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State, local candidates also seeking attention

All of the interest in the presidential race has made it difficult for candidates seeking state and local offices to get the attention they are seeking.

A lot of people Fox 41's Dick Irby spoke with Monday have seen commercials from candidates running for the U.S. Senate, Congress, and two District Court seats.  But many are not sure exactly who is running, and most are not sure what other offices will be on the ballot.

Chris Wease, a southwest resident, says of the presidential race, "You got a woman running on one side and you got, you know, Obama on the other so it's going to be interesting.  No doubt."

Mention Tuesday's Kentucky primary and people are anxious to talk about the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

In southwest Jefferson County, two Republicans and four Democrats are running for Bob Henderson's Metro Council seat but the crowd hasn't stirred up much excitement.

One voter, when asked about the race, replied, "You talking about Henderson and all that?  That's probably who I will end up voting for."

When polls open, voters will also be voting for candidates for nine Metro Council seats.  Also, two district judges, Senate and Congressional candidates, a state Senate seat, and Shively City Council.

Some voters admit they still have some deciding to do.  Dina Vuturo, a Fairdale resident, says, "I have the cutout from the Courier-Journal, and that's what I intend to do this evening -- study, look at the different views of the different candidates, and see who most closely matches my own."

A surprising number of people indicated they did not plan to vote.  That is what bothers some residents.  Election officials are crowing about an expected 25% statewide turnout, like that's good news.

But Tom Martin of southwest Louisville says, "I think everyone who can should vote."  And Ben Curl, a Meade County resident, says, "That's one privilege I think everybody ought to do.  Maybe my vote tomorrow may not count, but that's my privilege and I'm going to vote right or wrong."

The polls open at six a.m. and close at six p.m.  If you are going to vote, you should take some identification with you.

If you are not a registered voter, you cannot vote in tomorrow's primary, but there is still time to register for the November general election.

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