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Low turnout being predicted



FRANKFORT

Secretary of State Trey Grayson is predicting low turnout in the May 18 primary election.

Grayson, the state’s top election official, makes an annual pre-election forecast on voter participation. He said Tuesday he expects about 30 percent of registered voters to cast ballots.

That’s based on several factors, including a lower number of early absentee ballots being cast this year.

Numerous local, state and federal races will be on the ballot, including a U.S. Senate race that includes five Democrats and five Republicans, including Grayson.

Grayson said local election officials also are reporting less chatter about primary races, another sign of low voter turnout.


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