Kentucky Republicans have until Friday to request an absentee ballot for the March 5 presidential caucus.
Ballot applications must be requested by February 19 and can be found on the state GOP website. Absentee ballots must be returned to the Kentucky Republican Party headquarters by March 4. Since this is the first caucus in Kentucky in more than three decades, Warren County Caucus Chairman David Graham says turnout is a concern.
"I think statewide we had only around 30 percent in our gubernatorial election, and sad to say, we'd be tickled to have 30 percent turnout at the caucus, but that's why we're getting out the word the best we can to make sure everyone's aware of it," Graham told WKU Public Radio.
Eleven GOP presidential candidates qualified for the Kentucky caucus, though several have already dropped out of the race, including Senator Rand Paul. Their names will still appear on the pre-printed ballots.
The last time that Kentucky held a presidential caucus was in 1984 when both the Republican and Democratic parties participated. This year, Kentucky Democrats will pick their presidential nominee in the regular May primary.