State projects low turnout for Tuesday’s Primary

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Only around 12.5 percent of the 3.4 million Kentuckians registered to vote will turn out for next week’s primary election.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes made the projection Thursday.

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The state tracks absentee ballot totals as an indicator of final turnout on Election Day.

According to current statistics, the state says projects turnout for the May 21 primary election will be in the range of the 2015 primary election, when about 12.57 percent of 3.1 million Kentuckians voted.

According to Grimes, as of Monday, more than 5,644 in-person absentee votes had been recorded in county clerks’ offices and nearly 4,518 mail-in absentee ballots had been sent to voters who had requested them.



In the 2015 Primary Election 399,196 of Kentucky’s 3,175,905 registered voters cast ballots.

Voters can prepare to vote in Kentucky’s Primary Election on Tuesday, May 21 by checking their polling places and viewing sample ballots through GoVoteKY.com.