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Voter registration surges in ten days before deadline with more than 6,400 new voters added to rolls

The Kentucky Secretary of State announced voter registration surged in the 10 days before the voter registration deadline, with 6,462 voters registering from October 1 through 10.

“Voter registration is just the start: don’t forget to vote on November 7 – or use the no-excuse early voting days we have provided, November 2-4,” Secretary of State Michael Adams said. “Find your voting locations and times at govote.ky.gov.”

In the first 10 days of October, Kentucky saw 1,803 voters removed – 1,617 deceased voters, 145 who moved out of state and registered to vote elsewhere, 21 who were adjudged mentally incompetent, and 20 who voluntarily de-registered.

Republican registrants account for 46 percent of the electorate, with 1,602,958 voters. Republican registration increased by 2,678 voters, a .17 percent increase.

Democratic registrants make up 44 percent of the electorate, with 1,527,115 voters. Democratic registration rose by 823 voters, a .05 percent increase.

There are 354,754 voters registered under other political parties, 10 percent of the electorate. “Other” registration increased by 1,158 voters, a .33 percent increase.

Secretary of State

For complete information about voting, see the League of Women Voters guide here.

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