A look at local voter registration numbers

With Election Day just two weeks from today, Russell County has 14,529 registered voters ahead of the primary, according to the latest registration stats from the State Board of Elections.

Of that number, 11,113 are Republican and 2,602 are Democrat while the remaining 814 are Independent, Libertarian, and other parties.

Women also outnumber men in terms of registered voters locally, with 7,551 females registered to vote compared to 6,965 males.

Prior to the primary election in May 2018, Russell County had 14,069 registered voters on the rolls with 10,550 being Republican to just 2,837 Democrats.

Those figures show an increase in Republican voters in the county and a decrease in Democratic voters locally in the four years since a similar primary election was held.

Statewide, just over 3.5 million Kentuckians are registered to vote in the upcoming primary election.