Grayson Says Voter Turnout Will Vary Across Kentucky

by Rick Howlett on May 4, 2010

By Tony McVeigh, Kentucky Public Radio

Kentucky’s May 18th primary election is only two weeks away, and Secretary of State Trey Grayson is predicting voter turnout will be about the same as four years ago.

In the comparable election year of 2006, 28-percent of Kentucky Republicans and 31-percent of Democrats went to the polls in the primary. Based on that, absentee balloting and anecdotal reports, Secretary of State Trey Grayson believes voter turnout May 18th will be around 30-percent.

“But you’ve got to remember this is going to vary significantly from county to county. There will be counties that’ll have 60-percent turnout most likely. And there will be counties that will have 10-percent.”

Grayson says recent flooding damaged voting machines in Bath and Casey counties, but there’s enough time to replace them. That’s also the case with some paper ballots damaged in Warren County. All in all, Grayson is predicting a smooth election.

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Charlie May 4, 2010 at 5:50 pm

NPR’s coverage of the 2010 elections is troubling. Stories where only one candidate is mentioned are common. Today because of Grayson’s position, he gets mentioned as a candidate for Senate on the air but no otheres.

Last month, NPR ran a story about how Jim King was running third in the polling for Democratic Mayor of Louisville, but thought that he could come back. Well, who is winning?!

Can you please offer more facts and less favoratism? Thank you.

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