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Monday is Deadline to Register to Vote in Ky Special Elections

Ryland Barton

Today marks an important deadline for Kentuckians wanting to cast a ballot in three special elections for the state legislature. It’s the last day to register to vote in next month’s contests.

On November 2nd, voters will choose candidates to fill three vacancies in the General Assembly.

The 51st State House District was last held by John “Bam” Carney.

The Republican representative from Taylor County passed away in July after a lengthy illness.

Voters in the 89th House District will also go to the polls to elect a successor to Robert Goforth.

The Republican from Laurel County resigned from the legislature after being charged with domestic violence.

The 22nd Senate District seat is also open following the death of Republican Senator Tom Buford of Nicholasville. Monday is the deadline to register to vote in those special elections.

Meanwhile, the Secretary of State’s Office has unveiled a new tongue-in-cheek voter registration campaign called “Unmute Yourself.”

Secretary Michael Adams has repeatedly forgotten to unmute himself on Zoom, including during nationally televised testimony before Congress.

Those occasions inspired the new slogan to increase voter registration, which has stalled during the pandemic.

Kevin is the News Director at WKU Public Radio. He has been with the station since 1999, and was previously the Assistant News Director, and also served as local host of Morning Edition. He is a broadcast journalism graduate of WKU, and has won numerous awards for his reporting and feature production. Kevin grew up in Radcliff, Kentucky and currently lives in Glasgow.
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