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Election day next Tuesday

With no local races on the ballot, voter turnout is expected to be low, but all Kentuckians are urged to head to their polling places Tuesday to exercise their right to vote.

With only six races on the local ballot, casting your vote should be quick and easy. Following is a break-down of the races in the 2015 Kentucky General Election.

Perhaps the most compelling race on the ballot is for Governor. With Steve Beshear leaving office after this term, voters can select who will lead the State for the next four years.

Republican Matt Bevin, a Kentucky businessman, is facing off against Democrat Jack Conway, Kentucky’s Attorney General, and Independent candidate Drew Curtis, known for his popular website

Both leading candidates in the race are no strangers to elections. Bevin challenged for the U.S. Senate seat held by fellow Republican Mitch McConnell in the 2014 Primary election. Conway lost to Rand Paul in the 2010 Senate race, but has held the Attorney General post since 2008.

Another well-known political name pops up again in this election, Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. Grimes, who lost to McConnell in the 2014 General election, is seeking re-election to the Secretary of State post, a position she has held since 2011.

Challenging for the seat will be Republican Stephen Knipper.

Andy Beshear, son of Governor Steve Beshear, is the Democratic candidate for Attorney General, and will face off against Republican Whitney Westerfield.

In the race for Auditor of Public Accounts, incumbent Democrat Adam Edelen is challenged by Republican Mark Harmon.

Republican Allison Ball faces off against Democrat Rick Nelson in the State Treasurer race.

Finally, in the race for Commissioner of Agriculture Republican Ryan Quarles squares off against Democrat Jean-Marie Lawson Spann for the seat.

Polls open at 6:00 a.m. in all McCreary County voting districts, and will remain open until 6:00 p.m.

Absentee voting is underway at the McCreary County Clerks Office for those who will be out of town or unable to vote on Election Day.

More information on the 2015 Kentucky General Election can be found at

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