Record number of Kentuckians registered to vote

There is a record number of Kentuckians registered to vote prior to the May 21st primary election.

The Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office reports a total of 3,421,796 Kentuckians on the Commonwealth’s voter roll.  The total registered represents a net increase of 18,891 voters since the 2018 General Election, the last statewide election in the Commonwealth.

Democratic voters represent just more than 49 percent of the electorate and Republican voters about 42 percent of voters. Kentuckians registered as independent or another party cannot vote in the Democratic or Republican primaries.

Officials say more than 72,000 new voters used to register since the launch of online voter registration in March 2016. More than 1 million Kentuckians have visited the portal and more than 183,000 applications have been submitted and processed.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says, “The people’s interests are better represented when a majority of voters go to the polls to make choices about who serves in elected office. This is a huge election year in Kentucky with constitutional officers on the ballot. Every Kentucky voter should make it a priority to vote.”