Registered voters up 17 percent here

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By Linda Ireland

The number of registered voters in LaRue County increased 1.7 percent during the past year, according to County Clerk Linda Carter. Totals show 166 more voters than in 2007.

As of Sept. 15, 9,978 people are registered to vote in the Nov. 4 general election. At this time last year, 9,812 were registered.

Carter said 6,678 people are registered Demo­crats, compared to 6,640 last year; 2,823 are Republicans, compared to 2,731 last year; 477 registered as “other,” compared to 441 last year.

Of that number, 5,149 voters are female; 4,829 are male.

Several people have arranged to cast absentee ballots, Carter said, including some in the military, college students and people who are unable to stand in line for long periods of time.

A large turnout is anticipated for the presidential year election.

More Kentuckians are registered to vote than ever before in Kentucky, according to figures released by Secretary of State Trey Grayson and the Kentucky State Board of Elections. In total, 2,906,809 citizens will appear on Kentucky’s voter rolls for the Nov. 4 general election. This figure eclipses the previous record, set for the 2008 primary election, which totaled 2,857,231. There were 2,840,898 registered to vote in the 2007 general election and 2,794,286 in the 2004 general election, the most recent comparable election cycle. 

The registration totals are a net increase of 49,578 voters from those who were registered to vote in the 2008 primary election, increasing the voter rolls by 1.74 percent. In comparison, voter registration figures increased by a net of 45,885, or 1.64 percent, from the 2007 primary election to the 2007 general election.

To confirm voter registration, visit the Voter Information Center (VIC) on the State Board of Election’s Web site at www.elect.ky.gov.