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Adams: Kentucky Voter Registration Picking Back Up, After COVID-19 Lull

Kevin Willis

Kentucky’s chief election officer says voter registration numbers are slowly rebounding from the coronavirus pandemic. 

The number of new registrants flatlined in March, in part, because COVID-19 made it difficult to hold voter registration drives. 

Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adamsannounced this week the number of Kentuckians registered to vote increased slightly following the June primary election. 

From June 24-July 31, a total of 21,548 people were added to the state's voter rolls.

Republicans added more than 20,000 registrants while Democratic registration declined by just over 1,000. 

Eligible Kentuckians have until Oct. 5 to register to vote in the November 3 election. Registration can be done online.

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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