Secretary of State - Recent Headlines

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  • Secretary of State's Office Closed September 1 in Observance of Labor Day
    Friday, August 29, 2014
    The Secretary of State’s office will be closed Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day. The office will reopen for normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., EST, on Tuesday, September 2.
  • Secretary Grimes Honors Military at Kentucky State Fair
    Monday, August 18, 2014
    Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes today joined guests at the Kentucky State Fair for Military Monday to honor Kentucky’s many active-duty and veteran military members. Grimes participated in the Military Monday opening ceremonies and discussed the Military Heroes Voting Initiative, legislation she proposed following a 2012 trip to the Middle East and championed during the 2013 session of the Kentucky General Assembly.
  • Secretary Grimes Announces Upcoming Candidate Filing Deadline
    Tuesday, July 29, 2014
    Independent, political organization and political group candidates running for most offices in Kentucky must file their petitions of nomination and pay the filing fee by August 12, 2014. The paperwork must be received by the filing official by 4 p.m. prevailing local time.
  • Secretary Grimes Reminds Business Entities That Missed Deadline to File Annual Reports
    Friday, July 25, 2014
    Entities authorized to transact business in Kentucky were required to file annual reports with the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office and pay a $15 filing fee no later than June 30, 2014. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief business official, reports that more than 173,000 businesses have satisfied the requirement, but approximately 30,000 have yet to file their reports and are no longer in good standing with the office.
  • Secretary Grimes Announces State Board of Elections Special Meeting
    Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced today that the State Board of Elections will conduct a special board meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014. As required by KRS 61.823, the agenda for the special State Board of Elections meeting is attached. The meeting will be held at the State Board of Elections located at 140 Walnut Street, Frankfort, Kentucky.
  • Kentucky Business One Stop Portal Receives Praise and Award
    Tuesday, July 08, 2014
    The Kentucky Business One Stop Portal, the Commonwealth’s online, unified point of entry for business owners and their delegates, received the 2014 Best IT Collaboration Among Organizations Award at the Kentucky Digital Government Summit. The Award is given to an individual or organization that has demonstrated special, coordinated efforts on technological projects, data sharing, and other governing initiatives.
  • Secretary of State's Office Closed July 4th in Observance of Independence Day
    Thursday, July 03, 2014
    The Secretary of State's office will be closed Friday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. The office will reopen for normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., EST, on Monday, July 7.
  • Secretary Grimes Hires Veteran to Implement Kentucky's Military Voting Initiative
    Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced today that she has hired retired Army 1st Sgt. Matthew L. Selph, who has more than 20 years of leadership experience within the U.S. Department of Defense, to oversee the implementation of a new ballot delivery system for military and overseas voters.
  • Secretary Grimes Educates Public About Address Confidentiality Program for Victims of Dometic Violence and Sexual Assault
    Friday, June 20, 2014
    On June 19, at the 2014 Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention in Covington, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes continued her efforts to educate the public about her office’s Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) by providing a continuing legal education presentation to attorneys.
  • State Board of Elections Certifies Vote Totals From Primary Election
    Tuesday, June 03, 2014
    Today, the State Board of Elections certified vote totals from the May 20th Primary Election and issued certificates of nomination to candidates who received the highest number of votes in the Primary. Detailed results from the election are available at www.elect.ky.gov.
  • Secretary of State Grimes Reminds Businesses to File Annual Reports by June 30
    Monday, June 02, 2014
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s Chief Business Official, is reminding entities authorized to transact business in Kentucky that they must file an annual report with the Secretary of State’s office and pay a $15 filing fee no later than June 30, 2014.
  • Secretary Grimes Announces Election Integrity Task Force Special Meeting
    Friday, May 30, 2014
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced today that the Election Integrity Task Force will conduct a special meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.
  • Secretary Grimes Announces State Board of Elections Special Meeting
    Friday, May 30, 2014
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced today that the State Board of Elections will conduct a special board meeting at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. At the special meeting, the State Board will certify the vote totals for the May 20, 2014, Primary Election and issue Certificates of Nomination to candidates who received the highest number of votes in the Primary.
  • Secretary of State's Office Closed May 26th for Memorial Day
    Friday, May 23, 2014
    The Secretary of State's Office will be closed Monday, May 26th, in observance of Memorial Day. The office will reopen for normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, on Tuesday, May 27th.
  • Secretary Grimes Reminds Voters of "Do's and Don'ts" of Primary Election
    Thursday, May 15, 2014
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding voters of Election Day “Do’s and Don’ts” in advance of Kentucky’s Primary Election on May 20.
  • Secretary Grimes Reminds Voters of Offices on May 20 Primary Ballot
    Wednesday, May 14, 2014
    The May 20, 2014, Primary Election is less than one week away, and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is encouraging voters to educate themselves about the candidates they will see on their ballots.
  • Secretary Grimes Urges Kentuckians to Prepare for May 20 Primary
    Tuesday, May 13, 2014
    The Primary Election is one week away, and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding all eligible voters to plan ahead for Election Day to make sure their voices are heard on May 20.
  • Secretary Grimes Encourages Kentuckians to Vote in Honor of Veterans on May 20
    Friday, May 09, 2014
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is encouraging Kentucky residents to take advantage of her office’s “Vote in Honor of a Veteran” program to show respect for the men and women who risk their lives to protect the right to vote.
  • Secretary Grimes Announces Online Services Available to Voters for May 20 Primary
    Wednesday, May 07, 2014
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes encourages Kentucky voters to take advantage of online services available to help them prepare for the May 20 Primary Election. Through the Secretary of State’s website, www.sos.ky.gov, citizens can verify their polling place, check the races in which they are eligible to vote, and research candidates.
  • New Kentucky Voter Registration Record Set as May 20 Primary Approaches
    Thursday, May 01, 2014
    More Kentuckians than ever will appear on voter rolls in the Primary Election on May 20. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced today that the total number of registered voters – 3,105,349 – beats the previous record of 3,037,153, set during the 2012 General Election. The difference is an increase of more than 68,000 voters, or 2.2%, over 18 months.