The voter turnout in Hardin County for a 2015 May primary election was 11.31 percent.

“We had 74,770 registered voters and only 8,460 voted,” Hardin County Clerk Debbie Donnelly said. This year, she’s hoping to see that number increase as she urges voters to the polls to cast their ballot in various races, including the Democratic candidate for governor.

“That is the only way they have a voice to influence the laws in Kentucky and to affect change or to implement new laws for a better way of life,” she said.

The primary election is Tuesday. The governor and lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, commissioner of agriculture, auditor of public accounts and state treasurer also are on the ballot.

The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. This also will be the first election the Carl M. Brashear Radcliff Veterans Center will act as a polling location.

For information about in-house absentee voting, the medical emergency ballot or precincts and districts, call 270-765-6762.

Mary Alford can be reached at 270-505-1741 or malford@thenewsenterprise.com.

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