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Kentucky Voter Registrations Rebound after Months of Decline

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Republican Secretary of State Michael Adams said more people were added to Kentucky’s voter rolls than were removed last month.

This comes after months of declining registration numbers in the state.

Adams said more than 5,000 people registered to vote last month, and just fewer than 5,000 were de-registered for various reasons like moving out of state, felony convictions or death.

Bottom line, there was a net gain of 82 new voters in Kentucky.

This slight uptick comes after months of declining voter registration numbers as Adams boosted efforts to reach out to people who had moved out of state and not canceled their registrations yet and identify people who had died but were still on the state’s voter rolls.

Adams said the slight increase shows people are confident in Kentucky’s election system.

Democrats still outnumber Republicans in Kentucky 46 percent to 44 percent, though the Democratic Party’s numbers have rapidly declined in recent years.

Ryland Barton is the Managing Editor for Collaboratives. He's covered politics and state government for NPR member stations KWBU in Waco and KUT in Austin. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Texas. He grew up in Lexington.

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