Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Conway Announces Election Fraud Hotline Results

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, May 18, 2011  
Contact Information:  Allison Gardner Martin
Communications Director
502-696-5651 (office)

Attorney General Jack Conway announced today that his Election Fraud Hotline received six calls between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. (EDT) during the Primary Election on Tuesday, May 17. Two of the calls dealt with general election fraud complaints, three dealt with procedural questions and one call was a media inquiry. There were no vote-buying allegations. There were 106 calls to the hotline during the Primary Election in 2010.

"I appreciate the efforts of our citizens who exercised their right to vote and thank them for being our eyes and ears in the polling places," General Conway said. "Obviously the low voter turnout affected the number of calls we received during the Primary Election."

The Office of the Attorney General, Kentucky State Police, the Kentucky Board of Elections, the Kentucky Secretary of State and the U.S. Attorneys from the Western and Eastern Districts of Kentucky are reviewing the complaints and will investigate any that prove to be criminal in nature.

The Office of the Attorney General, by law, cannot provide details regarding specific complaints or possible pending investigations.

As required by statute, the Office of the Attorney General will draw six counties in a random drawing within 30 days of the Primary Election, and a post-election audit will be conducted in those counties.