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More than 36,000 Kentuckians have used the Commonwealth’s online voter registration system -- setting a new record five months since its launch.  

More than 10,000 people used the portal to register to vote for the first time, including more than 2,700 18-year-olds.  

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says online voter registration improves the accuracy of voter rolls and will lead to a major cost savings for the state.  

"The energy surrounding our new online voter registration system is amazing," said Grimes. "These new numbers prove that Kentuckians are excited about online registration." 

More than 26,000 have used the system to make a change or update to their registration. The system's oldest user was a 98-year-old.

Kentucky’s voter registration gap equals approximately one-third of eligible Kentuckians.  The gap is even wider among minorities and young people.  

“Kentucky cannot accept low voter turnout. Increasing participation begins with increasing registration,” said Grimes. “We're eight weeks from the Oct. 11 voter registration deadline, so I am counting on all Kentuckians to get their friends and family registered to vote and then make sure everyone they know shows up to vote in the general election."

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