Officials from various agencies from across the Commonwealth stood together recentlyin the State Capitol Rotunda to emphasize that vote fraud will not be tolerated in the November 2nd election. Secretary of State Trey Grayson, Attorney General Greg Stumbo, U.S. Attorney David Huber and U.S. Attorney Greg Van Tatenhove discussed the importance of this year’s elections and how each office is working to protect the election from potential fraud.
Secretary Grayson, the chief elections official of the Commonwealth and Chairman of the State Board of Elections noted that the cooperation between the agencies had been “tremendous” but that many of these efforts require the help of citizens.
“We are working to rid Kentucky of election fraud and have taken a number of steps to do so. We now turn to citizens and ask them to report anything that they may find unusual concerning the election.”
Officials from each agency have been meeting in recent weeks to prepare for the election, discussing any potential issues and problem areas.
The Office of the Attorney General has jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute violations of the Kentucky Election laws. By law, the Attorney General administers programs to observe the conduct of elections, maintains a toll-free hotline to receive reports of election law violations, investigates any such violations, takes appropriate enforcement action and conducts post election audits based on random selection in counties throughout Kentucky.
“I will be assigning at least two investigators to each congressional district for the purpose of responding to allegations of any irregularities during the November 2nd election,” said Attorney General Stumbo. “We encourage citizens or officials with complaints regarding the election process to call our Election Fraud Hotline.”
The Election Fraud Hotline is 1-800-328-VOTE (800-328-8683). The hotline is available throughout the year during normal business hours. On November 2nd, calls will be received from until
The State Board of Elections will also be fielding calls about the election from now through election day. Citizens are encouraged to contact their local county clerk or the State Board of Elections with general election concerns or for election information.
Because federal races will be on the ballot, the offices of the U.S. Attorney’s for both the Western and Eastern Districts in Kentucky will be conducting their traditional Voting Integrity Initiatives.
“Together, we will work to ensure that every citizen can participate in a fair and honest election,” said Secretary Grayson.
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