Kentucky Electoral Resource

DID YOU KNOW THE FOLLOWING ABOUT Kentucky

Despite the fact that there were no battles fought within the state, more than half of all Americans killed in action during the War of 1812 were from Kentucky.

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In late August of 1888, nine members of the Hatfield family were tried and convicted at the Pike County Courthouse in Kentucky for a raid on Randall McCoy’s home, in which his son and daughter were killed, his wife was beaten unconscious and his home was burned to the ground. The long-running feud between the Hatfields of West Virginia and the McCoys of Kentucky claimed a dozen members of the two clans. In 2003, the families signed a formal truce, putting an official end to the hostilities.

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The “Happy Birthday to You” melody was the creation of sisters Mildred and Patty Hill in 1893. While working at Louisville Experimental Kindergarten School, the duo created a song for teachers to sing to students entitled “Good Morning to All.” In 1924, Robert Coleman first published the “Happy Birthday to You” lyrics along with the tune. It is now one of the most popular songs in the English language.

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The United States Bullion Depository in Fort Knox contains the largest gold reserve in the world. In 2011, the holdings were worth more than $260 billion.

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The annual three-day Hillbilly Days Festival attracts more than 100,000 people to Pikeville. The event began in 1977 as a way to celebrate Appalachian culture while raising money for the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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Although he is more closely associated with Illinois, Abraham Lincoln was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky.

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Kentucky has the longest cave system in the world — the Mammoth cave system has over 200 miles of caves.

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Kentucky Voting Quick Facts
  • Current Population:4,425,092
  • Voter Registration Deadline: 29 days before an election
  • Election Day Voter Registration: No
  • Early Voting: No
  • Absentee Voting: Yes
  • Voter ID: Yes
  • Electoral Colleges: 8
  • Congressional Districts: 6
HEADLINES

Body identified as man missing from Ohio County - messenger-inquirer

Body identified as man missing from Ohio County - messenger-inquirerThe body of a man found earlier this month in Grayson County has been positively identified as that of an Ohio County man who was reported missing in July. The state medical examiner identified the body of Tromain Jerome Mackall late Monday afternoon, ...

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 22:09:08 GMT

Greg Strahan, Owensboro Health president and CEO - messenger-inquirer

Greg Strahan, Owensboro Health president and CEO - messenger-inquirerFormer Owensboro Health interim President and CEO Greg Strahan has been named the regional health system's top executive, effective immediately. The Board of Directors extended Strahan an offer after a meeting Monday night during which the decision ...

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 22:26:35 GMT
WHO ARE MY ELECTED OFFICIALS
Governor Matt Bevin
Jenean M. Hampton
Jack Conway,
Hon. Alison Lundergan Grimes
WHAT'S AT STAKE IN 2016

Why the 2016 Presidential Election Could Impact Your Way Of Living For Generations to Come

Democrats and Republicans The 2016 Presidential Election is crucial to both Republicans and Democrats since the next President of the United States could nominate as many as four Supreme Court justices. As many as four seats on the Supreme Court could become vacant during the next few years with four supreme court justices over the age of 80. This means the next president could have the power to transform the supreme court, and American law, for generations to come. (See Election Dates and Deadlines)

President Barack Obama The United States presidential election of 2016 is an Open Race since the Incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama is term-limited and cannot run for re-election to a third term in office.

President Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009, and was sworn in for his second term on January 20, 2013.
(Browse 2016 Presidentials)

Kentucky US Senator race

In 2016, there will be a US Senator race in Kentucky. Each state elects two senators for staggered 6-year terms.One of the seats of Kentucky's two senators in the United States Senate is up for election this Election cycle. The Incumbent US Senator is running for re-election.

Republican Incumbents

Kentucky: US Senator Race - Incumbent (Republican) Running

Incumbent Republican Senator, Rand Paul, is running for re-election to a second term in office. On November 2, 2010, Rand Paul won the election to the United States Senate with 55.7% of the vote against the Democratic candidate, Jack Conway, who came in a distant second with 44.3% of the vote. (see current elected officials in Kentucky)

Kentucky 2016 U.S. Representative races

The 2016 United States House of Representatives election will be held in Kentucky this election cycle. Of the 6 seats up for election this election cycle, 5 currently held by Republicans, and 1 held by Democrats.

Current Seats Distribution By Party Affiliation In Kentucky U.S. House

Democratics(1)Republicans(5)
Congressional DistrictU.S. RepresentativeParty Affiliation

District 1

Representative Whitfield, EdRepublican

District 2

Representative Guthrie, BrettRepublican

District 3

Representative Yarmuth, John A.Democratic

District 4

Representative Massie, ThomasRepublican

District 5

Representative Rogers, HaroldRepublican

District 6

Representative Barr, AndyRepublican
Kentucky Congressional Districts
Kentucky US Districts

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Registered Voters

total: 3,253,600

  • Democrat : 1,689,007
  • Republican : 1,304,219
  • Other : 179,588
  • Indepent : 73,985
  • Libert : 5,313
  • Green : 1,024
  • Const : 300
  • Reform : 78
  • Soc Wk : 83
  • Male : 1,535,811
  • Female : 1,717,700
State of Kentucky Quick Facts
  • Date of Statehood: June 1, 1792
  • Size: 40,411 square miles
  • Nickname(s): Bluegrass State
  • Tree: Tulip Poplar
  • Flower: Goldenrod
  • Bird: Cardinal
When's The Next Election?
November 8, 2016
In 77 days
Kentucky : General Election Day (first Tuesday after first Monday inNovember). Polls open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., prevailing time.
Click here to view Kentucky Elections Schedule for 2016

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use sos.ky.gov to obtain information about your precinct location and legislative districts. If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

Can I Register At The Polls On Election Day?

NO: Kentucky does not provide Same Day Voter Registration. You must register to vote by the voter registration deadline in order to vote in an election. If you miss the voter registration deadline for an election you should contact your local election office.

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