Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Greg Stumbo To Visit Precincts on Election Day

Press Release Date:  Thursday, November 02, 2006  
Contact Information:  Vicki Glass, 502-696-5643 Office  

Attorney General Greg Stumbo will spend Election Day visiting several precincts throughout the state, observing the conduct of the general election. He will be accompanied by Kentucky Bureau of Investigation (KBI) Commissioner, David James.

As with every primary and general election, KBI agents will carry out aggressive statewide election monitoring on November 7th, 2006. Two KBI agents are assigned to each of Kentucky’s six congressional districts. Agents are available to provide an immediate response to any allegations of voting irregularities.

The Office of the Attorney General enforces Kentucky election laws in cooperation with the US Attorneys Offices, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kentucky State Police and Secretary of State Trey Grayson’s Office.  This past July, a federal grand jury in Lexington returned indictments against eight Bath County residents charging them with election fraud that resulted from irregularities during the May Primary Election.  The action followed a joint investigation by the Kentucky Bureau of Investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Kentucky State Police.

“These indictments were the result of a team effort,” said Attorney General Stumbo.  “The Bath County investigation began with citizen complaints regarding suspected voter fraud.  Ordinary citizens can serve as extra eyes and ears on Election Day, ensuring a clean and fair election. My Office will thoroughly investigate all allegations of wrongdoing on Election Day.”

Between 6a.m. EST and 7p.m. EST, the Attorney General’s Election Fraud Hotline will accept reports of suspicious activity from across the Commonwealth.  The Election Fraud Hotline number is 1-800-328-VOTE (8683). On Election Day, the Office of the Attorney General will release to the media the number and type of election fraud complaints received but not the location from which the complaint originated.