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

Press Release Date:  Friday, December 01, 2006  
Contact Information:  Vicki Glass, 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 7, 2006 election. The counties are:  Boone, Elliott, Estill, Hardin, Jessamine, and Washington.

The post-election audits, which are required by law, 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.

In addition to the random drawing and audit, the Attorney General’s Office maintains an election fraud hotline (1-800-328-VOTE) for reporting suspicious activity.  

“My Election Fraud Hotline received 235 complaints from voters on Election Day,” said Attorney General Stumbo.  “The Office is following up on each complaint although the information regarding the allegations and findings will not be made public until the investigations are complete.”

On Election Day, Stumbo personally visited several precincts in Owensboro, Kentucky. Teams of KBI investigators monitored election activity in each congressional district.