Politics
5:21 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Twelve Percent Turnout Expected for Kentucky Primaries

 

Kentucky elections officials once again expect most voters to ignore Tuesday’s primaries.

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.

Grimes says the lack of competitive primaries for President, Congress and the General Assembly will keep most voters at home.

Turnout may be higher in the few areas where there are competitive races, notably in Northern Kentucky, where the 4th Congressional District GOP primary is a heated seven-way contest.