Polls open, results expected to be low

Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Polls opened at 6 a.m. on Tuesday for Kentucky voters to elect a governor and a handful of other state-level leaders.

Secretary of State Elaine Walker has predicted that up to 75 percent of voters won’t bother going to the polls despite the best efforts of candidates who have been trying to drum up support across the state.

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.