Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General to Conduct Post-Election Audits

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, November 21, 2007  
Contact Information:  Corey Bellamy, 502-696-5643 Office  

Six Kentucky counties were chosen in a random drawing to undergo independent inquiries for any potential irregularities that may have occurred during the November 6, 2007 primary election. The counties are: Adair, Bell, Fayette, Hart, Ohio and Washington.

The post-election audits, which are required by law (KRS 15.243), will be conducted by the Attorney General’s Office. In each county, these routine inquiries will include checking election forms and interviewing county officials. The selection of these counties does not imply that irregularities are suspected. Time for completion of the audits cannot be predicted at this time.

On primary election day, the Attorney General’s Kentucky Bureau of Investigation worked in conjunction with the Kentucky State Police to monitor election activities. KBI agents carried out aggressive statewide election monitoring, with agents assigned to each of Kentucky’s six congressional districts.