Elections

Michael Adams: Secretary of State blasts out-of-state critics, demands apology from Hillary Clinton

  Booker claims positive day at the polls, looks ahead

  Amy McGrath tells supporters to ‘buckle up’ ahead of election results

  Kentucky Primary voters say #AllEyesOnKentucky message is misguided

  ‘Black Voters Matter’: Caravan drives through West Louisville to get out the vote

Cameron: Kentucky voters beware of voting scam asking for ballots through text, email, phone

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Here’s your official list of Kentucky polling locations

KY sends PPE to all 120 counties ahead of state’s primary election

  McGrath casts ballot in Ky. primary, instructs others how to cast absentee ballot

  WATCH NOW : Metro Council District 8 candidates debate

  Q&A: Ten election questions with Ky. Secretary of State Michael Adams

  Booker gains momentum, McGrath remains top fundraiser

Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones endorses Charles Booker for US Senate

Booker is facing Republican Senator Mitch McConnell and Democrat Amy McGrath for the seat.

Beshear executive order calls in National Guard to assist with Ky. elections

Governor Andy Beshear has called on the National Guard to help with Kentucky’s upcoming primary elections.

Polls open for Indiana Primary Elections

Polls opened at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

  Absentee ballot requests for Kentucky Primary now open in Jefferson County

Most people will have to vote by absentee ballot in the upcoming June 23 Kentucky primary.

Indiana officials considering delay of May primary election

Jeffersonville Firefighters Union endorses candidate for Clark Co. Sheriff 2 years early

Interim sheriff appointed in Breckinridge County

  Backers of proposed KY voter ID law draw criticism

Official recanvass numbers show Beshear beat out Bevin by more than 5,000 votes

  Charlestown mayor calls for recount after slim loss in election

  Local leaders react to Bevin’s concession, Beshear’s victory

Bevin highlighted his accomplishments as governor during his concession speech on Thursday.

  Bevin concedes: ‘We’re going to have a change in the governorship’

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin announced Thursday that he won’t contest the results of the recanvass that took place today, nine days after a nailbiting election night that ended with Democratic challenger ahead by approximately 5,000 votes.

  Bevin warns of ‘people that would try to hijack our political process’

Bevin said there are “very good odds” Andy Beshear could be the next governor.

Secretary of State issues warning due to circulating voicemail regarding Tuesday’s election

If you or anyone you know has received this voicemail, you should report it to the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office at 502-564-3490.

  Couple turned away at the polls: ‘It wasn’t an issue’

Bevin fell short of re-election by about 5,000 votes to Andy Beshear, leaving people wondering if the claims are significant or common election hiccups.

  Lawmaker: Bevin should show significant fraud or move on

Following Wednesday’s news conference at which Bevin outlined a few of what he said were irregularities, several lawmakers told WAVE 3 News that when a race is as close as the Kentucky governor’s race was, asking for a recanvass to double check the vote totals makes sense.

Matt Jones steps down from radio show, blasts McConnell after GOP complaint

Matt Jones, whose Kentucky Sports Radio airs on 35 radio stations across the state, wrote in a statement that he “won’t be on KSR in the near future.”

Rick Pitino uses popular ‘Seinfeld’ meme to troll Matt Bevin

One of the more popular "Seinfeld" episodes taught us that hand is tough to get, but in his relationship with apparently-defeated Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, Rick Pitino has it.

  Beshear confident in election results, moves ahead with transition

Beshear said he intends to be ready with a new budget when the legislature goes into session in January.

  Bevin explains voting ‘irregularities’

Hours after choosing not to concede his office to apparent election winner Andy Beshear, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin on Wednesday elaborated on his claim from Tuesday night that irregularities tainted election night.

  Hodges ready to lead Charlestown forward following mayoral race win

Treva Hodges taking the win from incumbent Bob Hall Tuesday night by just 30 votes.

Jacqueline Coleman, a teacher and coach, will leave the classroom after being elected Lt. Gov.

