State voter registration numbers continue to climb

Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams said voter registration numbers continue to climb in the state, and Russell County has seen a slight increase over the past month.

According to the Secretary of State’s Office, Russell County had 14,546 registered voters at the deadline to register for the November general election.

That’s an increase of 35 from the totals recorded in mid-September.

In Russell County, Republicans make up about 76.65 percent of registered voters, while Democrats make up about 17.33 percent with the remainder registered as independents or other parties.

Statewide, Kentucky saw 22,613 new registrations, for a net gain of 16,467 voters from Sept. 1 to Oct. 11.

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