The Latest: Polls close in eastern half of Kentucky

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The Latest on general election results in Kentucky races on Tuesday (all times local):

6 p.m.

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The polls have closed in the eastern half of Kentucky, where voters are choosing a governor and other statewide elected officials.

Republican incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin faces Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear in the governor’s race. There are open races for state attorney general and secretary of state. Republican incumbents are looking for second terms as agriculture commissioner, auditor and treasurer.

The attorney general’s office says Kentucky’s election hotline received 77 calls as of 5:30 p.m. EST.



Polls in Kentucky close at 6 p.m. local time. Voters in the western half of the state have another hour to cast their ballots. Information about poll location and registration status is available online .

Voters in line at 6 p.m. will be allowed to cast a ballot.

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4:05 p.m.

Control of the Kentucky governor’s office is at stake in Tuesday’s primary election, as Republican incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin faces a close race with Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear.

There are open races for state attorney general and secretary of state, while Republican incumbents are looking for second terms as agriculture commissioner, auditor and treasurer.

The secretary of state’s office predicts turnout at about 31 percent of registered voters, which would be a slight increase from the 2015 governor’s race.