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

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, November 09, 2011  
Contact Information:  Shelley Catharine Johnson
Deputy Communications Director
502-696-5659 (office)

Attorney General Jack Conway announced today that his Election Fraud Hotline received 22 calls between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. (EST) during the November 8, 2011 general election. The calls generated 25 complaints, and or election-related questions, from 16 counties. There were no allegations of vote buying.

"I appreciate all of the voters who served as our eyes and ears on the ground yesterday to report any voting irregularities," General Conway said. "Be assured, each complaint will be thoroughly reviewed and the appropriate enforcement action will be taken for any that appear to be criminal in nature."

Investigators from General Conway's Department of Criminal Investigations also patrolled precincts and polling places across Kentucky yesterday to respond immediately to complaints.

Election Fraud Hotline Summary:

  • Bath: 1 call — Voting Machine
  • Bourbon: 1 call — Procedural Question
  • Boyle : 1 call — Voting Machine
  • Fayette: 2 calls — Procedural Question, Voter Identification
  • Greenup: 1 call generating two complaints — Election Official, Voting Machine
  • Hopkins: 1 call — Electioneering within 300' of polls
  • Jefferson: 5 calls — Procedural Question, Special or Absentee Ballot, General Election Fraud, 2 Voting Machine
  • Kenton: 1 call — Election Official
  • Madison: 1 call generating two different complaints — Election Official, Electioneering within 300' of Polls
  • Magoffin: 2 calls generating three different complaints — General Election Fraud, Request for Assistance-Monitoring, Residency
  • Marshall: 1 call — Election Official
  • Mason: 1 call — Procedural Question
  • McCracken: 1 call — Electioneering within 300' of Polls
  • Nicholas: 1 call — Residency
  • Pike: 1 call — Election Official
  • Whitley: 1 call — Special or Absentee Ballot

General Conway's Election Fraud Hotline received six calls from six counties during the 2011 primary election. During the November 2007 general election, when the same offices were on the ballot, the hotline received 38 calls from 14 counties.

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

Election Fraud Audit

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