Oct. 11 is registration deadline
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 26, 2016) — A Facebook voter registration reminder sent out to users beginning Friday led to more than 25,000 Kentuckians this weekend to register to vote or update their registration using GoVoteKY.com, the commonwealth’s online voter registration portal. More than 4,700 are new registrants.
“Our historic registration drive has brought tens of thousands of people on to the voter rolls – just a week ago we surpassed our goal,” said Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. “But I’m incredibly happy about this weekend’s huge boost. Now, with 43 days to the election, Kentuckians are tuning in and registering. Many thanks to Facebook for partnering with us and recognizing the importance of registering people to vote so they can have their voices heard on Election Day.”
In addition to initiating their own voter registration process, people can let friends on Facebook know that they are registered to vote and encourage their friends to register, too.
Oct. 11 is the deadline to register for the Nov. 8 general election.