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Ky. voters set to weigh in on presidential race

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - After a draining campaign season, Kentucky voters were set to head to the polls on Tuesday to make their selections for president, congressmen, state lawmakers and more.

Polls open at 6 a.m. in both the state's eastern and western time zones, and election officials are predicting a record number of voters will take part.

Kentucky now has more than 3 million voters registered, and more than 60 percent of them are expected to cast ballots.

Voter interest is high despite the fact that neither Democratic President Barack Obama nor Republican Mitt Romney campaigned in Kentucky.

Obama yielded the state to Romney after a poor showing in the Democratic primary. Some 42 percent of Kentucky Democrats marked their ballots "uncommitted" even though Obama was the only name on the ballot.

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