(Frankfort, Ky.) – More than three million people are registered to vote in Kentucky’s November 6 election, an all-time high for the state.
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said Thursday 57,145 new voters have been added to the rolls since May.
“Our democratic government works best when all citizens are engaged, so I am excited to see Kentuckians eager to be involved in the process,” said Grimes. “I hope we can translate this record registration into record participation on Election Day.”
The number represents an increase of more than 130,000 registered voters since the last presidential election in 2008, at which time 2.9 million Kentuckians were registered.
According to Grimes’ office, each of the political parties has seen an increase in registered voters since the May 2012 primary election. Democrats have grown their ranks by 1.15 percent, or 18,926 voters, from 1,646,927 to 1,665,853. Republicans have added 28,884 voters, growing 2.57 percent from 1,122,447 to 1,151,331. “Other” has increased by 9,334 voters, or 4.43 percent, from 210,635 to 219,969.
Kentucky residents can check their voter registration status online at www.sos.ky.gov.