Secretary of State - Recent Headlines

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  • In-Person Absentee Voting in May 19, 2015, Primary Election Opening Across Kentucky
    Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    In many counties, eligible voters may already cast absentee votes for the Kentucky’s May 19, 2015, Primary Election in their county clerks’ offices. All counties will allow eligible voters to cast in-person absentee ballots at least 12 working days before the election.
  • Secretary Grimes' Grandmother, Elsie Case, Passes Away at Age 84
    Friday, April 24, 2015
    With a great sense of sadness, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is informing Kentuckians that her maternal grandmother, Elsie Crawford Case, passed away peacefully on April 23, 2015, surrounded by family. Case was 84 years old. She is survived by two children, seven grand-children, eight great-grandchildren, one brother and three sisters.
  • Secretary Grimes Works With Law Enforcement to Protect Integrity of 2015 Primary Election
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the state’s chief election official, is again joining forces with law enforcement officials to prevent vote fraud in the May 19 Primary Election. Members of the Kentucky Election Integrity Task Force, headed by Grimes and Attorney General Jack Conway, met today to coordinate efforts to protect the integrity of the election.
  • Secretary Grimes Announces Election Integrity Task Force Special Meeting
    Monday, April 20, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced today that the Election Integrity Task Force will conduct a special meeting at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.
  • Secretary Grimes Recognizes Clark Moores Middle School Student in 26th Annual Slogan Contest
    Friday, April 17, 2015
    Today, Secretary of State Alison Grimes recognized Lauryn Robinson, a Clark Moores Middle School student, for finishing in second place in the Secretary of State’s 26th Annual Slogan Contest. Robinson’s submission, “If you want to fight for what is right, vote vote vote!” was chosen by the public to help promote voting in Kentucky. Robinson received a $600 cash prize for placing second.
  • Secretary Grimes Warns Kentucky Businesses of Suspicious Phone Call
    Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief business officer, is warning Kentucky businesses to protect themselves by exercising caution with respect to suspicious phone calls purporting to be from the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Secretary Grimes Recognizes North Middle School Student in 26th Annual Slogan Contest
    Monday, April 13, 2015
    Today, Secretary of State Alison Grimes recognized Savannah Hobbs, a North Middle School student, for finishing in third place in the Secretary of State’s 26th Annual Slogan Contest. Hobbs’ submission, “The future begins with you, so lead the way and vote today,” was chosen by the public to help promote voting in Kentucky. Hobbs received a $400 cash prize for placing third.
  • Secretary Grimes Invites Kentuckians to Participate in National Volunteer Week
    Monday, April 13, 2015
    Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is inviting Kentuckians to volunteer this week in observation of National Volunteer Week. Grimes is the state's chief advocate for civic engagement.
  • Absentee Voting in May 19, 2015, Primary Election Begins
    Thursday, April 09, 2015
    Eligible voters may begin casting mail-in absentee ballots in Kentucky’s May 19, 2015, Primary Election.
  • Deadline to Register to Vote in May 19th Primary Election is April 20, 2015
    Wednesday, April 08, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reminds eligible Kentuckians that the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 19 Primary Election is Monday, April 20.
  • Bill to Fund Secretary Grimes' Address Confidentiality Program for Victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Signed by Governor
    Wednesday, April 01, 2015
    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and today Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes participated in a ceremony in which Governor Beshear signed House Bill 316, which creates a fund for the administration of Grimes’ address confidentiality program (“ACP”) for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.
  • Governor Signs Secretary Grimes' Nonprofit Law
    Wednesday, April 01, 2015
    Today, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes participated in a ceremony in which Governor Beshear signed a bill Grimes recommended improve the laws that govern non-profit entities in the Commonwealth. Bill sponsor Rep. Jody Richards, House Speaker pro tempore (D-Bowling Green), and representatives from the Kentucky Nonprofit Network also attended the ceremony.
  • Secretary Grimes Recognizes Kentucky's Civic Education Leaders
    Friday, March 20, 2015
    Today, at the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes recognized 11 Kentucky educators and community leaders for their work to promote civic education across the Commonwealth.
  • Secretary Grimes Recognizes 26th Annual Essay Contest Winners
    Friday, March 20, 2015
    Today, at the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen State Basketball Tournament, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes recognized four Kentucky high school students for winning her office’s 26th annual Essay Contest in their respective grades.
  • Deadline for Independent Candidates to File Statements of Candidacy is April 1, 2015
    Wednesday, March 18, 2015
    Individuals seeking to run as independent, political organization or political group candidates for offices on the ballot in the November General Election must file their Statement-of-Candidacy forms no later than Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at 4 p.m., Eastern Time. There is no fee to file a Statement of Candidacy.
  • Secretary Grimes Highlights Important Legislation Headed to Governor's Desk
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015
    In the days before the General Assembly adjourned for a recess, it passed several key pieces of legislation supported by Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. The bills, which will benefit businesses, victims of sexual assault, and veterans, have been sent to Governor Steve Beshear for his signature.
  • Secretary Grimes' Nonprofit Law Passed by General Assembly
    Thursday, March 12, 2015
    Yesterday, the Kentucky Senate unanimously passed House Bill 440, legislation recommended by Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes to make important substantive changes to laws governing non-profit entities in the Commonwealth. The House of Representatives also unanimously approved the bill, which will now be sent to Governor Beshear for his signature.
  • Secretary Grimes Recognizes Ft. Knox Football Players and Coaches for Undefeated Season
    Wednesday, March 11, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes today recognized players and coaches with the Fort Knox Knights youth football team for their efforts in completing an undefeated regular season. Even during a rebuilding year, the team—and community—overcame obstacles such as relocations and scheduling issues on their way to a 6-0 regular season record and conference championship.
  • Secretary Grimes Encourages Kentuckians to Serve as Precinct Election Officers
    Tuesday, March 10, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief election official, is encouraging citizens to take an active role in the upcoming Primary Election by serving as precinct election officers, or poll workers. Approximately 15,000 Kentuckians will be needed to help administer the election on May 19.
  • Senate Committee Unanimously Passes Secretary Grimes' Legislation to Protect Rights of Voters with Disabilities
    Wednesday, March 04, 2015
    Today, the Kentucky Senate Committee on State and Local Government unanimously passed House Bill 212, which reflects Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes’ recommendation to allow in-person absentee voting on the basis of age, disability or illness. Under current law, individuals who are unable to go to the polls on Election Day due to age, disability, or illness are permitted to vote only via mail-in absentee ballot.