voter turnout http://wfpl.org en 2014 Kentucky Primary: 26 Percent of Registered Voters Voted http://wfpl.org/post/2014-kentucky-primary-26-percent-registered-voters-voted <p>There was light voter turnout in Tuesday’s primary election—just 26 percent of registered Kentucky voters cast a ballot.</p><p>That's of a record 3.1 million registered voters.</p><p>Turnout was highest in some Eastern Kentucky counties, most notably those in which the Kentucky Attorney General's office says reports of vote-buying were highest.</p><p><strong><a href="/post/4-things-could-improve-voter-turnout-kentucky">Related: 4 Things That Could Improve Voter Turnout</a></strong></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9396 at http://wfpl.org 2014 Kentucky Primary: 26 Percent of Registered Voters Voted 4 Things That Could Improve Voter Turnout in Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/4-things-could-improve-voter-turnout-kentucky <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today, Kentuckians choose the Democratic and Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, state legislature, and a host of local offices.</span></p><p>The victors in some of today's primaries are a foregone conclusion, perhaps. But other races—Louisville Metro Council District 9, for example—are quite competitive. Still, state election officials expect<a href="/post/dont-expect-more-30-percent-kentucky-registered-voters-vote-tuesday-grimes-says"> less than 30 percent of registered voters to show up to the polls.</a></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 18:01:53 +0000 Joseph Lord 9380 at http://wfpl.org 4 Things That Could Improve Voter Turnout in Kentucky 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 Twelve Percent Turnout Expected for Kentucky Primaries http://wfpl.org/post/twelve-percent-turnout-expected-kentucky-primaries <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Kentucky elections officials once again expect most voters to ignore Tuesday&rsquo;s primaries.</p><p>Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is predicting turnout between 10 and 12 percent. Low turnout has plagued Kentucky elections for the last few cycles. About a third of voters cast ballots in the 2008 and 2010 primaries.</p><p>Grimes says the lack of competitive primaries for President, Congress and the General Assembly will keep most voters at home.</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 21:21:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 374 at http://wfpl.org