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SOS Adams continues to clean up voter roles, more voters removed than added; Republicans gain voters

Secretary of State Michael Adams has announced that, for the sixth month this year, more voters were removed from Kentucky’s voter rolls than were added.

Michael Adams

In October, 6,968 new voters registered, and 7,146 were removed – 5,908 deceased voters, 873 felony convicts, 314 who moved out of state, 26 who voluntarily de-registered, 24 who were adjudged incompetent, and 1 duplicate registration.

“Ensuring election integrity is a daily process,” Adams said. “Through vigilance and diligence, we are cleaning up the mess I inherited when I was sworn in last year.”

Democratic registrants make up 46 percent of the electorate, with 1,637,006 registered voters. Democratic registration dropped by 3,225, a 0.20 percent decrease.

Republican registrants total 1,582,317, or 44.4 percent of voters. Republicans saw an increase of 2,117 voters, or 0.13 percent.

In addition, 9.5 percent of voters, or 338,217, are listed under other affiliations, which saw an increase of 930 voters, or 0.28 percent.

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