White was indicted Thursday on charges of voter fraud, perjury, theft and financial fraud. Many of the charges stem from White’s voter registration in the May primary. He used his ex-wife’s address instead of his then-new address in a different precinct.
The filing deadline for public office in Kentucky has officially passed, confirming the lineup for this year’s statewide races. The primary is May 17th. Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh looks at the candidates who qualified on time, and some who didn’t.
There were many more races on the ballot last year, and that drew hundreds of candidates. And the posts up for election ranged from county clerks to Congressional seats. Just state races and special elections are on the ballot this year. But Secretary of State spokesperson Les Fugate says that doesn’t mean the hours before the deadline will be dull.
Another Democrat is vying to become Kentucky’s next Secretary of State: Lexington attorney Alison Lundergan Grimes, daughter of former Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Jerry Lundergan.
Saying it’s time for a new generation to take the reins of government, Grimes became the third candidate running for Secretary of State.
Vote totals in Kentucky’s 6th District U.S. House race will be rechecked for accuracy next week. The recanvass is being sought by the man who appears to have lost his first bid for public office.
Early voter turnout is down in Kentucky. The drop could affect some high-profile races, if it spills over into Election Day.
It could be a record turnout for candidate filings for Kentucky’s 2010 primaries.
Three weeks into the filing period for next year’s primary elections, the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office has seen hundreds of registrations from candidates.
The filing period for candidates in next year’s elections begins Wednesday in Kentucky, and a near-record number of filings is expected.
Kentucky election officials say they will be prepared to fight voter fraud in Tuesday’s election.