Although campaign advertisement spending this spring is well below last year, it still could impact voter turnout come Tuesday. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes predicts one out of 10 registered voters will go to the polls. Grimes says money spent on political ads this year is also probably a tenth of what was paid last year. "There is no question and no doubt that negative nasty ads, it doesn't have the impact of actually positively bringing folks out to vote, but rather deterring them from getting out on Election Day," said Grimes.
Secretary of State Elaine Walker is predicting low voter turnout for Tuesday’s primary election in Kentucky, even though voter registration numbers are up. A record 2.9 million Kentuckians are now registered to vote. That’s 11,000 more than in the 2008 General Election, the previous record. But getting voters excited about Tuesday’s primary appears to be a tough sale, says Secretary of State Elaine Walker. She’s predicting voter turnout of around nine to ten percent.