9:52am

Tue May 17, 2011
All Politics are Local

Polls Open, Record Low Turnout Expected

Kentucky elections officials are predicting the second-lowest voter turnout for a primary in more than 10 years. Secretary of State Elaine Walker predicts 10% of voters will go to the polls today.

The most notable race in the primary is the Republican race for governor. State Senate President David Williams has led in polls. He’s being challenged by Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw and Louisville businessman Phil Moffett. Governor Steve Beshear is running unopposed in the Democratic primary.

The polls opened at 6am this morning. They’ll close tonight at 6pm. If you’re in line at 6pm, you’ll be able to vote.

The May 1999 primary drew the lowest percentage of voters – just 6.4% of those registered.

Courier-Journal Voter Guide

Tags: