Low Voter Turnout Expected This Tuesday

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's election officials are predicting most voters won't bother to show up at the polls on Tuesday.

Secretary of State Trey Grayson says he expects little more than 40 percent of the state's two-point-six (M) million voters to participate, even though more than four-thousand races will be decided.

Kentuckians will be choosing sheriffs, county commissioners, clerks, judges, city council members, state legislators, congressmen and various other political leaders in what election officials say will be the largest election in state history.

Grayson says he is basing his turnout prediction on "a lack of excitement," especially among campaign workers. He says candidates
are having a hard time recruiting volunteers.

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