Secretary of State - Recent Headlines
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- Secretary Grimes Reminds Voters of "Do's and Don'ts" for Special Elections
Friday, December 06, 2013
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding voters of Election Day “Do’s and Don’ts” in advance of two special elections on December 10, 2013. The special elections are in the 13th Senate District (Fayette County) and 7th House District (Daviess, Henderson and Union Counties).
- Secretary Grimes Invites Kentuckians to Participate in International Volunteer Day
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is inviting Kentuckians to volunteer today in observation of International Volunteer Day. Grimes is the state's chief advocate for civic engagement.
- Deadline for Essay and Slogan Contests Extended to December 16, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
In response to requests from around Kentucky, the Secretary of State’s office has extended by two weeks the deadline for its annual essay and slogan contests. The contests are an effort to expand civic awareness of students who will soon be eligible to vote in local, state and national elections. Entries for both programs must be either postmarked by December 16, 2013, or electronically submitted by 5 p.m. (EST) on that date. To submit electronic entries and for more information, including rules, judging criteria and the essay prompt, visit www.sos.ky.gov/contests.
- Secretary of State's Office Closed November 28 and 29 for Thanksgiving Holiday
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The Secretary of State’s office will be closed Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will reopen for normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., EST, on Monday, December 2.
- Secretary of State Grimes Reminds of Opening of 2014 Election Filing Window
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Candidates who wish to run for office in Kentucky next year may begin filing, reports Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. Seventy candidates filed to run when the filing window for the 2014 election opened yesterday, Nov. 6.
- Secretary of State Grimes Releases Civic Health Assessment Following Statewide Roundtable Tour
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes today released the 2013 Kentucky Civic Health Assessment at the annual Kentucky Engagement Conference at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. The assessment follows Grimes' yearlong Civic Health Initiative, a series of 15 data-collecting roundtables held at Kentucky colleges and universities to discuss ways to improve Kentucky's overall civic health.
- Secretary of State Grimes Announces $2 Million Grant Awarded for Military and Overseas Electronic Ballot Delivery System
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced today a $2 million grant her office received from the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP). The monies were awarded as part of the Effective Absentee Systems for Elections 2 (EASE 2) grant program and are funded by the Department of Defense. The $2,241,159 grant – the largest state award from the research program – will fund Kentucky's future electronic ballot delivery system for military and overseas voters.
- 91 Percent of Entities Filed Annual Reports with Office of Secretary of State
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s Chief Business Official, reports 91 percent of the nearly 198,000 entities that were required to file annual reports with her office this year fulfilled the requirement.
- Secretary Grimes Continues Commitment to Civic Engagement: Announces 25th Annual Essay & Slogan Contest
Monday, September 30, 2013
The 25th annual Secretary of State Essay and Slogan Contest is underway, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced today. Grimes encourages all eligible students to enter submissions. The contest addresses voter-related issues and its goal is to expand civic awareness of students who will soon be eligible to vote in Kentucky's local, state, and federal elections.
- Grimes Continues Commitment to Fighting Hunger in Kentucky
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Today, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will join Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, other elected officials, and students in a day of service at God's Pantry Food Bank in Lexington to honor Hunger Action Month. The group will pack several hundred meals for distribution within God's Pantry's service area. Grimes will also present a gubernatorial proclamation officially declaring September Hunger Action Month in Kentucky.
- Secretary of State's Office Closed September 2nd in Observance of Labor Day
Friday, August 30, 2013
The Office of the Secretary of State will be closed Monday, September 2, 2013, in observance of Labor Day. The office will reopen and resume normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT, on Tuesday, September 3.
- Occupational License Tax Forms Now Available On Kentucky Business One Stop
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Kentucky businesses may now access online occupational license tax forms through Kentucky’s Business One Stop Portal (“One Stop”), Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced today at the fall conference of the Kentucky Occupational License Association. The forms, instructions, and corresponding ordinances are available for each Kentucky jurisdiction that imposes such a tax on net profits or gross receipts.
- Grimes Celebrates Kentucky Agriculture at State Fair Ham Breakfast
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Today, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes joined elected officials, business and agricultural leaders, and more than a thousand others as she attended the 50th Annual Kentucky Farm Bureau Country Ham Breakfast held at the State Fair in Louisville. Each year at the fair, the breakfast serves as the official kick-off of Kentucky Farm Bureau Day which celebrates Kentucky’s deep roots in agriculture.
- Grimes Joins In Honoring Military at the Kentucky State Fair
Monday, August 19, 2013
Today, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes joined visitors at the Kentucky State Fair in honoring Kentucky active-duty and veteran military members on Military Monday. She met with numerous active-duty and retired military service members and thanked them for their service to our country and Kentucky.
- Grimes Continues Support of Kentucky Military
Friday, July 12, 2013
This week, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes continued her active support of Kentucky’s men and women in uniform, participating in a change of command at Fort Knox and addressing National Guard troops preparing to deploy to Kuwait.
- Deadline to File Annual Reports Passes
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
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 July 1, 2013. More than 156,500 businesses have satisfied the requirement, but approximately 41,000 have yet to file their reports and are no longer in good standing with the Secretary of State’s office, reports Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.
- Secretary of State's Office Closed July 4th in Observance of Independence Day
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
The Secretary of State’s office will be closed Thursday, 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 Friday, July 5.
- Secretary Grimes Launches Redesigned, Mobile-Friendly Website
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes launched a redesigned website, http://sos.ky.gov/, today, streamlining the office’s online offerings and making the content mobile-friendly.
- Secretary Grimes Announces Revised UCC Forms
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s Chief Business Official, is announcing new Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) forms that go into effect on July 1, 2013.
- Secretary Grimes Announces State Board of Elections Special Meeting
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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 Friday, June 28, 2013.