Voter registration was up in May

Secretary of State Michael Adams announced Wednesday that in May, more new voters were added to Kentucky’s rolls than were removed for the third month in a row.

According to a news release, from May 18 when the rolls reopened for registration through May 31, 8,617 new voters registered while 4,420 were removed – 3,996 deceased voters, 192 who moved out of state, 163 voters convicted of felonies, 60 adjudged incompetent, and 9 who voluntarily de-registered.

Secretary Adams says, “Kentucky continues to see a bump in voter registration. After a sleepy primary election, I hope this indicates voter interest in the General Election.”

Democratic registrants accounts for 45.2 percent of the electorate, while Republican registration accounts for 45.1 percent of the electorate. There are 344,024 voters registered under other political affiliations, including Independent, making up 9.7 percent of the electorate.