A record amount of Kentuckians register to vote for General Election

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Lexington Herald-Leader

A record amount of Kentuckians registered to vote for the 2018 General Election, according to data from the secretary of state’s office.

More than 3.4 million people registered, slightly more than the 3.3 million who registered for the 2016 election.

Since the Primary Election on May 22, 34,793 Kentuckians registered. The state’s population is about 4.45 million, according to the U.S. Census.

Of the 3.4 million registered voters, 49.6 are Democrats and 41.7 are Republican. It is the first time since at least the World War II era that Democrats do not make up at least 50 percent of registered voters.

“We’ve made it easy to get registered to vote in Kentucky,” Secretary of State Alison Lundergran Grimes said. “At GoVoteKY.com, our one-stop voter portal, folks can register and make changes to their registration online.”

More than 25,000 Republicans have registered since the primary, compared to a little more than 3,300 Democrats.

More than 9,100 additional voters registered in the 6th District, which features a hotly contested race between U.S. Rep. Andy Barr and Democratic challenger Amy McGrath. There are 308,526 Democrats registered in the 6th District and 215,980 Republicans.