Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Jack Conway Announces Election Fraud Hotline Results
Attorney General Jack Conway announced today that his Election Fraud Hotline received 60 calls from 28 counties between 6a.m. and 7p.m. during the Kentucky Primary Election on Tuesday, May 20. The majority of calls came from county officials or voters with procedural questions. The most common complaints concerned election officials, electioneering within 300 feet of a polling place and exit-polling violations. There were no complaints or allegations of vote-buying on election day.
The hotline received 27 complaints during the 2007 primary and 86 complaints during the General Election.
“With increased interest and voter turnout in this election, we expected an increase in calls to our hotline,” General Conway said. “I appreciate voters and concerned citizens who served as our eyes and ears on the ground to ensure that all Kentuckians had a fair chance to have their vote count in this important election.”
Investigators with the Office of the Attorney General conducted on-site surveys of polling places in each of Kentucky’s six congressional districts. Agents were able to provide immediate response to any allegations of voting irregularities. Staff did not observe any election violations in the counties they surveyed.
Election Fraud Hotline Calls
- 19 Miscellaneous Election Calls
- 13 Election Official Complaints
- 8 Procedural or Legal Questions
- 5 Electioneering Complaints
- 4 Disrupting the Polls Allegations
- 3 Voting Machine Complaints
- 2 Residency Questions
- 2 Exit Polling Complaints
- 1 Voter Identification Complaint
- 1 Special or Absentee Ballot Question
- 1 Media Call
- 1 Campaign Violation Allegation
The Office of the Attorney General, Kentucky State Police, the Kentucky Board of Elections, the Kentucky Secretary of State and the U.S. Attorneys from the Western and Eastern Districts of Kentucky are reviewing each complaint and will investigate any that prove to be criminal in nature.
The Office of the Attorney General, by law, cannot provide details regarding specific complaints or possible pending investigations.