Candidates for Kentucky Secretary of State Appear Together on KET

Sep 23, 2015

Credit Office of KY Secretary of State

  Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says serving a second term would allow her an opportunity to expand job possibilities for returning military members. 

Grimes appeared on this week’s Kentucky Tonight on KET. She says easing absentee voting for military men and women is just one important step to increasing voter participation. “Continuing to have an emphasis on our Kentucky heroes, our military men and women," Grimes said. "Making sure when they come back from serving, they’ve had the voice heard at the ballot box. We’ve been able to pass that historic legislation. Now, we need a boots to business legislation that encourages them to become business owners.” 

Grimes' opponent, Steven Knipper, says voter rolls in several Kentucky counties need review. He says the registered voter count doesn’t add up in some counties. “My first initiative would honestly be to look at the voter rolls," Knipper said. "And the reason I say that is right now we have 18 counties out of the 120 counties that have more registered voters in then than they do citizens.” 

Political races for other statewide constitutional offices will be featured on KET in the coming weeks.