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Kentuckians encouraged to vote in primary Tuesday

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is encouraging eligible Kentuckians to go vote in the commonwealth’s primary election Tuesday, May 21.

“My projection Is that the 2019 primary election turnout will be consistent with the past constitutional office election years, at 12.5 percent or above. That being said, my hope is the voters of Kentucky prove me wrong and that we don’t have nearly 90 percent of eligible voters sitting on the sidelines,” said Grimes, Kentucky’s chief election official.

Kentuckians can prepare to vote by visiting GoVoteKY.com, the commonwealth’s one-stop portal for election resources. Voters can avoid election day surprises by verifying their current registration status, polling locations and viewing sample ballots on the online portal.

All Kentucky voters will consider candidates for the statewide office of Governor/Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor of Public Accounts, State Treasurer, Attorney General, Commissioner of Agriculture and in some counties an unexpired term for a judicial office.

The polls will be open May 21 from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m., local time. Anyone who is in line at 6 p.m. will still be able to vote. In person absentee voting is available until the close of business today, May 20. Contact your County Clerk for the hours absentee voting is available.

If you see any suspicious voting-related activity, call the Attorney General’s hotline at 1-800-328-VOTE (8683).

For questions, contact your county clerk or the State Board of Elections at (502) 573-7100.