Kentucky Board of Elections

A judge has ruled in favor of the Kentucky Democratic Party in its lawsuit against the state Board of Elections. 

Franklin Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wingate issued an injunction on Monday against the State Board of Elections to remove 175,000 voters from an inactive list prior to the November 5 election. 

The Kentucky Democratic Party filed suit over the inactive list last week.  In his order, Judge Wingate said the best way to ensure a just and fair election in the Commonwealth would be a return to the status quo.

Today is the deadline to register to vote in the November 5 election and Kentucky’s secretary of state is issuing a warning to voters. 

Alison Lundergan Grimes is urging citizens to check their voter registration status to make sure they aren’t considered inactive. 

The Kentucky Democratic Party recently filed a complaint, alleging more than 150,000 voters had been put on an inactive list by the State Board of Elections as part of an effort to clean up the state’s voter registration rolls.

Lisa Autry

The Kentucky State Board of Elections has voted to reaffirm its policy of not posting lists of write-in candidates in polling places.

Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear's office issued an opinion last week saying posting a list of certified write-in candidates at polling places would not violate the state's electioneering ban.

If implemented, the rule would benefit at least six current or former teachers who are running write-in campaigns for the state legislature.