State continues to clean up voter rolls
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – For the second consecutive month, the state removed more voters from Kentucky’s rolls than were added.
In January, 5,613 new voters registered, and 14,927 voters were removed – 12,705 deceased voters, 460 nonresident voters, 65 voters who voluntarily de-registered, 56 mentally disabled voters, and 1,641 felony convicts, according to Secretary of State Michael Adams.
Adams said 9,314 fewer people were registered as of January 31 than on December 31, a 0.26 percent decrease.
“In 2020, we showed that we could expand voter access and tighten election security at the same time,” said Adams. “By cleaning up our voter rolls, we’re showing Kentuckians that we’re serious about ballot integrity as we ask the General Assembly to make voting more accessible.”
Democratic registrants represent 47 percent of the electorate with 1,660,716 registered voters. Democratic registration dropped by 6,458 since December 31, a 0.39 percent decrease.
Republican registrants total 1,573,369, or 44 percent of voters. Republicans saw a decrease of 4,192 registered voters, a decline of 0.27 percent from December 31.
In addition, 9 percent of voters are listed under other affiliations, which saw an increase of 1,336 registrants, a 0.41 percent climb.
Complete registration statistics are available on the State Board of Elections website.