The Mercer County native is also a basketball coach and founder of Lead Kentucky, a non-profit that prepares women for college.

NKU professor: Bevin ‘has nobody but himself to blame’

'We have to look at the toll issue pushing it over the top'

  Beshear declares victory; Bevin won’t concede

Watched closely by many across the country, Kentucky’s contentious race for governor has tilted in Andy Beshear’s favor, but the Associated Press is reporting that the race is too close to call.

  Educators rejoice as Beshear declares victory; Marshall keeps JCPS board seat

Public education had been a hot topic in the governor's race, as teachers waged war on Matt Bevin over his pensions proposals.

Indiana Mayors: Mike Moore re-elected in Jeffersonville; Jeff Gahan wins again in New Albany

Gahan, a Democrat, defeated Republican challenger Mark Seabrook, with 55 percent of the vote. Seabrook claimed 40 percent, while independent Dan Coffey picked up 5 percent of the votes.

Kentucky Republicans pick up several re-election wins

Outside of the governor’s race, it was a big night for Kentucky Republicans.

  Hodges beats Hall in Charlestown mayoral upset

The victory Tuesday night came with a slim margin, though that doesn't matter much to Hodges. She said whether you voted for her or not, it's time to get to work.

How 7 Kentucky counties could be early indicators in governor’s race

As voters go to the polls in Kentucky's contentious governor's election, voters in seven counties could be a good barometer into how the race will end.

DECISION 2019: Find your polling location

Tuesday is Election Day, and you need to know where to vote. We’ve got you covered.

House Democrats introduce bills aimed at restoring voting rights for felons who have already served sentences

With fewer than a third of registered voters expected to cast a ballot in Kentucky’s General Election on Tuesday, state lawmakers on Friday unveiled a plan to boost that number next year.

  Longtime mayor takes on political newcomer in Charlestown mayoral race

Neighbors put up signs in yards as they declare support for mayor Bob Hall or his challenger, Treva Hodges. Charlestown has now become a town divided.

Gov. Bevin, VP Mike Pence make whirlwind tour through central Kentucky

Vice President Mike Pence addresses voters in Laurel County with Governor Matt Bevin on Nov. 1, 2019.

Beshear hits 5 Kentucky towns Thursday

In the race for governor, Democratic candidate Andy Beshear was traveling across the state on the Team Kentucky bus Thursday.

  Beshear says he’s ready to beat Bevin

Just days before the election, Attorney General Andy Beshear walked into a coffee shop on Louisville's busy Bardstown Road and was greeted by enthusiastic chants of "Andy, Andy."

  Bevin campaigning hard to stay in governor’s mansion

Matt Bevin has battled with Kentucky teachers, and for a while, held the title as the nation’s most unpopular Governor. But at crunch time, Bevin is polling neck and neck with Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear.

Bevin promotes school-choice efforts during Louisville stop

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has promoted school-choice efforts as a way to uplift urban neighborhoods as he campaigned in Kentucky's largest city.

Democratic candidates rally in Louisville

As Election Day inches closer, several Democrats running for state offices met with voters at a Louisville union hall.

  Former mayor takes on current mayor for top job in Jeffersonville mayoral race

In Jeffersonville, voters will have to decide between their current mayor and the former mayor, as Democrat Tom Galligan takes on incumbent Republican Mike Moore.

‘Won’t Be Bullied By Bevin’ tour stops in Louisville

Jacqueline Coleman joined local teachers at the South Central Regional Library to point the finger at Matt Bevin who she says has bullied Kentucky educators and disrespected working families.

New poll shows Bevin, Beshear tied with Kentucky voters

Mason-Dixon Polling interviewed 625 registered voters by phone between October 10 and October 13, 2019. All indicated they would vote in the upcoming election.

McGrath Senate campaign says she raised $2.5M in 24 hours

According to a news release, donations to the Marine combat aviator came in the form of 69,188 individual contributions.

  Kentucky Primary: Republican Attorney General candidates vie for votes

Republican candidates for Attorney General have run highly-visible campaigns seeking to draw support from any remaining undecided voters.

