In the most closely watched race, Republican Andy Barr wants a recheck of the vote totals in the 6th Congressional District. Democratic Congressman Ben Chandler declared victory on election night, but the margin of victory was only 649 votes.
Republican John Kemper of Lexington is running for State Auditor. Kemper made an unsuccessful bid for Congress this year, but says he does not aspire to be a career politician.
Fugate says turnout, as expected, is strongest in Louisville and Lexington. Secretary of State Trey Grayson is predicting voter turnout statewide will be around 48 percent. The polls remain open until 6:00 pm, local time.
Republicans and independents signed up more voters since May than Democrats. And females still outnumber males on Kentucky’s voter registration rolls.
“The equipment is much like what you would see if you were taking the ACT or SAT. You just fill in the bubble next to the name that you prefer and then you’ll slide it in to a reader,” says Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Les Fugate.
Fugate says to register you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Kentucky and at least 18 years of age on or before Election Day.
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… Continue reading Grayson Says Voter Turnout Will Vary Across Kentucky
Candidates who wish to run in May’s primary election in Kentucky have until tomorrow afternoon to file their qualifying papers. Deputy Secretary of State Les Fugate says a number of potential candidates wait until the last minute. “We will actually have several candidates at our office who will file in the last hour or so,”… Continue reading Filing Deadline is Tomorrow
The Kentucky Secretary of State’s office says a record number of Kentuckians could go to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots for president and other offices. Spokesperson Les Fugate says nearly three million Kentuckians are now registered to vote. “We’re expecting anywhere from 65 to 70 percent turnout. that percentage is not a record. However, if… Continue reading Record Numbers Predicted At Kentucky Polls Tuesday
For the first time in a general election, voters in 34 Kentucky counties will cast ballots next month using a new digital scan voting system. Secretary of State spokesperson Les Fugate says some counties asked for the new devices amid voter concerns about problems that occurred in Florida during the 2000 presidential election, although there… Continue reading New Voting System To Be Used In Some KY Counties