Kentucky voter registration remains stagnant, Adams says
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Secretary of State Michael Adams announced that Kentucky’s voter registration remains stagnant, as July saw an increase of only 1,713 voters to the rolls.
While 6,339 new registrations were logged, 4,626 registrations were canceled – 3,203 deceased voters, 928 voters who moved out of state, 436 felony convicts, 35 voters who voluntarily de-registered, 23 voters adjudged mentally incompetent, and 1 duplicate registration.
It’s not unusual for registration to flatten out during non-election years when candidates and voter groups aren’t pushing registration and voters aren’t focused on elections.
As the 2022 and 2023 election cycles heat up, that will change.
“Our ongoing struggle against the coronavirus continues to inhibit voter registration activities,” Adams said. “Remember you can register to vote at our website, sos.ky.gov.”
Democratic registrants represent 46.3 percent of the electorate with 1,648,380 registered voters. Democratic registration dropped by 1,410 since June 30, a 0.09 percent decrease.
Republican registrants total 1,578,257, or 44.3 percent of voters. Republicans saw an increase of 1,998 registered voters, a rise of 0.13 percent from June 30.
In addition, 9.4 percent of voters, 335,037, are listed under other affiliations, which saw an increase of 1,125 registrants since June 30, a 0.05 percent climb.
Complete registration statistics are available on the State Board of Elections website.