FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said Thursday that a record total of Kentuckians are registered to vote in the primary election on May 21.
There are 1,684,200 registered democratic voters and 1,437,897 registered Republican voters. Democratic voters make up just more than 49 percent of voters while Republican voters make up about 42 percent. The other 9 percent of voters affiliate with another party or “other.”
Officials said this is an overall increase of 18,891 voters since the 2018 general election.
More than 72,000 new voters used GoVoteKY.com to register since online voter registration launched in 2016. Additionally, more than one million Kentuckians have visited the portal, which has processed more than 183,000 applications.
Grimes tells Kentucky voters to visit GoVoteKY.com for one-stop voter resources.
“The people’s interests are better represented when a majority of voters go to the polls to make choices about who serves in elected office,” said Grimes. “This is a huge election year in Kentucky with constitutional officers on the ballot. Every Kentucky voter should make it a priority to vote.”
The polls will be open between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday May 21.