Secretary of State
Secretary Grimes Readies County Clerks for Statewide Recanvass

Press Release Date:  Friday, May 22, 2015  
Contact Information:  Lynn Sowards Zellen
Director of Communications
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes
(502) 330-9839

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has notified Kentucky’s 120 county clerks that James R. Comer and Chris McDaniel, Republican candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, and Richard Heath, Republican candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture, have requested a statewide recanvass of the results in their respective primary elections. Currently, unofficial vote totals indicate Comer and McDaniel trail opponents Matt Bevin and Jenean Hampton by 83 votes, and Richard Heath has a 1,427-vote deficit to opponent Ryan Quarles.


“My office is providing county election officials with all information they will need to conduct the recanvasses on May 28, including instructions, copies of the recanvass requests, and contact information to notify the candidates,” said Grimes. “As always, we will assist the county boards of elections in any way we can to help ensure confidence in the results.”


County boards of elections will convene at 9 a.m. on May 28 to recheck and recanvass the voting machines. County boards of elections will notify the candidates of the location of the recanvass. Immediately upon completion of the recanvass, the county boards of elections will file their recanvass reports with the Secretary of State.


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