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2023 General Election results in Adair Co.

In Adair County for the November 7, 2023 Kentucky General Election, 5,309 ballots were cast, from a pool of 13,975 registered voters. With no local or national races on the ballot, the 37.99% turnout was down from 45.9% in the 2022 General Election, which featured a large slate of candidates for local offices.

Straight Party votes went overwhelmingly for the Republican ticket in 2023. Of 2,578 straight party votes, 82.37% were for the Republican ticket. Voters who chose individual candidates followed a similar pattern, with all but one Republican candidate collecting around 80% of the total votes in Adair County (and nearly 60 percent statewide).

Bucking that trend, incumbent Governor Andy Beshear appears to have picked up some voters across party lines on his way to reelection, with 32% of 5,285 Adair County votes in the Governor's race, compared to 68% for the Cameron ticket. Gov. Beshear also improved in Adair County since his first run for Governor. Against incumbent Matt Bevin in the 2019 General Election, Beshear collected only 29% of Adair County votes.

Local results for all races are available at

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Gov. Andy Beshear will lead for four more years

2023-11-08 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
Gov. Andy Beshear won reelection November 7, 2023 and one of his main campaign themes was economic growth in the state. He is pictured here at his October 3rd visit in front of ACVFD Ladder One on the new grounds of Franklin Ford where he announced projects totaling more than $9.5 million in funding to support natural gas lines, high-speed internet access, clean water, economic development, infrastructure, tourism and more here. It is part of the county's forward momentum - Phillips Tank & Structure, a nationwide tank construction contractor, had just announced plans to build a $2.76 million fabrication shop that will create 20 new full-time jobs.

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2023-11-08 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
The view from the second floor of the Adair County Courthouse Annex.

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