Initiative to combat voter fraud announced

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Voters head to the polls in two weeks. Since it's a presidential election, voter turnout is expected to be high.

With that in mind, election officials in Kentucky are taking steps to keep the vote honest.

Secretary of State Alison grimes announced an initiative Tuesday at the Capital Rotunda to crack down on voter fraud in the upcoming November 6 election.

State leaders say the election board will team up with agencies like State Police and the FBI to generate new ideas and perspectives to combat the issue.

"The need to preserve the integrity of our elections is not specific to any location, any community, any state, but rather it reaches across the United States," said Secretary of State Alison Lundergan-Grimes. "It's important, therefore, to make sure our efforts touch each of these boundaries."

The election board office will remain open all day and be more proactive addressing reports of voter fraud as they come in.


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