Team Coverage of the 2023 Kentucky Primary Election
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Polls have closed across the commonwealth for the 2023 primary election.
Statewide races on the ballot included primaries for governor, secretary of state, and treasurer.
Democrat Gov. Andy Beshear and Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron will face off in the general election in the race for governor.
Madison County voters decided to allow alcohol sales across the county. It’s a question Madison County voters hadn’t seen since the early 1900s.
Voters in Kentucky’s 28th district also elected a new state senator. Republican candidate Greg Elkins defeated Democratic candidate Robert Sainte and independent candidate Richard Henderson.
Secretary of State Michael Adams is anticipating turnout could be as low as 10% this primary cycle. We’re told absentee ballot requests are also down 40%.
Adams himself was on the primary ballot this year. The Republican incumbent defeated two challengers in the GOP primary for Kentucky secretary of state, including a former opponent who has raised his profile by denying election victories by Democrats.
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