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Jefferson County Clerk's Office releases official primary voting numbers

A spokesperson for the Clerk's Office said of the ballots cast, 40,109 were Republican and 87, 564 were Democrat.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky primary has ended in the Louisville Metro area and the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office have released the unofficial figures.

A spokesperson for the Clerk's Office said 130,941 total ballots were cast, including absentee. This is about a 20.7% turnout with 631,867 registered voters in Jefferson County alone as of April 27. 

Of those ballots cast, 40,109 were Republican and 87, 564 were Democrat. Nonpartisan voters accounted for 3,268 ballots and 104 of the ballots were blank.

The spokesperson also mentioned the nearest comparable primary was in 2018. Voter turnout back then was at 17.7%.

Of the total ballots, the Clerk’s office said they received about 3,515 mail-in absentee ballots during early voting.

When it comes to actual absentee voting, officials said about 366 people cast their votes during the 6-day excused in-person absentee voting while 8,443 took part in the no-excuse in-person absentee voting.

Overall, officials said about 12,326 people were engaged in the pre-Primary Election Day voting process.

RELATED: Kentucky Voter Guide: How to vote in the 2022 Primary Election

Early voting was made available at multiple locations throughout the county which began on May 12. 

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