Kentuckians will make their way to the polls on Tuesday to vote in races up and down the ballot from the federal to local level. Turnout is expected to be on par with the 2010 and 2014 mid-term elections.
About 32 percent of registered voters cast ballots in Kentucky’s 2010 mid-term election and 27 percent in the 2014 mid-terms. This year, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is predicting turnout around 30 percent. Her office tracks absentee ballot totals as an indicator of turnout on election day. Grimes says she hopes this year’s primary bucks a recent trend of dismal participation rates.
"My hope is that folks realize that our elections should be determined by a majority of our electorate and not a minority, which is what we have had in the past," Grimes told WKU Public Radio.