After months of decline, voter registration stabilizes some
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – After months of post-election doldrums, the state’s voter registration rebounded some in April.
According to Secretary of State Michael Adams, in April Kentucky saw a net gain of 82 voters. While 5,009 new registrations were logged, 4,927 registrations were canceled – 3,396 deceased voters, 1,076 voters who voluntarily de-registered, and 455 felony convicts.
“I’m pleased that voter registration is beginning to rebound,” Adams said. “This increase in voter interest follows our successful efforts to enhance public confidence in our election system.”
Democratic registrants represent 46 percent of the electorate with 1,653,756 registered voters. Democratic registration dropped by 1,707 since March 31, a 0.10 percent decrease.
Republican registrants total 1,574,268, or 44 percent of voters. Republicans saw an increase of 1,055 registered voters, a rise of 0.07 percent from March 31.
In addition, 9 percent of voters, 332,236, are listed under other affiliations, which saw an increase of 734 registrants since March 31, a 0.22 percent climb.
Complete registration statistics are available on the State Board of Elections website.