Greenup, Laurel, Taylor, Lewis, Jefferson and Calloway counties to be audited
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 3, 2015) — Greenup, Laurel, Taylor, Lewis, Jefferson and Calloway counties have been randomly selected for post-election audits, Attorney General Jack Conway announced today. The six counties will undergo independent inquiries for any potential irregularities that may have occurred during the primary election on May 19.
The post-election audits, which are required by law (KRS 15.243), will be conducted by the Office of the Attorney General. Pursuant to KRS 15.243 (3),(a), the Kentucky Attorney General is required to conduct a post-election audit investigation in no fewer than 5 percent of Kentucky’s counties following each primary and general election. The counties are selected in a public drawing and must be done within 20 days of the election.
In each county, these routine inquiries will include checking election forms and interviewing county officials. The selection of these counties does not imply that irregularities are suspected.
In addition to the post-election audit, follow-up reviews are continuing regarding complaints to the Election Fraud Hotline, which received 16 calls from 11 counties during the election. Most of the calls were procedural in nature. There were no allegations of vote buying. The Office of the Attorney General received an additional seven calls after the election. All but one of the complaints has been closed. Specifics of the calls may not be discussed until reviews are complete.