voting http://wfpl.org en Don't Expect More Than 30 Percent of Kentucky Registered Voters to Vote on Tuesday, Grimes Says http://wfpl.org/post/dont-expect-more-30-percent-kentucky-registered-voters-vote-tuesday-grimes-says <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Secretary of State Alison </span>Lundergan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Grimes says voter turnout in Tuesday’s primary elections isn’t likely to break 30 percent.</span></p><p>Earlier this week, Grimes said the lack of a presidential race and the lack of a ballot initiative on<a href="/term/local-option-sales-tax"> local option sales tax</a> will keep most voters at home on primary day. And absentee voting is lagging, too.</p> Sat, 17 May 2014 11:27:50 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9364 at http://wfpl.org Don't Expect More Than 30 Percent of Kentucky Registered Voters to Vote on Tuesday, Grimes Says Kentucky Felon Voting Rights Bill's Hopes Rest on Rand Paul's Support http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-felon-voting-rights-bills-hopes-rest-rand-pauls-support <p>A bill to restore voting rights for non-violent felons has passed a Kentucky House committee.</p><p>The measure is Rep. Jesse Crenshaw's latest attempt to put about 130,000 felons back on the voting rolls.</p><p>Similar efforts have repeatedly stalled in the Republican-controlled Senate. But Crenshaw says he hopes that his bill will fare better this year <a href="/post/citing-racial-disparities-senator-rand-paul-favors-restoration-felon-voting-rights">because of support from U.S. Sen. Rand Paul.</a></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:14:04 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8236 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Felon Voting Rights Bill's Hopes Rest on Rand Paul's Support Federal Court Sides With Plaintiffs in Kentucky Redistricting Case http://wfpl.org/post/federal-court-sides-plaintiffs-kentucky-redistricting-case <p>The three-judge federal panel tasked with determining the constitutionality of outdated Kentucky voting districts has granted the plaintiffs attorneys' fees, possibly paving the way to an official end to the state's two-year redistricting nightmare.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 22:49:07 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7411 at http://wfpl.org Federal Court Sides With Plaintiffs in Kentucky Redistricting Case