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Grimes leads Election Integrity Task Force post-election meeting to evaluate Ky’s voting process


Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes on Tuesday led the Election Integrity Task Force (“EITF”) in post-election discussions concerning Kentucky’s Primary Election that occurred on May 21.

Created by Grimes in 2012, the Task Force meets prior to election day and after to discuss any irregularities and continues to coordinate efforts to protect the elections.

The Task Force is comprised of the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kentucky State Police, Office of the Attorney General, Kentucky National Guard and many other key partners in election security.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes led the Election Integrity Task Force in post-election discussions concerning Kentucky’s Primary Election that occurred on May 21.

“I’m grateful to our Task Force members for helping to ensure our elections remain free and fair,” said Grimes, the Commonwealth’s Chief Election Official. “There is a need to preserve the integrity of elections and I’m committed to protecting ours here in this Commonwealth.”

Grimes provided an update to members regarding the total votes cast, certification of the vote totals by the State Board of Elections, statewide electronic poll book use data, and the post-election reports from county Boards of elections.

Tom Dyke of the U.S. Attorney’s Office WDKY and Robert Staude of the Federal Bureau of Investigations noted that the election was relatively quiet, likely a result of a lack of federal races. Mary Sue Helm, Director of Elections, was also in attendance and made note of the already high volume of calls pertaining to the 2020 presidential race.

“As we prepare for the November 5 election, my hope is that Kentuckians will remain engaged and vote this fall,” said Grimes.

From Office of the Secretary of State


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