Elections

Election 2008
11:25 am
Wed October 29, 2008

Should Kentucky allow early voting like other states?

Frankfort, Ky – With Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson predicting long lines for Tuesday's election, the spotlight in Frankfort is shining on legislation allowing early voting in future state elections. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.

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Election 2008
2:41 am
Tue October 28, 2008

KY Sec. Of State: "We're Ready For Election"

Frankfort, KY – There are 3,550 precincts in Kentucky, with 2,800 polling locations. On Election Day, almost 15,000 poll workers will staff them. Secretary of State Trey Grayson is expecting long lines.

"If you're in line at 6:00 p.m., you can vote no matter how long that takes. We have seen in the past couple of years, those lines have been an hour to an hour-and-a-half, to two hours long, with that many people standing in line at 6:00 p.m.," Grayson said.

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Election 2008
2:39 am
Tue October 28, 2008

Energy Another Hot Topic At Last McConnell-Lunsford Debate

Kentucky Dam Village, KY – In the days leading up to the election, the economy has been the dominant issue in the race between U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford. Another issue that is also drawing considerable conversation is energy. In fact, energy issues were discussed at some length during the candidates' final debate last week in western Kentucky.

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Election 2008
12:38 am
Fri October 24, 2008

Energy issues: what do Kentucky's Senate candidates say?

Gilbertsville, Ky – In this special report, Lisa Autry examines what Kentucky's US Senate candidates have to say about the most important energy issues impacting our region and nation. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford recently met in Gilbertsville for their final debate before the November election.

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Election 2008
11:26 am
Thu October 23, 2008

McConnell, Lunsford Meet in Kentucky Debate

Gilbertsville, KY – Kentucky's U.S. Senate race has garnered national attention as polls show the race tightening to almost dead even. Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford met at Kentucky Dam Village on Thursday for a final battle of wits before the November 4th election.

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Election 2008
4:13 am
Thu October 23, 2008

Six More Write-In Presidential Candidates Qualify In KY

Frankfort, KY – Their names won't appear on the ballot, but so far, at least six people have qualified to be write-in candidates for president in Kentucky's November 4th election.

Among them are conservative Alan Keyes of Maryland and Keith Judd, a federal prison inmate in Beaumont, Texas.

At least three Kentuckians have qualified as write-ins, including Billy Mills of Morgantown, Shelley Upchurch of Ft. Thomas and Leonard Habermehl of Frankfort.

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Election 2008
9:41 am
Wed October 22, 2008

Effort to prevent voter fraud in Ky underway

Frankfort, Ky – Two of Kentucky's constitutional officers are teaming up to prevent voter fraud in the November 4th presidential election. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Election 2008
3:17 am
Thu October 16, 2008

Kentucky Reaches New Voter Registration High

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky's new voter registration numbers are out, and they're record-setting.

Four years ago, there were nearly 2.8 million registered voters in Kentucky. That rose to more than 2.8 million for the May primary.

But even that number has now been eclipsed, said Les Fugate, of the Secretary of State's office.

"We have a record number of registered voters who will be able to participate in this fall's election, with 2.9 million voters," said Fugate.

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Election 2008
3:04 am
Thu October 16, 2008

GOP believes Obama hurts Democrats in Ky

Bowling Green, Ky – The head of the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee believes this year's presidential election will help the GOP in Kentucky's 2nd District House race. Kevin Willis explains.

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Election 2008
4:15 am
Tue October 14, 2008

Kentucky to Get New Voting Machines

Louisville, KY – Voters in 34 Kentucky counties will cast ballots using a digital scanning device, according to the Kentucky Secretary of State's office.

Secretary of State Spokesperson Les Fugate says some counties asked for the new devices amid voter concerns about problems that occurred in Florida during the 2000 presidential election.

There have never been any major issues with the old machines in Kentucky.

Fugate says the new system is similar to what has been used in Jefferson County for the last 20 years.

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