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Secretary Grimes Continues to Monitor Election Complaints

Tuesday, 11 06, 2012

Lynn Sowards Zellen
Director of Communications
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes
(502) 330-9839
Email: lynn.zellen@ky.gov

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, in her capacity as Chair of the State Board of Elections and the Kentucky Election Integrity Task Force, is continuing to closely monitor compliance with the Commonwealth’s election laws.

“Voters are the frontlines in protecting election integrity,” said Grimes, “and I encourage anyone who witnesses questionable election-related activity to contact the State Board at 800-246-1399.”

As of 12:00 p.m., EST, the State Board has fielded 65 inquiries regarding the election, including procedural questions, electioneering complaints, and allegations of vote fraud and vote buying:

Calls     County                Reason
1            Adair/Casey       Vote Buying
1            Bell                      Voting Machine
17          Jefferson            9 Procedural; 1 Vote Fraud; 3 Electioneering; 1 Other; 2 Voting Machine; 1 Election Official
1            Knox                    Vote Buying
2            Meade                 1 Other; 1 Vote Buying
1            Oldham               Other
1            Clinton                 Other
8            Kenton                 1 Other; 2 Electioneering; 5 Procedural
3            Bullitt                    2 Other; 1 Procedural;
1            Casey                   Electioneering
2            Franklin               1 Voting Machine; 1 Procedural
2            Hardin                  2 Procedural
2            Unspecified        2 Procedural
1            Pike                      Procedural
1            Christian             Procedural
1            Fayette                 Vote Buying
1            Grayson               Voting Machine
1            Cumberland       Voting Machine
2            Boone                  2 Procedural
2            Madison              2 Procedural
3            Campbell           1 Procedural; 2 Electioneering
2            Jessamine         2 Procedural
1            Letcher                Procedural
1            Rowan                Other
1            McCracken         Procedural
1            Bourbon              Other
1            Clark                    Procedural
1            Woodford            Voting Machine
1            Grant                   Procedural
1            Whitley                Procedural
1            Boyle                   Procedural

The State Board addresses directly with local election officials many of the complaints it receives, including procedural inquiries. Allegations of criminal misconduct are forwarded to the United States Attorney and/or Kentucky Attorney General for potential investigation. Neither the State Board nor the Attorney General provides details regarding specific complaints or possible pending investigations.

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