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Grimes: Record Number Of Kentuckians Registered For May Primary

Posted at 8:28 AM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-02 08:29:43-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Thursday that a record total of 3,421,796 Kentuckians are registered to vote in May’s Primary Election.

Democratic voters represent just more than 49 percent of the electorate with 1,684,200 registered voters. Republican voters total 1,437,897 million or about 42 percent of voters, and almost 9 percent of voters – about 299,699 – affiliate with another party or as “Other.”

The total registered represents a net increase of 18,891 voters since the 2018 General Election, the last statewide election in the Commonwealth.

More than 72,000 new voters used to register since the launch of online voter registration in March 2016. Nearly 32,000 registered as Democrats, 26,000 as Republicans, and approximately 14,000 as some other affiliation. More than 1 million Kentuckians have visited the portal and more than 183,000 applications have been submitted and processed.

Grimes urges Kentucky voters to visit 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,