Politics & Government

Ky. not seeing voter surge like other states

While Kentucky picked up some new registered voters this spring, the rolls didn't swell the way they have in other states, according to figures released by Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson and the state board of elections.

Kentucky gained 16,333 voters -- a growth rate of 0.58 percent -- since November, despite a highly competitive and unsettled Democratic presidential primary race that will be coming to Kentucky May 20. Democrats saw the largest boost in new voters — 13,259, compared to 2,577 new Republicans and 497 "others." Democrats outnumber Republicans, 1.63 to 1.04 million in the traditionally Red state.

Grayson said he was "disappointed that Kentucky did not see dramatically increased registration figures as was seen in many other states this election cycle."

Read the full story at Kentucky.com.