Floyd County, Indiana residents will have the chance to weigh in this week on whether the county should switch from voting precincts to voting centers. Currently, voting is available in each of the 60 county precincts. The voting center plan would put polling places in fewer locations, but would allow voters to visit any of… Continue reading Floyd County Seeks Public Opinion On Voting Centers Wednesday
The vote tallies from Kentucky’s May 17th primary election are now official. The results were certified by the State Board of Elections, meeting in Frankfort. The board’s focus now turns to the November 8th general election. “One of the things that we do in all of our meetings is that we approve reimbursement for the various… Continue reading Board of Elections Certifies Primary Results
Governor Steve Beshear’s campaign says the list of Republicans backing the Kentucky Democrat’s re-election bid this fall is growing. On the day before Kentucky Republicans held their post-primary unity rally at GOP headquarters in Frankfort, Gov. Beshear’s campaign released the names of 70 Republicans backing his re-election bid. Among the names was former Lt. Gov.… Continue reading Beshear Touts More GOP Support
Former federal administrator Hilda Legg of Somerset has officially requested a recanvass of the vote in the Republican primary for Kentucky Secretary of State. On Tuesday, Legg lost the primary by just over 1,100 votes to tea party favorite Bill Johnson of Elkton. The unofficial vote tally was 66,439 for Johnson, to Legg’s 65,325. Legg’s… Continue reading Legg Officially Requests Recanvass
It’ll be Democratic Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear against Republican Senate President David Williams in the fall. Beshear had no primary opposition, but he roused a crowd of several hundred at a rally in Frankfort with a litany of his accomplishments in his first three and a half years in office. Beshear told the crowd he… Continue reading Beshear Ready for Tough Battle With Williams
The Republican nominee for the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office has already begun his general election campaign. Bill Johnson narrowly defeated Hilda Legg to win the nomination, and he says his Tea Party endorsement and appeal to mainstream Republicans will make him a formidable opponent against Democratic nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes. In his victory speech,… Continue reading Johnson Declares Victory
Kentucky elections officials are predicting the second-lowest voter turnout for a primary in more than 10 years. Secretary of State Elaine Walker predicts 10% of voters will go to the polls today. The most notable race in the primary is the Republican race for governor. State Senate President David Williams has led in polls. He’s… Continue reading Polls Open, Near Record Low Turnout Expected
The filing deadline for public office in Kentucky has officially passed, confirming the lineup for this year’s statewide races. The primary is May 17th. Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh looks at the candidates who qualified on time, and some who didn’t.
The Secretary of State’s office has predicted 48 percent statewide turnout. But with a high-profile mayor’s race, Jefferson County Clerk’s spokesperson Nore Ghibaudy says he thinks local turnout will be around 57%. He says absentee voting is also high.
Early voter turnout is down in Kentucky. The drop could affect some high-profile races, if it spills over into Election Day.