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Kentucky sees surge in voter registration

Kentucky sees surge in voter registration
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By West Kentucky Star Staff
Sep. 30, 2022 | FRANKFORT
By West Kentucky Star Staff Sep. 30, 2022 | 09:16 AM | FRANKFORT
Secretary of State Michael Adams announced Friday that after two years of flatlined voter registration, Kentucky is in the midst of a surge.

During August, Kentucky saw 9,631 new voters joining the rolls. In the same month, 5,373 were removed from the rolls, including 4,189 deceased voters, 677 convicted felons, 412 that moved out of state, 65 judged incompetent, 29 that voluntarily de-registered, and 1 duplicate registration.

Republican registrants have continued to increase their lead, with 3,266 voters. Republicans account for 45.3 percent of the electorate, with 1,618,444 voters. Democratic registrants account for 44.9 percent of the electorate. Democratic registration shrunk by 1,099 voters.

Voters who are not Republicans or Democrats remain the fastest-growing share of the electorate. Those registered as Independent or with other affiliations account for 9.8 percent of the electorate. Registrations of "Other" increased by 2,191 voters. 

The deadline to register for those wanting to participate in the general election is October 11.
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