Grimes: 51,000 Absentee Ballots Cast or Requested

By Associated Press | 

More than 51,000 Kentucky voters have cast absentee ballots or are in the process of doing so.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said Tuesday that's on par with the count two weeks ahead of the 2008 election.

In Kentucky, voters who will be out of town or otherwise unable to get to the polls on Nov. 6 can vote early by absentee ballots.

Besides the presidential race, Kentucky has a competitive congressional race in central Kentucky. Voters also will choose a Supreme Court justice from eastern Kentucky and state legislators across the state.

In some parts of the state, local races also are on the ballot.

Grimes, the state's chief elections officer, hasn't yet projected how many of Kentucky's 3 million eligible voters will turn out on Election Day.

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