UPDATE: Republican wins special election in Kentucky's 31st District

Published: Mar. 5, 2019 at 6:41 AM EST
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UPDATE 3/5/19 @ 8:10 p.m.

Republican Phillip Wheeler won a special election to fill a vacancy in Kentucky's 31st Senatorial District.

Here are the unofficial results by county:

Elliott County: Pugh 450, Wheeler 168

Lawrence County: Pugh 639, Wheeler 895

Martin County: Pugh 265, Wheeler 688

Morgan County: Pugh 671, Wheeler 609

Pike County: Pugh 3622, Wheeler 3828

That adds up to a total of 6,188 votes for Wheeler and 5,647 votes for Pugh.


Today is the Special Election for the 31st District Senate Seat.

It opened up after Ray Jones won his campaign for Pike County Judge Executive in November.

The 31st District includes Pike, Martin, Lawrence, Elliott, and Morgan counties.

Deputy Clerk for the Pike County Courthouse Pam Lambert says just because this is a special election, it runs the same way as other elections.

"It basically works just like any other election. You go to your polling place, the precinct that you live at and you vote there," explained Lambert.

It does not matter which party you are registered under.

You can vote for Democrat Darrell Pugh or Republican Phillip Wheeler.

Polls open at 6:00 A.M. and close at 6:00 P.M.