Kentucky Primary

WKU Public Radio is providing up-to-date primary election results online starting this evening at 6pm central, 7 eastern time. We'll be focusing on Kentucky House and Senate primary races throughout our listening area, as well as a few US House primaries.

Even though the presidential nomination process is effectively over, Kentuckians can still vote for candidates other than Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama in tomorrow's primary. Republicans can cast ballots for Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul, even though they're no longer in the running. And Democrats will be able to choose 'uncommitted' instead of President Obama.

But University of Louisville political scientist Dewey Clayton says those other names don't really matter.

A record breaking number of voters are registered to cast ballots in Kentucky’s May 22nd Presidential Primary.  The total number of eligible voters outdistances the previous mark by more than 35,000. The Secretary of State’s office says the vast majority of new voters registered when they got a driver’s license.