In 2006 there were 2,709,959 Kentuckians registered to vote in the primary. In 2008 there were 2,857,231. In the 2008 general, there were 2,906,809 registered.
For this year’s primary there are just 2,851,996 people registered to vote.
From the Secretary of State’s office:
Registration figures continued to show little change in the percentage of male and female voters with females representing nearly 53% of the registration population and males representing 47%. In terms of party registration, Democrats, Republicans, and “Others” decreased their number of registered voters by 2.65%, 0.85%, and 0.91% since November of 2008, respectively. Democrats decreased their voters by 44,082 to 1,618,011. Republicans decreased their voters by 8,999 to 1,044,872. “Others” decreased their voters by 1,732 to 189,113.
Republicans and “Others” increased their percentages of the Kentucky voter rolls as they now comprise 36.64% and 6.63% of Kentucky voters, respectively. That is an increase of 0.38% and 0.06% since the 2008 general election, respectively. Democrats saw their percentage decrease 0.41% since the 2008 general election to 56.77%. Those percentages have set records in modern Kentucky history with Republicans and Independents being higher than ever before and Democrats being lower.
Compared to the 2006 primary election registration figures, there has been a net increase of 142,007 in total voters, or 5.24%; 69,568 in Democratic voters, or 4.49%; 55,373 in Republican voters, or 5.60%; and 17,096 “other” voters, or 9.94%. Democrats, Republicans, and “Others” represented 57.14%, 36.51%, and 6.35% of the electorate in May of 2006, respectively. Since May of 2006, the percentage of the electorate has changed -0.37% for Democrats, 0.13% for Republicans, and 0.28% for “Others” as compared to current percentages of Kentucky registered voters.
Sucks that the numbers are down. But it’s kind of nice to see “others” increasing as more and more people become disenfranchised with the corrupt political party system in Kentucky.