Contested primary races for six constitutional offices in Kentucky will be settled Tuesday. Twenty-one candidates are vying for the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Auditor, State Treasurer and Commissioner of Agriculture.
Attorney General Jack Conway’s office will be keeping an eye out for possible voter fraud. “It’s something we’re always looking at,” Conway says. “And we have investigators that are near areas where we’ve had complaints. We’ll be looking for vote buying or any sort of improper activities, as we always are.” A hotline will be staffed throughout Election Day, at 800-328-VOTE, and Conway says a law enforcement team is ready to immediately check out any reported complaints.
Attorney General Conway is himself seeking re-election, but has no Democratic primary opposition. He meets Republican Todd P’Pool in the November general election. Another Democrat seeking re-election who has no primary opposition is Gov. Steve Beshear. Three Republicans are vying for the chance to challenge Beshear in the fall.