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More Than 3.4 Million Kentuckians Registered for Nov. 6 Election

Posted at 9:19 AM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 17:52:00-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – More than 3.4 million Kentuckians are registered to vote ahead of the General Election on Nov. 6, according to  Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.

The final report of voters for the General Election shows a net increase of nearly 35,000 voters since the May 22 Primary Election.

Democrats represent the plurality of the electorate with 1.68 million registered voters, or 49.6 percent of voters. Republicans total about 1.41 million, around 41.7 percent of voters, and more than 295,400 voters, about 8.68 percent, are registered with another party or as “Other.”

Each of Kentucky’s six Congressional Districts gained voters since the Primary Election. The 6th Congressional District, where a hotly contested race for the U.S. Representative is underway, saw a net gain of more than 9,100 voters. The Republican Party and other affiliations gained voters in all the districts, while the Democratic Party gained voters in the 3rd, 4th, and 6th Districts.

Grimes urges Kentucky voters to visit, the Commonwealth’s one-stop elections portal for voter resources, for information on absentee voting, voter registration status, sample ballots, and locating polling places.

Complete registration statistics are available on the State Board of Elections website,