Thursday, May 21, 2015

Grimes received second recanvass request

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes today received a written recanvass request from Richard Heath, a Republican candidate for Agriculture Commissioner. The request seeks a recanvass of all precincts in all Kentucky counties. Unofficial vote totals currently show Heath with a 1,427-vote deficit to his opponent, Ryan Quarles.

Grimes is forwarding the request to all county clerks and reminding them of the recanvass procedures. Her office also sent information and forms for a potential recanvass prior to the election.

“Our office is always available to assist county boards of elections in any way we can,” Grimes said. “Integrity in our elections processes is crucial, and Kentuckians deserve to know that their votes are properly counted and tabulated.”

On Wednesday, the Secretary of State’s office received a statewide recanvass request from James R. Comer and Chris McDaniel, Republican candidates for governor and lieutenant governor.

County boards of elections will convene next Thursday morning to recheck and recanvass the voting machines. Immediately upon completion of the recanvass, the county boards of elections will file their recanvass reports with the Secretary of State.