Voter turnout in the Nov. 5 general election in Kentucky surged past the prediction by the secretary of state. Alison Lundergan Grimes predicted a 31 percent voter turnout for the election for governor and other statewide offices, but voters easily beat that prediction, with 42 percent casting ballots.
Warren County Clerk Lynnette Yates said both political parties had so much at stake in the governor’s race that it ignited an unusual amount of voter interest.
"Everyone was very passionate about it, I think," said Yates. "So, I think that instilled in everyone that they needed to get out and vote. Typically, the governor’s race is not one we have great voter turnout for. Our last governor’s race I think we were right at 28, or 29 percent.”