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14 election complaints lodged so far with Secretary of State’s office

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 6, 2012) — Fourteen election complaints or questions have been lodged with Secretary of State Alison Lundergran Grimes’ office.

As chair of the State Elections Board, Grimes said she is closely monitoring compliance with Kentucky’s election laws.

“This year, I expanded the Task Force to include representatives from a broader group of election and law enforcement officials, but voters are the first step in ensuring our elections remain free and fair,” she said. “I encourage anyone who witnesses questionable election-related activity to contact the elections board at 1-800-246-1399.”

Leading up to today’s General Election, the state board received 14 calls regarding the election, including procedural questions, complaints regarding electioneering, and allegations of vote fraud and vote buying.

Calls        County                    Reason

1              Adair/Casey           Vote Buying

1              Bell                         Voting Machine

3              Jefferson                 1 Procedural; 1 Vote Fraud; 1 Other

1              Knox                      Vote Buying

2              Meade                    1 Other; 1 Vote Buying

1              Oldham                  Other

1              Clinton                   Other

1              Kenton                   Other

2              Bullitt                     2 Other

1              Casey                     Electioneering

The elections board directly addresses 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.

“Polls will be open until 6 p.m. local time,” Grimes said. “I hope all eligible Kentuckians will make their voices heard and exercise the important right and responsibility of voting today.”

You can verify your polling place by visiting the Voter Information Center.