Grimes Again Backing Early Voting
By Kentucky News Network
FRANKFORT, KY - Early voting is on Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes' legislative agenda again this year.

Kentucky law currently allows people who can't make it to the polls on election day to cast absentee ballots but Grimes wants to expand it to allow in-person voting for everyone, 12 days before an election, including two Saturdays.

37 states now allow the practice, and Grimes says she hopes participation would increase from 30-percent to over half of registered voters. The initiative was previously opposed by county clerks, but she says many are now on board.

State Representative Jody Richards (D-Bowling Green) is sponsoring the legislation.

Published 03:30 AM, Monday Jan. 16, 2017
Updated 05:03 AM, Monday Jan. 16, 2017

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