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While there are no contested local races in the Nov. 8 general election, Grant County voters will have a chance to help decide six statewide races.
The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for all Grant County precincts.
The lack of local candidates may have be a factor in low voter turnout in the May primary races.
In Grant County, only 1,003 registered voters or 6.4 percent participated in the primary.
Secretary of State Elaine Walker said she anticipates statewide turnout to be less than 30 percent for the general election.
The most high-profile race is for governor as Democrat Steve Beshear tries to win re-election with his running mate Jerry Abramson.
Kentucky Senate President David Williams and his lieutenant governor running mate Richie Farmer will try to unseat the governor.
Independent candidate Gatewood Galbraith will also vie for votes in the race.
In the race for Secretary of State, Republican Bill Johnson faces Democratic candidate Allison Lundergan Grimes.
Democrat Jack Conway will be seeking re-election for Attorney General against Republican challenger and Hopkins County Attorney Todd P’Pool.
The race for state auditor is between Republican John T. Kemper III and Democratic candidate Adam H. Edelen.
Todd Hollenbach, a Democrat, will face to challengers in his bid to retain his state treasurer seat — Republican K.C. Crosbie and Libertarian Kenneth C. Moellman Jr.
The Commissioner of Agriculture candidates include Democrat Robert “Bob” Farmer and Republican James R. Comer.
In local races, unexpired terms for county surveyor and constable for the third magisterial district have no candidates, but write-in votes will be accepted.
Alice Heeger-Hartman does not have an opponent for her unexpired term of the third district seat on the Grant County School Board.
Likewise, John W. Renaker is the sole candidate for an unexpired term for the Dry Ridge City Council.
Renaker was appointed to the seat recently by the governor’s office after Encil Webster resigned.
For more information about the election, go to www.sos.ky.gov/elections.
For information about local voting precincts, call 824-3321.