Deadline for Independent Candidates Approaching

The Kentucky Secretary of State’s office is reminding those seeking to run for partisan offices as independents that they must file paperwork by next Monday. Individuals must file statement-of-candidacy forms on April 2 in order to be on the ballot for the fall election. Secretary of state spokeswoman Lynn Sowards Zellen says there is no […]

Panel Rejects Johnson’s Complaint Regarding Homeless Voters

The Kentucky Executive Branch Ethics Commission decided will not take action regarding a complaint filed by Republican secretary of state candidate Bill Johnson over homeless people registering to vote. Johnson filed the grievance two months over a 2-page memorandum sent to county clerks by the Kentucky secretary of state’s office telling local officials to approve […]

Grimes, Johnson Spar Over Homeless Voters Issue at Fancy Farm

Speaking at this year’s Fancy Farm picnic, the candidates for secretary of state continued their debate about registering homeless people to vote in Kentucky. Declaring that people without an address should not be allowed to vote, Republican nominee Bill Johnson said allowing them to register opens the door to possible voter fraud. Last month, he […]

Johnson Files Ethics Complaint Over Homeless Voters

After denouncing the State Board of Elections for telling county clerks to approve voter registration cards that have “homeless” listed under the address, Republican Secretary of State candidate Bill Johnson has filed an ethics complaint Thursday against the panel and Secretary of State Elaine Walker. Last week, the Todd County businessman called on Walker to […]

Sec. of State Candidates Spar Over Homeless Voters

The candidates for Kentucky Secretary of State are sparring over the issue of registering homeless people to vote, which is becoming the first line of attack in the race for the commonwealth’s chief election officer. Earlier this month, the state board of elections sent a 2-page memorandum to county clerks telling them to uphold up […]

Walker Reminds Voters of “Do’s and Don’ts” in Upcoming Election

For the few citizens who are projected to participate in the May 17 primary election, Secretary of State Elaine Walker has released a “Do’s and Don’ts” list for Kentucky voters. “We want to make sure that people are informed about the upcoming election and their rights as voters,” says Walker.  “We hope more people participate […]

GOP Secretary of State Candidates Debate Voter Fraud, Birth Certificates

Appearing on cn|2 Pure Politics, the two Republican candidates for Kentucky secretary of state defended their proposals for cracking down on voter fraud by implementing tighter restrictions at the ballot box. Telecommunications consultant Hilda Legg and businessman Bill Johnson faced off in a debate moderated by Ryan Alessi in which both said they want to […]

Conway Endorses Grimes for Secretary of State

Furthering a Democratic Party divide, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has endorsed Lexington attorney Alison Lundergan Grimes in the primary contest for Secretary of State. Grimes is running against incumbent Elaine Walker, who was appointed by Governor Steve Beshear earlier this year to serve the final 11 months of former Secretary of State Trey Grayson’s […]

Absentee Voting Open for Primary Election

Less than four weeks until Election Day, certain voters across Kentucky can begin to cast their absentee ballots in the May 17 primary. State law does provides opportunities for citizens such as military personnel, students temporarily residing outside their county, and the disabled to cast absentee votes before the primary election. “It is very important […]