Includes Calloway, Carter, Jackson, Leslie, Muhlenberg and Wayne counties
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2016) — Calloway, Carter, Jackson, Leslie, Muhlenberg and Wayne counties were randomly selected in a publicly held drawing to undergo independent inquiries for any potential irregularities that may have occurred during the Nov. 8 General Election, Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced.
Selection of the counties does not imply that irregularities are suspected, Beshear said.
Kentucky law requires the Office of the Attorney General to conduct post-election audits in no fewer than 5 percent of Kentucky’s counties following each primary and general election, and to randomly select the counties in a publicly held drawing.
Audits include interviewing local officials and random election officers. Investigators will review sheriff precinct reports, election reports, voter assistance forms and absentee ballot applications and will randomly call voters who voted absentee to validate their documentation.
After audits are completed, they will be presented to local grand juries.
No irregularities were found in the six counties—Anderson, Breathitt, Garrard, Laurel, Shelby and Todd— selected during the post-election audit for the primary election in May.