Less Than Half Of Kentucky's Registered Voters Expected To Cast A Ballot

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- State election officials expect just under half of Kentucky's 3.4 million registered voters will head to the ballot box for the general election.

46 percent turnout is what Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is expecting for Tuesday's general election. Grimes says that number is consistent with midterm elections in 2010 and 2014 when 49 and 46 percent of registered voters cast a ballot. 

As of Monday, county clerks across the state had recorded over 30,000 in-person absentee ballots and another 24,000 mail-in ballots had been distributed. 

In comparison, May's primary election saw a voter turnout of around 23 percent.


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