Secretary of State - Recent Headlines

Below you will find a list of recent press releases.  Click on the title to view the full text of the press release.

To view more headlines or archived press releases, use the green navigation options on the left.

  • Secretary Grimes Warns Businesses of Additional Business Scam
    Wednesday, June 24, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief business officer, is warning businesses about an official-looking “2015 Annual Minutes Form” they may receive from an entity called Division of Corporate Services. Division of Corporate Services is not registered, affiliated or associated with the Secretary of State’s office.
  • Secretary Grimes Shares New Business Portal Features with Attorneys
    Wednesday, June 17, 2015
    Continuing her efforts to make Kentucky more business friendly, today at the 2015 Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention in Lexington, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes provided a continuing legal education presentation to lawyers from across the state about new features on the Kentucky Business One Stop Portal.
  • Secretary Grimes Reminds Businesses to File Annual Reports by June 30
    Monday, June 15, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief business official, is reminding entities authorized to transact business in Kentucky that they must file an annual report with the Secretary of State’s office and pay a $15 filing fee no later than June 30, 2015.
  • Secretary Grimes Warns Businesses of Unofficial Solicitation
    Friday, June 12, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief business officer, is warning businesses about a misleading “Notice of Potential Compliance Violation” from an entity identified as “Business Compliance Division.” The mailing appears to be an official government document, but it is not.
  • Secretary Grimes and County Clerks Work Together to Preserve Military Voting Rights
    Thursday, June 11, 2015
    Today, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief election official, announced that thanks to cooperation from county clerks, multiple military and overseas voters were able to timely return their absentee ballots for the May 19, 2015, Primary Election.
  • Secretary Grimes Announces Major Steps to Make Kentucky More Business Friendly
    Wednesday, June 10, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s Chief Business Officer, is announcing today new features on the Kentucky Business One Stop Portal, www.onestop.ky.gov, that make it easier for new businesses to register and interact with the Secretary of State’s Office and Department of Revenue. The enhancements save businesses both time and money by streamlining transactions and data and providing more flexibility and security in managing information.
  • State Board of Elections Certifies Primary Election Vote Totals and Issues Certificates of Nomination
    Monday, June 08, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief election official, announced that today the State Board of Elections certified vote totals from the May 19 Primary Election and issued certificates of nomination to candidates who received the highest number of votes in the Primary. Detailed results from the election are available at www.elect.ky.gov.
  • Secretary Grimes Announces State Board of Elections Special Meeting
    Friday, June 05, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced today that the State Board of Elections will conduct a special board meeting at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 8, 2015. At the special meeting, the State Board will certify the vote totals for the May 19, 2015, Primary Election and issue Certificates of Nomination to candidates who received the highest number of votes in the Primary.
  • Secretary Grimes Launches Program to Recognize Good Corporate Citizens
    Wednesday, June 03, 2015
    Today, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief business official, launched “Corporations for the Commonwealth,” a program to recognize both large and small businesses that commit to being leaders in their communities and in Kentucky.
  • Secretary Grimes Recognizes Elkhorn Middle School Student in 26th Annual Slogan Contest
    Tuesday, June 02, 2015
    On May 28, Secretary of State Alison Grimes recognized Kaitlyn Elizabeth Lee, an Elkhorn Middle School student, for winning the Secretary of State’s 26th Annual Slogan Contest. Lee’s slogan, “Be Smart, Do Your Part. Vote!” was chosen by the public to help promote voting in Kentucky. Lee received a $1,000 cash prize for placing first.
  • Secretary Grimes Travels to China to Advance Kentucky's Economic Development Efforts
    Monday, June 01, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is working to advance Kentucky’s economic development efforts by providing information about Kentucky, its business climate and economic development opportunities in the state as part of a delegation traveling to China. Grimes is one of five secretaries of state selected to participate, and the trip is being coordinated and completely funded by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.
  • Certificates of Nomination to be Issued to Bevin/Hampton and Conway/Overly
    Friday, May 29, 2015
    Today, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief election official, announced that the State Board of Elections will meet on June 8 to certify the results of the May 19 Primary Election and issue certificates of nomination to the candidates who received the most votes.
  • Secretary Grimes Announces Statewide Recanvass Results and Sets Date for Certification
    Thursday, May 28, 2015
    Today, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief election official, announced that a statewide recanvass of the votes in the Republican Primary Elections for Governor/Lieutenant Governor and Commissioner of Agriculture did not change the results of the elections.
  • Secretary Grimes to Make Results of May 28 Recanvasses Available Online
    Wednesday, May 27, 2015
    At 9 a.m. local time tomorrow, May 28, 2015, all 120 of Kentucky’s county boards of elections will recanvass the results in the Republican Primary Elections for Governor/Lieutenant Governor and Commissioner of Agriculture.
  • Deadline Closes for Recanvass Requests in May 19 Primary Election
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015
    The deadline for candidates to request a recanvass in the May 19 Primary Election has passed, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has announced. The deadline to submit a written request to the Secretary of State’s office for a recanvass was 4 p.m., Eastern Time, today, per Kentucky law.
  • Secretary Grimes to Recognize Memorial Day
    Friday, May 22, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding Kentuckians that Monday, May 25, is Memorial Day, the national holiday recognizing military servicemen and women who have died while serving the United States in the armed forces.
  • Secretary Grimes Readies County Clerks for Statewide Recanvass
    Friday, May 22, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has notified Kentucky’s 120 county clerks that James R. Comer and Chris McDaniel, Republican candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, and Richard Heath, Republican candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture, have requested a statewide recanvass of the results in their respective primary elections. Currently, unofficial vote totals indicate Comer and McDaniel trail opponents Matt Bevin and Jenean Hampton by 83 votes, and Richard Heath has a 1,427-vote deficit to opponent Ryan Quarles.
  • Secretary Grimes Receives Recanvass Request From Agriculture Commissioner Candidate Richard
    Thursday, May 21, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes today received a written recanvass request from Richard Heath, a Republican candidate for Agriculture Commissioner. The request seeks a recanvass of all precincts in all Kentucky counties. Unofficial vote totals currently show Heath with a 1,427-vote deficit to his opponent, Ryan Quarles.
  • Secretary Grimes Receives Recanvass Request from James Comer and Chris McDaniel
    Wednesday, May 20, 2015
    Today, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes received a written request from James R. Comer and Chris McDaniel, Republican candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, for a statewide recanvass of the results in the Republican Gubernatorial Primary Election. Currently, unofficial vote totals indicate Comer and McDaniel trail opponents Matt Bevin and Jenean Hampton by 83 votes.
  • Secretary Grimes Prepared for Potential Recanvass in Close Election
    Wednesday, May 20, 2015
    In the wake of the May 19 Republican Gubernatorial Primary Election, in which Matt Bevin and James Comer are currently separated by only 83 votes, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief election official, is prepared to implement procedures for a recanvass in the event one is requested.