Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette The Centre on Main served as a new polling place for many Grayson County residents during Tuesday's General Election.

Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette

The Centre on Main served as a new polling place for many Grayson County residents during Tuesday's General Election.

More than 8,000 Grayson County residents cast ballots in Tuesday's General Election, helping decide Kentucky's next Governor, as well as the new state representative for District 18 and District Judge for the 46th Judicial District, 1st Division, among numerous other local and state positions.

Grayson County saw its voter turnout top that of the state with 45.33 percent of Grayson County's registered voters casting ballots Tuesday, as opposed to 42.16 percent statewide.

8,317 out of Grayson County's 18,346 total registered voters cast ballots Tuesday. Statewide, 1,455,161 of the Kentucky's 3,451,537 registered voters cast ballots.

Compared to voter turnout from the previous gubernatorial election in 2015 when 29.14 percent of registered Grayson County voters cast ballots, these numbers signify an increase of 16.19 percent in Grayson County voter turnout.

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and his running mate, Ralph Alvarado, received 5,319 votes in Grayson County to Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear and running mate Jacqueline Coleman's 2,621 and Libertarian John Hicks and running mate Ann Cormican's 201. The unofficial statewide results show Beshear and Coleman received 709,577 (49.19 percent) to Bevin and Alvarado's 704,388 (48.83 percent), with Hicks and Cormican receiving 28,425 votes (1.97 percent).

While Beshear has begun forming his transition committee, Bevin has yet to concede the race.

In a statement released Wednesday afternoon on her official Twitter account, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said her office had received a recanvass request from Bevin, and that recanvass will be conducted next Thursday, Nov. 14 at 9 a.m. A recanvass consists of reprinting the receipts from voting machines to check for errors. After this, results should be finalized.

All other state races were swept by Republicans.

Republican Michael G. Adams defeated Democrat Heather French Henry to become Kentucky's next Secretary of State-elect. Adams received 746,275 votes overall, with 5,532 of those being cast in Grayson County. Henry received 681,763 votes overall, with 2,550 of those being cast in Grayson County.

Republican Daniel Cameron defeated Democrat Greg Stumbo to become Kentucky's next Attorney General-elect. Cameron received 822,932 votes overall, with 6,089 of those being cast in Grayson County; while Stumbo received 602,004 votes overall, with 1,970 of those being cast in Grayson County.

Republican incumbent Mike Harmon defeated Democrat Sheri Donahue and Libertarian Kyle Hugenberg to secure a second term as Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts. Harmon received 779,327 votes overall, with 5,645 of those being cast in Grayson County, while Donahue received 574,561 votes overall, with 1,975 of those being cast in Grayson County, and Hugenberg received 46,549 votes overall, with 198 of those being cast in Grayson County.

Republican incumbent State Treasurer Allison Ball also secured a second term, defeating Democrat Michael Bowman. Ball received 855,720 votes overall, with 6,155 of those being cast in Grayson County. Bowman received 555,013 votes overall, with 1,798 of those being cast in Grayson County.

Lastly, Republican incumbent Ryan Quarles won a second term in office with his defeat of Democrat Robert Conway and Libertarian Josh Gilpin. Overall, Quarles received 820,971 votes, with 6,036 of those being cast in Grayson County, while Conway received 544,872 overall, with 1,775 of those cast in Grayson, and Gilpin received 44,584 votes overall, with 180 of those being cast in Grayson County.

On a more local level, Republican Samara Heavrin defeated Democrat Becky Miller to fulfill the unexpired 18th District State Representative seat of Tim Moore. Heavrin received 8,655 votes (5,010 of which were cast in Grayson County) to Miller's 5,701 (3,161 of which were cast in Grayson County). This seat represents Grayson County and part of Hardin County in the state House of Representatives.

Kenneth Harold Goff II went unopposed to continue to fulfill the unexpired 46th Judicial Circuit, 2nd Division Judge position of the late Robert Miller. Goff received 100 percent of the 17,454 total votes cast in this race after being appointed to the position by Bevin earlier this year. In Grayson County, Goff received 6,288 votes.

In order to take over this role, Goff vacated his seat as 46th Judicial District, 1st Division Judge, and Tuesday's election also determined that Bradley S. Butler will fulfill this unexpired term. Butler defeated Beth Constant Ratley and Zanda Myers, earning 10,786 votes overall to Ratley's 6,532 and Myers' 3,384. In Grayson County, Butler received 2,946 votes to Ratley's 2,600 and Myers' 1,654.

Kentucky's 46th Judicial Circuit and District consist of Grayson, Breckinridge, and Meade counties.

Lastly, voters in Grayson County's 1st Magisterial District voted to have Republican Kevin Fulkerson continue to fulfill the remaining three years of late Magistrate Robby Higdon's unexpired term. Fulkerson was appointed to the position by Bevin earlier this year following Higdon's death and received 100 percent of the 935 votes cast.