 Kentuckians are registered to vote in the Primary Election on May 21. Democratic voters represent just more than 49 percent of the electorate with 1,684,200 registered voters. Republican voters total 1,437,897 million or about 42 percent of voters, and almost 9 percent of voters – about 299,699 – affiliate...

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...

Secretary of State records more than $3.3 million Kentuckians registered for May 22 primary elections

A total of 3,368,119 Kentuckians are registered to vote in the Primary Election on May 22, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Friday. Democratic voters represent just more than 50 percent of the electorate with 1.68 million registered voters. Republican voters total 1.39 million or about 41 percent of voters, and 8.5 percent of voters – about 289,000 – affiliate with another party...

Historic voter registration drive adds more than 100,000 voters to the rolls for Nov. 8 election

More than 100,000 new voters are on the rolls for the Nov. 8 general election following the largest and longest registration drive in recent Kentucky history led by Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. Grimes announced the new registration numbers at the kick-off event for the Kentucky Girl Scouts “Promise to Vote” campaign last week. Approximately 106,000 new voters have signed...

Are you one of them? 35 million eligible American voters are not yet registered to vote

At least 35 million eligible Americans are not registered to vote, Rebecca Beitsch reports for Stateline. Maps are available to compare voter registration in states in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014. Stateline map: Voter registration by state in 2014: Hawaii has the lowest rate of eligible residents registered to vote, at 64 percent, followed by Wyoming (67.4 percent), Nevada (68.5) and Utah (69.9).  One...

GoVoteKy’s online voter registration system sets record; more than 10,000 new voters have signed up

More than 36,000 Kentuckians have used the Commonwealth’s online voter registration system to register or update their registration, setting a new record today, five months since its launch. The portal at GoVoteKY.com, which Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes launched in March, can be used to register to vote, or update or check voter registration. “The energy surrounding our...