Grimes speaks on military voting

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is giving a keynote speech at the Voting Summit in Washington D.C.

A statement from Grimes says she will be talking on Thursday about military voting at the Overseas Vote Foundation and United States Vote Foundation's seventh annual summit at George Washington University.

Grimes said she was invited to share her thoughts about specific problems faced by military personnel trying to cast ballots. Grimes has worked since taking office to ensure military members, especially those overseas, can cast ballots in elections at home.

Grimes and other secretaries of state traveled to the Middle East last year to review the status of military and overseas voting. Grimes met with military service members while there and discussed their experiences in voting while on active duty.