Secretary of State - Recent Headlines
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- Secretary Grimes Celebrates International Women's Day
Friday, March 07, 2014
International Women’s Day is March 8, and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is encouraging all Kentuckians to observe the occasion by honoring the women and men who have paved the way for greater women’s rights and commit themselves to further progress. Grimes is Kentucky’s 76th Secretary of State and only current female constitutional officer.
- Secretary Grimes Honored to Welcome First Female Commanding General of Ft. Knox
Friday, March 07, 2014
Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes today continued her active support of Kentucky’s men and women in uniform, welcoming Ft. Knox’s first female commanding general, Brigadier General Peggy C. Combs, during a change of command ceremony at the base. Brigadier General Combs replaces Major General Jefforey A. Smith as commanding general at Ft. Knox.
- Secretary Grimes Encourages Kentuckians to Serve as Precinct Election Officers
Friday, March 07, 2014
Secretary of State and Chief Election Officer Alison Lundergan Grimes encourages citizens to take an active role in the May 20 Primary Election by serving as precinct election officers, or poll workers. Approximately 15,000 Kentuckians will be needed to help administer the election.
- Secretary of State Grimes Opens Online Poll for Slogan Contest
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Students across the Commonwealth are participating in Kentucky’s 25th annual Essay and Slogan Contest, and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is inviting the public to vote for their favorite slogan.
- 640 Candidates Filed with Secretary of State's Office to Run in May 20 Primary
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced today that 640 candidates filed with her office to run in the May 20 Primary Election. The deadline to file was January 28, 2014, at 4:00 p.m., local time at the place of filing.
- Secretary Grimes Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Civic Education Leadership Award
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s Chief Advocate for Civic Engagement, is seeking nominations for the 2013-2014 Kentucky Outstanding Civic Education Leadership Award. The award recognizes teachers, school administrators, legislators and community leaders who have made notable contributions toward promoting or implementing civic learning to prepare students to be active and engaged in their communities.
- Secretary Grimes Reminds Candidates Filing Deadline is January 28, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding potential candidates that they must file their candidacy papers by 4 p.m., local time at the place of filing, on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, in order to be placed on the ballot for the May 20 Primary Election.
- Secretary of State Grimes Encourages Businesses to File Annual Reports Early
Monday, January 13, 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 July 1, 2014.
- More Than 400 Candidates Have Filed for Office Ahead of January 28, 2014, Deadline
Friday, December 27, 2013
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced today that more than 400 candidates have already filed with her office to run in the 2014 elections. Candidates who wish to be placed on the ballot for the May 20 Primary Election must file their candidacy papers by 4 p.m. local time at the place of filing on Tuesday, January 28, 2014.
- Secretary of State's Office Closed December 24th, 25th and 31st and January 1st for Holidays
Monday, December 23, 2013
The Secretary of State’s office will be closed Tuesday, December 24th, and Wednesday, December 25th, for the Christmas holiday. The office will reopen for normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., EST, on Thursday, December 26th.
- Secretary Grimes Reminds Voters of Deadline to Change Party Affiliation
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Registered voters who want to vote in another party’s May 2014 primary election or attain ballot access in the 2014 regular elections as an independent or member of a different political party must change their registration no later than December 31, 2013.
- State Board of Elections Certifies Vote Totals From December 10 Special Election
Monday, December 16, 2013
Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s Chief Election Official and Chair of the State Board of Elections, announced today that the State Board of Elections has certified vote totals from the December 10th Special Elections to fill vacancies in the offices of State Senator, 13th District, and State Representative, 7th District.
- Secretary Grimes Announces State Board of Elections Special Meeting
Friday, December 13, 2013
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced today that the State Board of Elections rescheduled its regularly scheduled December 17, 2013, meeting and will conduct a special board meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 16, 2013.
- Secretary Grimes Encourages Entrepreneurs to Write Business Plans
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky's chief business officer, is encouraging entrepreneurs and persons interested in starting a business in Kentucky to participate in National Write a Business Plan Month this December.
- 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.