Grimes accepting nominations for 2018 Kentucky Outstanding Civic Education Leadership Award

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced last week that her office is accepting nominations for the 2018 Kentucky Outstanding Civic Education Leadership Award. The award recognizes teachers, school administrators, legislators and community leaders who have made significant contributions toward promoting civic learning to teach students the importance of being engaged citizens. Alison Lundergan...

Grimes joins West Virginia SOS in distributing ‘Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook’ to candidates

To mark their states’ candidate filing deadlines, Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s Democratic Secretary of State, and Mac Warner, the Republican Secretary of State of West Virginia, are distributing the “Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook” to candidates in their states seeking to be on the ballot in 2018. Alison Lundergan Grimes The Playbook was created by Defending Digital Democracy...

Secretary of State reminding Kentuckians filing deadline for May primary closes at 4 p.m. today

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reminds potential candidates for Kentucky’s May Primary that today, Jan. 30, is the final day to file paperwork with the appropriate filing official. The deadline is 4 p.m. local time. The Secretary of State’s online Becoming a Candidate portal allows potential candidates to use a streamlined web application to fill out much of the paperwork required...

Secretary of State honors DV8 Kitchen with Corporations of the Commonwealth Award

Lexington’s DV8 Kitchen is in the business of good food and second chances. That mission and the owners’ passion for building up their employees through positive support led Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes last week to honor DV8 with her office’s Corporations of the Commonwealth Award. “The mission of DV8 is something that inspires everyone,” said Grimes. “We...

Big Sandy ADD receives first Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl for success in statewide food drive

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and representatives from the Kentucky Association of Food Banks (KAFB) and the Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts presented the inaugural Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl on last week, the prize for gathering the most food in a statewide food drive held in October. Big Sandy Area Development District took the overall award having raised nearly 1/3...

Secretary of State’s Medical Cannabis Task Force discusses concepts of 2018 Legislative proposal

Members of Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and Rep. John Sims’ medical cannabis task force on Thursday discussed the concepts of a legislative proposal for the 2018 legislative session. The legislation is anticipated to be bipartisan. “In the weeks since we announced this effort on medical cannabis, I’ve heard the stories of Kentuckians in every part of the state – countless...

Secretary of State to host second meeting on medical cannabis legislation Dec. 14 in Frankfort

Grimes to Host Second Meeting on Medical Cannabis Legislation Next Week Alison Lundergan Grimes Members of Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and State Rep. John Sims’ medical cannabis legislation panel will meet again next week in Frankfort. The group’s first meeting was Nov. 21. Grimes and Sims hosting ongoing discussions about the legislation as medical cannabis has proven to...

Secretary of State convening task force to propose legislative action to legalize medical marijuana

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is convening a task force of Kentuckians to focus on a legislative proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky, Grimes announced Wednesday. The group will also study and propose potential implementation and regulation processes. “Too many Kentuckians are suffering from debilitating physical and mental illnesses. Most have lived with the effects...

Secretary of State Grimes announces launch of redesigned, mobile-friendly elections website

The State Board of Elections has a redesigned and streamlined website at its online home, elect.ky.gov, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Thursday. “The State Board of Elections is focused on providing important information to its constituents, Kentucky’s voters, and the public,” said Grimes, chair of the State Board of Elections. “The redesigned elect.ky.gov...

Henry Clay essayist Ehrenborg repeats as winner in Secretary of State’s writing contest

A sophomore at Henry Clay High School, Theo Ehrenborg, was congratulated by Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes as one of four high school students who won her office’s 28th annual essay contest. “Kentucky’s future will be bright with leaders like them,” she said. The brief ceremony was March 16 at Rupp Arena during the KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16 basketball tournament. Theo also won last...

Historic voter registration drive adds more than 100,000 voters to the rolls for Nov. 8 election

More than 100,000 new voters are on the rolls for the Nov. 8 general election following the largest and longest registration drive in recent Kentucky history led by Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. Grimes announced the new registration numbers at the kick-off event for the Kentucky Girl Scouts “Promise to Vote” campaign last week. Approximately 106,000 new voters have signed...