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Secretary Grimes announces record number of registered voters

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced today that Kentucky has set a new voter registration record, with more than 3.2 million Kentuckians appearing on the voter rolls for the Nov. 3 General Election.

The total number of registered voters—3,201,852—represents an increase of 25,947 registered voters since the Primary Election held in May.

“I am excited to see that more and more Kentuckians are registering to vote, and I hope these newly registered voters will exercise their right and responsibility to vote in the General Election,” said Grimes, Kentucky’s chief election official.

Each of the political parties has seen an increase in registered voters since the May 19, 2015, Primary Election. Democrats currently make up 52.63 percent of the electorate. 39.34 percent of voters are Republican. And 7.88 percent of voters are identified as “other.”

For the first time since at least 1999, Republicans now have a registration advantage in one of Kentucky’s six Congressional Districts, with 11 more registered voters than Democrats in the Fourth Congressional District. The District is comprised of all or part of Boone, Boyd, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Greenup, Harrison, Henry, Jefferson, Kenton, Lewis, Mason, Oldham, Owen, Pendleton, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble Counties. The electorate there is comprised of 247,381 Republicans, 247,370 Democrats, and 60,184 “other.”

“The Republican majority in the Fourth Congressional District is consistent with the trend we’ve seen over the past several years of a greater percentage of voters identifying themselves as Republican,” said Grimes.

Approximately 53% of registered voters are women and 47% are men, which is consistent with the May Primary Election.

Voters may access the Voter Information Center (VIC) on the State Board of Elections’ website, www.elect.ky.gov, to confirm their voter registration status, view sample ballots, and locate their polling place. Complete registration statistics are also available on the State Board of Elections website.

For additional election information and announcements, visit www.sos.ky.gov, follow @kysecofstate on Twitter and like Kentucky Office of the Secretary of State on Facebook. 

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