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Grimes predicts turnout of 30 percent or less in Tuesday's primary election
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, May 15, 2014 3:44 PM EDT
Kentucky's top election official expects less than 30 percent of registered voters will vote in Tuesday's primary elections.
More than 39,000 people voted absentee in 2010. So far this year, more than 21,000 people have voted absentee or had ballots mailed to them.
Grimes predicted a low turnout despite Kentucky having more people registered to vote than ever before. Kentucky added 125,000 new voters before the April 21 registration deadline for Tuesday's primary. More than half of the state's 3.1 million registered voters are women.