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Republican Voter Registration Up More than 20,000 as Dems See Decline

Voter registration in Kentucky increased slightly following the June primary election, Secretary of State Michael G. Adams announced on Monday.

From June 24 when the voter rolls reopened through July 31, 21,548 net voters were added in the state. Most of those were Republican registrants.

Adams reported that 20,597 of the newly registered Kentucky voters are Republicans while unaffiliated voters added 1,985. Democratic registration declined by 1,034, Adams said.

The state now has 1,676,743 registered Democrats compared to 1,511,821 Republicans.

There is now a total of 3,497,941 registered voters in Kentucky.

By contrast, over June and July last year, 167,044 net new voters were added to the rolls.

“Voter registration is slowly recovering from the effects of the pandemic,” Adams said in a news release. “As we recognize National Voter Registration Month in September, let’s work to encourage all eligible Kentuckians to register at govoteky.com.”

-Staff report

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