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TODAY is the deadline to register to vote in June 23 primary; state portal open to ask for mail-in ballot

Today is the deadline to register to vote in the June 23 primary. You can register online at GoVoteKy.com but you must do that by 4 p.m. local time. Registering now will permit you to vote in the primary election and also in the general election to be held Nov. 3. Because there are no local or independent races this time only registered Democrats and Republicans can get a ballot for the Primary election....

Allegations of fraud debunked after two Bevin re-election campaign workers claim voting irregularities

Erika Calihan (above) and Kris Stuebs, of Lexington alleged voter fraud at a press conference Wednesday at the Capitol. (Photo by Tom Latek, Kentucky Today) By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Two Lexington women who worked on Matt Bevin’s re-election campaign are raising questions about possible polling irregularities and manipulation of the election night numbers in last week’s general election. During...

Large urban turnout leads Andy Beshear to victory in Tuesday’s governor’s race; Bevin not yet conceding

By Tom Latek and Mark Maynard Kentucky Today Kentucky voters turned out in bigger than expected numbers and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear may have shown incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin the door. Beshear took the lead around 8 o’clock and kept it the rest of the way in likely keeping Bevin from becoming the first Republican governor in Kentucky history from winning a second term. “I haven’t had...

Kentucky officials will be closely monitoring voting irregularities during Tuesday’s General Election

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service On Tuesday, Kentuckians will cast their ballots for the next governor. And as the rest of the country will be watching for the outcome, state officials say they will be taking complaints on Election Day seriously. Deputy Attorney General Michael J. Brown said his office has set up a task force to monitor the voting process. Michael J. Brown “All Kentucky...

Here are your choices for the constitutional offices you’ll be voting for on Election Day, November 5

First of two parts: Governor/Lt. Governor and Attorney General tomorrow as well as special local elections On Tuesday, November 5, voters will be choosing from these candidates to fill the constitutional offices of Auditor, Treasurer, Agriculture Commissioner and Secretary of State. If you need specific information about your polling place or to find your local ballots, visit GoVoteKy.com. Northern...

Today is deadline to apply for mail-in absentee ballots for Kentucky’s November 5 General Election

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding Kentucky voters that absentee voting by mail is underway for Kentucky’s November 5 General Election. The deadline to apply for a mail-in absentee ballot with the county clerk is Tuesday, October 29. “Voting in our elections is both a right and a responsibility,” said Grimes, Kentucky’s Chief Election Official. “If you...

Go vote, Kentucky! Deadline to register is Monday, October 7; Election Day is Tuesday, November 5

As the November 5 election approaches there is still time to register to vote and to have your voice heard. Deadline to register in Kentucky is Monday, October 7. And you can register entirely online at govoteky.gov or in person at your county clerk’s office. Click image to register Today is a good time to register, because it’s the 8th annual National Voter Registration Day – a massive,...

Bill Straub: Bevin didn’t get a landslide, but don’t count him out; Beshear faces uphill battle

Landslide Matt Bevin, the incumbent, didn’t exactly set the world on fire in Tuesday’s Republican gubernatorial primary, garnering just 52 percent of the vote against three other jamokes who aren’t even substantial enough to be referred to as nobodies. But don’t kid yourself. When November rolls around, the Commonwealth’s least-liked-in-the-nation governor could very well earn sufficient...

Lextran to offer free bus service November 6 in an effort to increase access to polling locations

All Lextran routes will be free of charge on Tuesday, Nov. 6 to increase access to polling locations for the general election. The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement estimated that nearly 15 million people between the ages of 18 and 29 didn’t vote in the 2016 Election because of a lack of transportation to their polling location. “Transportation can be a barrier...

Today is last day to request mail-in absentee ballot for Kentucky’s November 6 General Election

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding Kentuckians that today is the last day for voters to request a mail-in absentee ballot for Kentucky’s November 6 General Election. Voters who may be eligible to vote by mail-in absentee ballot include: • Military personnel, their dependents, and overseas citizens • Students who temporarily reside outside the county • Voters who...

Grimes renews call for statewide early voting as absentee voting begins in November 6 election

The Secretary of State’s office has announced that absentee voting is now underway for Kentucky’s Nov. 6 General Election. “Kentuckians who cannot get to the polls on Election Day have the option of voting absentee before the election,” said Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief election official. “I am thankful for our county clerks who facilitate absentee voting...

AG Beshear announces results of random General Election audit for voting irregularities, investigations

Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced the six Kentucky counties to undergo independent inquiries for any potential irregularities that may have occurred during the Nov. 8 General Election. The counties, randomly drawn by Beshear in a publicly held drawing, include Calloway, Carter, Jackson, Leslie, Muhlenberg and Wayne. “These audits ensure a fair and clean election process in Kentucky and...