Statewide voter turnout lower than predicted

Published: May. 23, 2018 at 8:39 AM EDT
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All counties have now reported their unofficial vote totals for Kentucky's primary election on Tuesday. Statewide turnout was just under 24 percent based on the reported information from


This result comes shortly after

. If this goal had become a reality, it would have been the highest for a Kentucky primary since 2010. Instead, Kentucky voters visited the polls at a rate closer to the Fayette County Clerk's 27 percent prediction.

According to, the county with the highest turnout was Monroe County with a turnout rate of 54. By contrast, Mercer County had the lowest at nearly 13 percent. Clay, Cumberland and Letcher counties are yet to have reports published on the website.

to see more about how Kentucky's counties rank when it comes to voter turnout.