Rep. Comer weighs in on Bevin’s run, says ‘Kentucky deserves better’

Republican Rep. James Comer has released a statement weighing in on Gov. Matt Bevin’s decision to seek re-election.

  Bevin taps Sen. Ralph Alvarado as his new running mate

Should Bevin win re-election, Alvarado would replace Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton.

Whitney Westerfield drops out of Kentucky AG race

Westerfield has served as chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary since he was elected to the Senate in 2012.

House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins files for gubernatorial race

House Minority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins officially filed to run for governor on Thursday, with Jefferson County School Board member Stephanie Horne as his running mate.

Report: Bevin will file for re-election by Jan. 29 deadline

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin on Thursday told a small group of reporters that he plans to file paperwork for his re-election by the Jan. 29 deadline.

Kentucky lawmaker will challenge election he lost by 1 vote

Kentucky state Rep. DJ Johnson lost to Democrat Jim Glenn by a single vote on Election Day. County officials reviewed the totals one week later and made no changes.

Adkins launches governor campaign with pitch to rural voters

Kentucky is one of three states that will elect a governor in 2019, along with Louisiana and Mississippi.

  Yarmuth poised to assume position of power

Democrats won back the House, allowing Yarmuth, the ranking democrat on the House Budget Committee, to take over as committee chairman.

  SEAT-BY-SEAT: Tracking the Kentucky Legislature

All of the seats in the Kentucky House of Representatives are up for grabs on Election Night.

  JCPS Board of Education Election results: James Craig wins District 3, Corrie Shull wins District 6

With 100% of precincts reporting, two JCPS board of education candidates are claiming victory.

  Voter turnout surpassed initial predictions in Jefferson County

Voter turnout numbers were higher than expected for Jefferson County.

Roundup: Indiana sheriff races decided in several counties

Several sheriff races were decided Tuesday night in southern Indiana.

  Hollingsworth cruises to victory in Indiana’s 9th District

Once called “Tennessee Trey” by his rivals, Indiana Republican Trey Hollingsworth is now a two-term state representative.

  Mike Braun: A new senator will head to Washington to represent Hoosiers

Political newcomer Mike Braun earned the victory in one of the most closely-watched senate races in the country.

Andy Barr holds off Democratic challenger Amy McGrath in Kentucky’s 6th District

Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr on Tuesday night held on for a fourth term in Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District.

  Fischer clinches 3rd term as Louisville’s mayor

Incumbent Greg Fischer has won his third term as Louisville’s mayor.

  Young voters turn out for midterm elections

Young voters typically sit out the midterm elections, but it looks like this could be the year that they make their voices heard.

Bullitt County court order changes polling place for 76 voters in Pleasant Grove

Voters who live in the Pleasant Grove community on the following four roads were “improperly coded” into Mt. Washington.

Election Day: 5 races to keep an eye on

The midterm elections are happening Tuesday. Here are some of the top contests WAVE 3 News will be watching:

  Efforts to increase voter turnout include rides to the polls

In Kentucky, just 46 percent of registered voters are expected to cast a ballot on Election Day.

  Local races could have national implications; candidates campaign on eve of election

The Indiana Senate race has drawn some major star power with President Donald Trump in the Hoosier state again Monday night.

Jefferson Co. GOP: Fischer used alleged drug dealer in campaign ads

Just days before the Mayoral election, there is new criticism of current Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer for including a convicted felon and alleged drug dealer in his campaign ad in which he touts crime is down.

  Complaint against candidate for Harrison County sheriff causing divide over validity

A complaint filed against a candidate for Harrison County sheriff is dividing some in the community.

Less than half of registered voters in Kentucky expected to vote

Less than half of registered Kentucky voters are expected to head to polls for Tuesday’s midterm elections.

  PVA race gets ‘nasty’

It's a political race that's not normally the source of controversy--until recent months. The Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator--or PVA--Office has been surrounded by a state investigation, accusations and a fight with Governor Matt Bevin.