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State Officials Hope Voter Turnout Is Higher Than Expected

Posted at 3:54 PM, May 21, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– A record 3.4 million people in Kentucky are registered to vote this year.

The voter turnout is projected at 12.5%, but state officials hope that the turnout is higher than they expect.

“I think a lot of people brush it off like it’s no big deal, but people all over the world in all of history never had the opportunity in the most part to select their own leaders,” said voter Rod Brotherton.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes made the 12.5 percent projection last week.

“Based on historical data and current absentee voting patterns, it appears the turnout in this year’s primary election will be consistent with the past primary elections,” said Grimes. “It is not okay that a small portion of Kentuckians will vote to elect the Commonwealth’s next constitutional officers.”

She invited all voters to prove her estimate wrong.