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Northern Kentucky Kids Go for Bevin, Too

It was not just Northern Kentucky adults who turned out for Republican Matt Bevin in Tuesday night's election for Kentucky Governor.

Kids supported the GOP ticket, too. However, like grown-ups across Kentucky, local kids supported the two victorious Democrats running for Secretary of State and Attorney General.

Kids Voting Northern Kentucky is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that exists to teach young people the importance of voting. On Election Day, future voters are encouraged to visit the polls with their parent/guardian to cast a vote in a mock election at a Kids Voting booth. 

In the last presidential election, approximately 10,000 young people voted in Northern Kentucky. Additionally, about 350 students volunteered to assemble ballot boxes, work polls and count ballots.

On November 3, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., kids were able to vote at the same precinct locations where their parents/guardians do throughout Kenton and Campbell counties and at all of the branches of Boone County Public Library. Votes were cast on the Governor/Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General races.  Additionally, they had a chance to weigh in on two important topics: Should local school boards include a student member and should the driving age be raised to 18? 

An estimated 3,700 kids went to the polls. 

Results are as follows:

Governor/Lt. Governor

Jack Conway / Sannie Overly  

Boone:  759

Campbell:  507

Kenton:  471 

Matt Bevin / Jeanean Hampton

Boone:  774

Campbell:  566

Kenton:  527 

Secretary of State

Alison Lundergan Grimes

Boone:  786

Campbell:  630

Kenton:  577 

Stephen Knipper

Boone:  451

Campbell:  424

Kenton:  450 

Attorney General

Andy Beshear

Boone: 812

Campbell: 600

Kenton:  570

Whitney Westerfield

Boone:  489

Campbell:  390

Kenton:  379 

2015 Issues

Should local school boards include a student member?

Yes

Boone: 1,140

Campbell:  763

Kenton:  733

No

Boone:  371

Campbell:  283

Kenton:  246

Should the legal driving age be raised to 18? 

Yes

Boone:  398

Campbell:  326

Kenton:  346

No

Boone:  1,094

Campbell:  701

Kenton:  617

-Staff report