Thursday, May 14, 2015
Election fraud hotline open Tuesday
“Our Election Fraud Hotline is an important tool in the fight to ensure honest and fair elections for all Kentuckians,” Attorney General Conway said. “I want to encourage voters to be our eyes and ears in the polling places and report any election irregularities to our hotline.”
The Attorney General’s Election Fraud Hotline is open throughout the year during normal business hours and from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT on Election Day. The hotline received 205 calls from more than 60 counties during the 2014 Primary Election and 226 calls from more than 50 counties during the 2014 General Election.
Investigators from the Attorney General’s Office will also be patrolling precincts and polling places across the Commonwealth during Tuesday’s general election. General Conway’s office has worked closely with the Secretary of State’s Office, United States Attorney’s offices in Eastern and Western Kentucky and other members of the Kentucky Election Integrity Task Force to protect voters and the integrity of the election.
By law, the Office of the Attorney General has jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute election law violations. The office is also required by statute to conduct post-election audits in six randomly drawn counties within 20 days of the election.