Voter turnout slightly higher than predicted

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Voter turnout has slightly surpassed the
prediction of Kentucky Secretary of State Elaine Walker.

Walker had said she expected about a 25 percent turnout, and the
final figure was 28.6 percent, or 842,046 ballots. That was still
down from the 37.8 percent of registered voters who cast a ballot
in 2007, the last Kentucky governor's race.

This year, Kentuckians were deciding who would fill the
governor's office and a handful of other statewide positions for
the next four years.

A record 2,944,603 people were registered to vote in Kentucky
this year. Just more than 26,000 people had voted early using
absentee ballots as of Monday. That was 10,000 fewer votes than had been cast at the same time in the 2007 governor's race.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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