Higdon’s open primary bill fails

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By Staff

A bill sponsored by Nelson County’s state senator, Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, did not receive enough votes to make it out of the House Elections, Constitutional Amendments and Intergovernmental Affairs committee.

Senate Bill 41 would have allowed independents to vote in Republican and Democratic primaries. Higdon said he plans to try again in 2012.

The bill would have allowed more people to participate in the political process, Higdon said, increasing the voter turnout during primaries. He said it would have affected about 200,000 Kentuckians.

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