Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Conway Reminds Kentuckians About Election Fraud Complaint Hotline

Press Release Date:  Friday, October 31, 2008  
Contact Information:  Allison Gardner Martin
Communications Director
502-696-5651 (office)
 


Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is reminding citizens that his office will once again operate the Election Fraud Hotline on Election Day, November 4.
 
“Investigators from my office will be patrolling precincts and polling places throughout the Commonwealth, but we need citizens to join with us to ensure that all Kentuckians have a chance to make their vote count on election day,” General Conway said.
 
The Election Fraud Hotline is 1-800-328-VOTE (800-328-8683).  The hotline is available throughout the year during normal business hours.   On Nov. 4, calls will be received from 6 a.m. EST until 7 p.m. EST. 
 
In the primary, there were 60 calls from 28 counties to the hotline on Election Day.  There were no complaints of vote buying.  The last Presidential election in 2004 resulted in 52 pre-election complaints, 123 Election Day complaints and 26 post-election complaints.  Seventeen of those complaints were referred for review or investigation.  No charges were filed.
 
Staff attorneys from the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) process the hotline complaints and refer them out for investigation to the Kentucky State Police, the State Board of Elections, county clerks, local law enforcement or the OAG’s Department of Criminal Investigations.
 
The State Board of Elections will also be fielding calls through Election Day.  Citizens are encouraged to contact their local county clerk or the State Board of Elections with general election concerns or for election information.
 
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