Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Conway Releases Election Fraud Hotline Final Report

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, May 20, 2015  
Contact Information:  Allison Martin
Communications Director
502-696-5651
 


Attorney General Jack Conway announced today that his Election Fraud Hotline received 16 calls from 11 counties between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. (EST) during yesterday's primary election. Almost all of the calls were procedural in nature. There were no allegations of vote buying/selling.

"The Election Fraud Hotline is an important tool for voters to help protect the integrity of Kentucky's elections," Attorney General Conway said. "My office will thoroughly review each complaint for any possible election law violations. If an investigation is deemed necessary, the complaint will be referred to the appropriate agency."

Election Fraud Hotline Calls:

COUNTY, NUMBER OF CALLS, TYPE OF CALL
Christian 2, Media or Press Call (1)
Franklin, 1, Legal Question
Jefferson, 5, Procedural Question (4) & Legal Question (1)
Johnson, 1, Procedural Question
Knox, 1, Election Official
McCreary, 1, Voting Machine
Meade, 1, Electioneering Within 100' of Polls
Mercer, 1, Legal Question
Nelson, 1, Legal Question
Oldham, 1, Legal Question
Robertson, 1, Legal Question

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

In addition to the hotline, investigators from General Conway's Department of Criminal Investigations patrolled precincts and polling places across the Commonwealth yesterday to respond immediately to complaints. The Attorney General's Office, which has jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute election law violations, is also a member of the Kentucky Election Integrity Task Force.

POST-ELECTION AUDIT

As required by statute, the Office of the Attorney General will select six counties in a random drawing and a post-election audit will be conducted in those counties. Each county will undergo independent inquiries for any potential irregularities that may have occurred during the May 19 election.

Pursuant to KRS 15.243 (3),(a), the Kentucky Attorney General is required to conduct a post-election audit investigation in no fewer than 5 percent of Kentucky's counties following each primary and general election. The counties are selected in a public drawing that must be done within 20 days of the election.