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State Board of Elections certifies election results

59% of registered voters cast ballots

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2016) — The State Board of Elections today certified vote totals from the Nov. 8 general election and issued certificates of election to candidates who received the highest number of votes, completing the official administration process of the statewide election.

Approximately 1.95 million Kentuckians—59 percent of registered voters—cast ballots in the general election, said Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief election official.

Grimes announced that the Meeting of Presidential Electors will be held on Dec. 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the Supreme Court Room in Frankfort.

The Kentucky Election Integrity Task Force also met today to review the administration of the election. The members, which include U.S. Attorney’s offices, the FBI, the Kentucky Attorney General’s office, and Kentucky State Police, said the high-profile election was largely free from issue or problems. Law enforcement officials are currently reviewing election complaints they have received to determine which may merit further investigation. Grimes chairs the task force, which she brought together for the first time in 2012.

The State Board of Elections led a post-election meeting of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Advisory Committee to assess current voting processes and discuss possible improvements. Kentucky is one of the few states in the nation which conducts regular meetings in accordance with the federal voting law passed in 2002.