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Kentucky's Primary Voter Registration Deadline is April 23

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says she hopes turnout in Kentucky’s May 22 primary election will be just as large as the ballot.  The deadline to register to vote is Monday, April 23.

The mid-term election will feature a host of county-wide races, all of the seats in the state House, half of the state Senate, Congressional, and judicial races. 

Grimes says she’s optimistic that the activism among teachers and other state workers during this year’s legislative session will translate into high turnout at the polls.

"My hope is that we see the civic engagement that has been demonstrated here at the Capitol turned into action on election day," Grimes told WKU Public Radio. "Energy doesn't win elections, people do."

Kentuckians can register to vote or update their information online or do so in person at country clerks’ offices across the state.  The deadline to change party affiliation for the primary election has already passed, although voters can cast ballots in non-partisan races.

Lisa is a Scottsville native and WKU alum. She has worked in radio as a news reporter and anchor for 18 years. Prior to joining WKU Public Radio, she most recently worked at WHAS in Louisville and WLAC in Nashville. She has received numerous awards from the Associated Press, including Best Reporter in Kentucky. Many of her stories have been heard on NPR.
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