Politics
4:15 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Grimes Expecting Low Turnout for Tuesday's Primary Election

Kentucky's primary election will be held Tuesday, May 20.
Kentucky's primary election will be held Tuesday, May 20.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says that turnout for this Tuesday’s primary election isn’t likely to exceed 30 percent.

Grimes says without a presidential contest and without ballot initiatives like a local option sales tax, turnout among Kentucky’s 3.1 million registered voters will be lower than in some previous years.

“Based on conversations that we have had with our county clerks throughout the state, the fact that there is no local option question available, or on the ballot, and when we’re looking at the absentee numbers that are being reviewed by the state board of elections, they are lagging from where we were at this very time in ‘06 and 2013," the Secretary said.

About 1,000 offices will be up for grabs Tuesday across 3,700 voting precincts.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.