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Election Fraud Hotline to be open during voting hours on Nov. 3

Hotline received 226 calls during 2014 General Election

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 26, 2015) — The Election Fraud Hotline will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 during the General Election, said Attorney General Jack Conway. Kentuckians who witness election irregularities or possible election law violations are encouraged to call the hotline at 800-328-VOTE (800-328-8683).

vote-button-300x298“Our Election Fraud Hotline is an important tool in the fight to ensure honest and fair elections for all Kentuckians,” Conway said. “I want to encourage voters to be our eyes and ears in the polling places and report any election irregularities to our hotline.”

The hotline, which is open throughout the year, received 226 calls from 50 counties during the 2014 General Election.

Investigators from the Attorney General’s Office will also be patrolling precincts and polling places during the election. Conway’s office has also worked closely with the Secretary of State’s Office, United States Attorney’s offices in Eastern and Western Kentucky and other members of the Kentucky Election Integrity Task Force to protect voters and the integrity of the election.

By law, the Office of the Attorney General has jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute election law violations. The office is also required by statute to conduct post-election audits in six randomly drawn counties within 20 days of the election.