Tuesday, May 12, 2015

More than 5,100 have voted absentee in May 19 primaries

(AP) — More than 5,100 people have already voted in Kentucky's May 19 primaries for governor.

The secretary of state's office said 3,388 people have voted absentee in person and another 1,766 have cast absentee ballots by mail. Another 1,820 absentee ballots have been issued but not returned yet.

Tuesday is the deadline to request mail-in absentee ballots from your local county clerk. For mail-in votes to count, the clerk must receive the ballot by 6 p.m. local time on Election Day. May 18 is the last day to vote absentee in person.


This primary is unusual because while there is an open seat for governor, likely Democratic nominee Jack Conway faces little opposition. Four candidates are seeking the Republican nomination in a tight, contentious race.