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Election Day Is Here!


More than four thousand local offices are up for grabs across the state on Tuesday and already, voter fraud complaints have been pouring into state offices and even here at WYMT.

State officials say agents will be touring the region on election day, ready to take action on any possible vote fraud they find.

For some candidates, campaigning is often truly done by word of mouth of supporters and Attorney General Greg Stumbo says emotions run high when someone's job is on the line and state officials have quite a job of investigating vote fraud complaints.

"A lot of times it's not really that there are violations of law, a lot of times it's just hot election cycles, people tend to maybe over-react," Stumbo said.

Stumbo says with one of the state's largest elections, with more than four thousand races, absentee ballots are expected to be up.

With more interest, officials say, there's often more allegations of wrong doing at the polls.

As for true vote fraud occurring in Kentucky, Stumbo says elections here are much cleaner now than they were 15 years ago, "Every election cycle it seems we find fewer and fewer cases where that kind of activity actually occurred."

To report any vote fraud, you can call 1-800-328-VOTE.

If you have other questions about election procedures, you can call your County Clerk's Office.


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