31% registered online
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 20, 2016) — More than 100,000 new Kentucky voters are on the rolls for the Nov. 8 general election, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced today.
Approximately 106,000 new voters have signed up to vote since March when Grimes launched Kentucky’s online voter registration portal at GoVoteKY.com, with about 31 percent of the new voters using the online portal to register.
“GoVoteKY.com has seen major early success,” Grimes said. “I am thrilled with the results of this historic registration drive, and I’m thankful for the many people who joined us along the way to get more Kentuckians registered to vote. The results speak for themselves – never before has this number of Kentuckians registered to vote in such a short amount of time.”
Of those registering, 44,712 voter are listed as Democrat, 46,328 registered as Republican and 15,380 voters chose not to affiliate with any party.
The total number of registered voters in Kentucky for the Nov. 8 general election is 3,306,120. Democrats make up approximately 51 percent of the electorate, 40 percent are Republican and 8 percent identified as “other.”