Will answer questions from public
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 2, 2015) — The University of Kentucky Election Law Society and election law expert Josh Douglas will provide live analyses on legal issues surrounding the Kentucky general election Tuesday on their blog at http://www.uky.edu/electionlaw/.
As results come in, Douglas, the Robert G. Lawson and William H. Fortune Associate Professor of Law, and the Election Law Society, a student organization at the UK College of Law, will provide easy-to-understand legal explanations and answer questions from the public and media from 5-10 p.m.
The analyses will cover the Kentucky gubernatorial race as well as the secretary of state, attorney general, state auditor, state treasurer and agriculture commissioner races.
“Any number of issues could arise on Election Day that will require attention from a legal perspective,” Douglas said. “In particular we’ll be watching to see if any of the races are close as the votes are tallied, and the potential for recounts or post-election contests increases.”
Students and Douglas will also be covering issues in the voting process, such as polls opening late or absentee ballot problems. A post about Kentucky’s voter ID law and what voters need to take to the polls is already on the blog at http://www.uky.edu/electionlaw/analysis/what-bring-polls-some-quick-notes-kentuckys-voter-id-law.
“The live blog is a great resource for the general public to understand the myriad election law issues that occur,” Douglas said.
Last year, the blog received traffic from 45 states and visitors from at least four foreign countries including Japan and Australia. In a five-day period, more than 3,000 visitors landed on the blog.