Legislation to Reduce Voter Disenfranchisement Signed into Law

Legislation to Reduce Voter Disenfranchisement Signed into Law
URL : http://kentucky.gov/Newsroom/sos/article246.htm
Date : Thursday, March 11, 2010
Issued By : Secretary of State
Summary : Throughout the country, many states have difficulty with "split election precincts" where the precinct boundary line crosses another boundary line. In Kentucky, this is typically seen in districts relating to cities and to school boards. In some instances, voters at these "split precincts" are given the wrong ballot. Governor Steve Beshear signed legislation, today, that will try to minimize this occurrence by providing for stronger data sharing between cities or school boards and county clerks. Senate Bill 35, sponsored by Senator Alice Forgy Kerr (R-Lexington), passed the legislature with overwhelming support earlier this month.

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