FRANKFURT, Ky. (AP) — Secretary of State Michael Adams said the percentage of Kentucky registered voters who do not belong to the Republican or Democratic Party reached a new high in late 2022.
In December, voter registration under the “other” political affiliation category crossed the 10 percent mark, he said.
“Candidates for office across the state should take note: To win the general election, they must look beyond their base and reach the fastest-growing electorate,” Adams said.
Republican registrants make up 45.5 percent of the state’s electorate, while Democratic registrants make up another 44.5 percent, the Republican secretary of state said. He said the latest data showed that Republican registrations continued to increase while Democratic registrations continued to decline.
Meanwhile, voters registered as independents or with other affiliations make up 10 percent of the state’s electorate, he said, thanks to the latest registration increase in that category.
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