KENTUCKY — Hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians took the opportunity to vote early this weekend in hopes of avoiding long lines on Election Day.
What You Need To Know
- No-excuse early voting was held from May 12-14
- Secretary of State Michael Adams said 88,298 ballots were cast during early voting, not counting Saturday
- Election Day for the Kentucky primary runs Tuesday, May 17 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time
Over 88,000 voters submitted their ballot during the three-day early voting period, according to Secretary of State Michael Adams. Early voting ran from Thursday to Saturday.
This year marks the first with the election reforms passed by state lawmakers, which expanded early voting across Kentucky after it saw success during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last year, Gov. Andy Beshear signed bipartisan legislation allowing three days of early voting in Kentucky. The law dictates that those three days fall on “the Thursday, Friday and Saturday immediately preceding” Election Day.
Adams has long championed the bipartisan reforms passed in Kentucky as “making it easier to vote and harder to cheat.”
Non-presidential elections, especially non-presidential primaries, typically see vastly lower-than-normal turnout numbers.
Election Day for the Kentucky primary runs Tuesday, May 17 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time. For all you need to know about Decision 2022, go to the Spectrum News 1 Voter Guide either on our website or on our free news app.