Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Conway Announces Counties Selected for Post-election Audit
Attorney General Jack Conway announced that six Kentucky counties were chosen in a random drawing this morning to undergo independent inquiries for any potential irregularities that may have occurred during the primary election on Tuesday, May 20. The counties are:
“These audits ensure a fair and equitable election process in Kentucky and supplement the work our investigators did leading up to and during the primary election,” General Conway said.
The post-election audits, which are required by law (KRS 15.243), will be conducted by the Office of the Attorney General. Pursuant to KRS 15.243 (3),(a), the Kentucky Attorney General is required to conduct a post-election audit investigation in no fewer than 5 percent of Kentucky's counties following each primary and general election. The counties are selected in a public drawing and must be done within 20 days of the election.
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 post-election audit investigation, follow-up investigations are continuing regarding complaints to the Election Fraud Hotline, which received 60 calls from 28 counties between 6a.m. and 7p.m. during the primary election on May 20 (specifics of those calls cannot be released until review is complete). 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. One complaint has been referred to investigators for further review.
On primary election day, investigators with the Office of the Attorney General monitored polling places in each of Kentucky’s six congressional districts.