Nov 20, 2012 1:22 PM
The State Board of Elections certified vote totals from the November 6 General Election Tuesday and issued certificates of election to candidates who received the highest number of votes.
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said, "There were a number of close elections across the state, with some races being decided by as few as five votes, or even a coin toss. These results are proof that every vote truly does count." According to Grimes, the unsuccessful candidates in the 3rd Senate District and 7th House District requested recanvasses, but the recanvasses did not change the outcomes of those elections.
Grimes reported that statewide turnout for the November 6 election was approximately 59.8 percent. "Although turnout was lower than I had hoped to see, I was pleased by the enthusiasm shown by the nearly 60 percent of voters who made their voices heard, and I'm grateful to the local election officials and precinct officers for ensuring that all eligible Kentuckians had the opportunity to cast a ballot." Grimes noted that turnout was consistent with 1996, another presidential election year in which an incumbent was seeking re-election, when 59.3 percent of eligible voters participated.
The eight Republican presidential electors, to whom the State Board of Elections issued certificates of election, will meet at the Capitol at 11:45 a.m. on December 17, 2012, to cast their votes for President and Vice President of the United States.
Detailed results from all races are available on the State Board of Elections' website.