FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 15, 2019) – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is leading the way by joining the Electronic Registration Information Center, Inc. ("ERIC") to continue efforts to maintain Kentucky's voter rolls.
ERIC is a nonprofit corporation that exists to improve the accuracy of voter rolls and increase access to voter registration.
"I have worked to make Kentucky's election more efficient through implementing innovative technology, securing election infrastructure, and saving tax payer dollars," said Grimes, the Commonwealth's Chief Election Official. "Becoming a member of ERIC is one more step that we are taking to ensure the integrity of our elections and the accuracy of Kentucky's voter rolls."
ERIC maintains voter roll accuracy by identifying out-of-date records found by comparing voter registration data between states, to motor vehicle licensing agency data, and to the Social Security Administration master death index list.
In addition to maintaining records, ahead of any federal general election, ERIC contacts potential voters with instructions on how to register. Grimes is proud to become a member of this innovative organization that is working to build voter confidence in elections.
Kentucky is the 29th state along with the District of Columbia to become a member of ERIC.
"I'm proud to continue modernizing the administration of elections here in the Commonwealth. I look forward to a free and fair election this November."