More Kentucky voters removed in December than added: Adams

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – The seasonal ebb and flow of voter rolls in the state continued in December with more names coming off voter registration lists than were added.

According to Secretary of State Michael Adams, 671 new voters registered, but 3,089 voters were removed – 2,625 deceased voters, 287 nonresident voters, 174 voters who voluntarily de-registered, and three felony convicts.

The net was 2,418 fewer voters as of December 31 than on November 30, a 0.07 percent decrease.

“In this year with no elections, my focus is on improving our election system for 2022,” said Adams. “While the legislature considers major reforms I’ve proposed, we won’t lose sight of our ongoing mission to clean up the voter rolls we inherited one year ago.”

Democratic registrants represent 47 percent of the electorate with 1,677,174 registered voters. Democratic registration dropped by 3,400 since November 30, a 0.20 percent decrease.

Republican registrants total 1,577,561, or 44 percent of voters. Republicans saw a decrease of 1,051 registered voters, a decline of 0.07 percent from November 30.

In addition, 9 percent of voters are listed under other affiliations, which grew by 2,033 registrants, a 0.62 percent increase.

Complete registration statistics are available on the State Board of Elections website.

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