Primary Election Day In Kentucky Tuesday

Posted On May 22, 2012

(Boone County, Ky.) – When Kentucky voters go to the polls Tuesday it is not likely they will have to wait in line to cast a ballot.


Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes predicted last week that statewide turnout will be between 10 and 12 percent.


Lundergan Grimes is still pushing residents to get out the vote. She says it’s more than just a Republican primary for the White House, there are state and local races at stake. 


Voting precincts are open 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Voters can find their registration status and polling location on the Kentucky Board of Elections’ new Voter Information Center website – http://cdcbp.ky.gov/VICWeb/index.jsp.


Voters in the fourth congressional district covering northern Kentucky will have a bevy of choices. Two Democrats and seven Republicans are seeking their party nomination. Current Congressman Geoff Davis (R-Hebron) is not running for re-election for the first time since 2004.


The seven Republicans are frontrunners Lewis County Judge-Executive Thomas Massie, Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore, and State Rep. Alecia Webb-Edington. The other candidates are Marc Carey of Sparta, Brian D. Oerther of LaGrange, Walter “Walt” Christian Schumm of Crestwood, and Tom Wurtz of Fort Mitchell.


William “Bill” Adkins of Williamstown and Greg Frank of Corinth are seeking the Democrat party nomination.


There are some state general assembly races to be decided Tuesday as well. Twenty-eight House seats and eight Senate seats have contested primaries.