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… Continue reading Twelve Percent Turnout Expected for Kentucky Primaries
Candidates may now file to run in next year’s elections. Various federal and municipal races will be on the ballot, including all six of Kentucky’s seats in the House of Representatives. Fourteen Louisville Metro Council seats are up for a vote next year. Presidential election years typically draw a higher interest from candidates and voters… Continue reading Filing Begins for 2012 Elections
The Senate has passed the bill, but it does not have enough support to clear a House committee.
The measure would let the nearly 200,000 independents in Kentucky choose a primary to vote in for each election. Senator Jimmy Higdon sponsored the measure and he says he will try to pass it again next year.
There were many more races on the ballot last year, and that drew hundreds of candidates. And the posts up for election ranged from county clerks to Congressional seats. Just state races and special elections are on the ballot this year. But Secretary of State spokesperson Les Fugate says that doesn’t mean the hours before the deadline will be dull.
Independent candidates seeking partisan offices, candidates for non-partisan offices with no primary, or those seeking to fill an office with a recent vacancy must have their filing papers in the hands of state or local elections officials by 4:00 pm, local time, August 10th.
Six Kentucky counties have been chosen at random for post-primary election audits by the attorney general’s office. The counties are Pulaski, Clinton, Bath, Breckinridge, Johnson and Hart. Attorney General Jack Conway says the audits are quality control measures.
The Attorney General’s election fraud hotline stayed busy on Tuesday, primary Election Day in Kentucky.
In less than four weeks, Kentuckians will go to the polls to vote in party primaries. But in many counties, there aren’t yet enough precinct workers to staff polling places.
Today is the deadline to register to vote in Kentucky’s May 18th primary.
The Kentucky Registry of Election Finance is offering more opportunities for candidates and campaign workers to learn election law this year.