Voter registration recovering from COVID-19 pandemic

Secretary of State Michael Adams has announced that, in May, more new voters were added to Kentucky’s rolls than were removed, for the third month in a row.

“Kentucky continues to see a bump in voter registration,” said Adams. “After a sleepy primary election, I hope this indicates voter interest in the General Election.”

From May 18 – when the rolls reopened for registration following the May 17 primary election – through May 31, 8,617 new voters registered while 4,420 were removed – 3,996 deceased voters, 192 who moved out of state, 163 voters convicted of felonies, 60 adjudged incompetent, and 9 who voluntarily de-registered.

Democratic registrants accounts for 45.2 percent of the electorate, with 1,612,323 voters. Democratic registration declined by 5,738, a 0.36 percent decrease. Republican registration accounts for 45.1 percent of the electorate, with 1,608,203 voters. Republican registration increased by 8,897, a 0.56 percent increase. There are 344,024 voters registered under other political affiliations, including Independent, making up 9.7 percent of the electorate. Registration in this category increased by 1,038, or 0.30 percent.