Voter registration up in the state last month

Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams said voter registration in Kentucky was up last month ahead of the primary election.

From April 1 through April 18, when voter registration closed in preparation for the primary election, registration increased by 2,657, with 5,839 new registrations, while 3,182 voters were removed.

Democrat registrants make up 45.4 percent of the electorate, with 1,618,061 registered voters. Democratic registration increased by 479, a .03 percent increase. Republican registrants account for 44.9 percent of the electorate with 1,599,306 voters. Republican registration increased by 1,903 voters, an increase of .12 percent.

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