Secretary of State - Recent Headlines

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  • Secretary of State's Office To Close For Thanksgiving Holiday
    Wednesday, November 25, 2015
    The Secretary of State’s office will be closed Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Grimes Introduces New Uniform Occupational License Tax Form Ahead of 2017 Deadline
    Wednesday, November 18, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes today unveiled a new uniform occupational license tax form for the use of entities doing business in Kentucky single tax districts. Grimes made the announcement ahead of the 2017 deadline set for its release at a presentation to county and local officials at Kentucky Association of Counties’ annual conference. A uniform form for multi-tax districts is in production and will be released in the coming months.
  • State Board of Elections Certifies Results of General Election
    Tuesday, November 17, 2015
    Today, the State Board of Elections certified vote totals from the Nov. 3 General Election and issued certificates of election to candidates who received the highest number of votes. Detailed results from the election are available at www.elect.ky.gov.
  • Secretary of State's Office Closed November 11th
    Tuesday, November 10, 2015
    The Secretary of State’s office will be closed Wednesday, November 11th, in observance of Veterans Day. The office will reopen for normal business hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., EST, on Thursday, November 12th.
  • Deadline Closes for Recanvass Requests in November 3 General Election
    Tuesday, November 10, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes today announced that no candidates filed requests for recanvass of vote totals for the Nov. 3, 2015, General Election. The deadline to file a request for recanvass was today at 4 p.m.
  • Secretary Grimes Invites 2016 Candidates to File Paperwork
    Wednesday, November 04, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding individuals who wish to run for office in Kentucky in 2016 that the window to file opens today,Nov. 4. The deadline to file to be placed on the May 17, 2016, Primary Election ballot is Jan. 26, 2016.
  • Secretary Grimes Announces State Board of Elections Special Meeting
    Friday, October 30, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced today that the State Board of Elections will be in session from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., EST, on Nov. 3, 2015, and it will conduct a special board meeting at 1:00 p.m., EST, on that date. As required by KRS 61.823, the agenda for the special meeting is attached. The meeting will be held at the State Board of Elections located at 140 Walnut Street, Frankfort, Kentucky.
  • Secretary Grimes Reminds Voters of Offices on General Election Ballot
    Thursday, October 29, 2015
    The Nov. 3 General Election is less than one week away, and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes encourages voters to educate themselves about the candidates and issues they will see on their ballots.
  • Secretary Grimes Reminds Voters of Election Day "Do's and Don'ts"
    Wednesday, October 28, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding voters of Election Day “Do’s and Don’ts” in advance of Kentucky’s General Election on Nov. 3.
  • Secretary Grimes Urges Kentuckians to Prepare for Nov. 3 General Election
    Tuesday, October 27, 2015
    The General Election is one week away, and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding all eligible voters to plan ahead for Election Day to make sure their voices are heard on Nov. 3.
  • Secretary Grimes Encourages Kentuckians to Honor Veterans with Votes on Nov. 3
    Friday, October 23, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes encourages Kentucky voters to honor veterans when they cast their ballots in the Nov. 3 General Election by participating in her office’s “Vote in Honor of a Veteran” program.
  • Secretary Grimes Announces Online Services Available to Voters for General Election
    Wednesday, October 21, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes encourages Kentucky voters to prepare for the Nov. 3 General Election by taking advantage of online services to verify their polling places, view sample ballots and research candidates.
  • Secretary Grimes Ensures 2015 Election is Free and Fair
    Tuesday, October 20, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is again joining forces with law enforcement agencies to prevent corruption in the Nov. 3 election, today convening the Kentucky Election Integrity Task Force to mount a multi-agency defense against election law violations in the Nov. 3 election.
  • Secretary Grimes Announces Election Integrity Task Force Special Meeting
    Monday, October 19, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced today that the Election Integrity Task Force will conduct a special meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday October 20, 2015.
  • Secretary Grimes Reminds Write-in Candidates of Filing Deadline
    Monday, October 19, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reminds individuals who would like to be write-in candidates in the Nov. 3 General Election that their paperwork and filing fee must be received by the filing official no later than 4:00, local time at the place of filing, on Oct. 23.
  • In-Person Absentee Voting in Nov. 3 General Election is Opening
    Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced today that in-person absentee voting for the Nov. 3 General Election is already open in many counties across the Commonwealth. All counties must allow in-person absentee voting at least 12 working days before the election.
  • Secretary Grimes Invites Students to Enter Annual Essay and Slogan Contests
    Wednesday, October 07, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is encouraging Kentucky middle- and high-school students to enter her office’s 27th annual Essay and Slogan Contest. In addition to prizes for individual winners, for the first time, the school with the highest participation rate will receive a new desktop computer.
  • Secretary Grimes Helps Kentucky Businesses Get State Government Contracts
    Monday, October 05, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes continued her support of Kentucky businesses today, hosting a program in Lexington to provide businesses and their agents information and resources to help them get state government contracts.
  • Secretary Grimes Reminds Kentuckians to Verify Updates to Voter Registration
    Friday, October 02, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes urges voters who have recently updated their voter registration information, including their name or address, to verify that the changes have been processed.
  • Secretary Grimes Protects Domestic Violence Victims' Voting Rights
    Thursday, October 01, 2015
    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding victims that many are eligible to participate in her office’s Address Confidentiality Program.