Secretary of State Michael Adams Urges for High Voter Turnout

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Primary Election Day is fast approaching, and all around the country, but especially here in the Commonwealth, it is important to get out and vote. However, in recent years, voter turnout has been lower than usual.

“I think if we’ve learned anything in the last three years that it matters who the governor is, a lot. Whatever your personal views about politics, it matters who the governor is. It matters who the secretary of state is. These are critical offices that are on the ballot. And when people don’t go out and vote. What you have then is a is a disproportionate impact,” Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams says.

One way to make sure you are able to vote is utilize early voting, which starts this weekend and helps those who have to work while the polls are open on Tuesday.

“I’m going to strongly push the early voting as an option for voters. I want you to have choices. Go pick the day that’s best for you. But for a lot of people, Saturday is a more convenient day than Tuesday. Go take advantage of it. If we don’t, then it may get repealed. And I hate to see that,” Adams says.

While typical races like Governor and Secretary of State are on all ballots, one local county is voting on the sale of alcoholic beverages.

“If it passes, it’s going to change Allen County. We’ve always been dry. I think it’s going to bring a lot of voters out. We’re going to have a heavy turnout because Allen County is very passionate about this question. Yes or no? They’re both very passionate,” Allen County Clerk Sarah Constant says.

Before you head to the polls, make sure to do one final thing:

“Go to our website. You can check your registration information. You can also pull every single place that you can go vote. Every hour, every day, every location, address so you know what all of your options are,” Adams says.