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Election Fraud Hotline received 226 calls on Tuesday

More than one quarter of calls were from Jefferson County

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 5, 2014) Attorney General Jack Conway announced today that his Election Fraud Hotline received 226 calls from more than 50 counties between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. during yesterday’s General Election. Thirty-three calls involved complaints of electioneering within 300 feet of the polls and 16 calls involved allegations of vote buying/selling.

Vote“The Election Fraud Hotline is an important tool for voters to help protect the integrity of Kentucky’s elections,” Conway said. “My office will thoroughly review each complaint for possible criminal violations.  If an investigation is deemed necessary, the complaint will be referred to the appropriate agency.”

The hotline received 92 calls for procedural questions, 33 for electioneering within 300 feet of polls, 24 about voting machines, 19 about electoral officials, 16 concerning vote buying, selling or bribery, 12 about voter identification, eight about residency, five legal questions, four about special or absentee balloting and general election fraud, three concerning voter assistance and disrupting polls and one each for request for assistance, media call and the name of a deceased person on the voter roll.

Top Election Fraud Hotline Calls by County

  • Jefferson – 57 (25 – Procedural Question, 12 – Voting Machine, 10 – Electioneering within 300’ of Polls, 3 – Election Official,  2 – General Election Fraud/Other, 1 – Disrupting Polls, 1 – Special or Absentee Ballot, 1 – Voting Buying/Selling, 1 – Voter Assistance, 1 – Voter Identification)
  • Fayette – 13  (7 – Procedural Question, 3 – Voter Identification, 1 – Election Official, 1 – Electioneering within 300’ of Polls, 1 – Voting Machine)
  • Madison – 13 (8 – Procedural Question, 1 – Name of Deceased Person Listed on Voter Roll, 1 – Electioneering within 300’ of Polls, 1 – Legal Question, 1 – Residency, 1 – Voter Identification)
  • Magoffin – 12 (7 – Vote Buying/Selling, 3 – Procedural Question, 1 – Election Official, 1 – Voting Machine)

A complete hotline report from yesterday’s general election can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/n2ccuml.

The Office of the Attorney General, by law, cannot provide details regarding specific complaints or possible pending investigations.

In addition to the hotline, investigators from Conway’s Department of Criminal Investigations patrolled precincts and polling places across the commonwealth yesterday to respond immediately to complaints. The Attorney General’s Office, which has jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute election law violations, is also a member of the Kentucky Election Integrity Task Force.

As required by statute, the Office of the Attorney General will select six counties in a random drawing and a post-election audit will be conducted in those counties.  Each county will undergo independent inquiries for any potential irregularities that may have occurred during the Nov. 4 election.