County Clerks Agree with Adams on Election Reform
By West Kentucky Star Staff
FRANKFORT - Most Kentucky county clerks say they want to see many of Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams' reforms in the recent general election made permanent in future elections.

Adams said he has turned his attention to development of legislation to make permanent several election reforms instituted temporarily this year through his emergency powers.

Adams said he consulted county clerks across the commonwealth recently, and their responses to the new measures were largely positive.

He said that of the 115 clerks that responded:

- 79% want to keep in-person early voting.
- 92% support keeping “vote centers” (centralized locations where any county resident can vote) if on a voluntary basis by county.

- 70% favor keeping a signature cure process for absentee ballots.

- 89% support keeping the absentee ballot request portal.

“From day one, I’ve actively consulted with county clerks of both political parties as I develop election policy,” Adams said. “I’m so pleased that, by overwhelming margins, the county clerks agree with the four main tenets of the election reform legislation I’m preparing for the General Assembly to consider.”

Published 10:00 AM, Sunday Nov. 22, 2020
Updated 02:26 AM, Monday Nov. 23, 2020



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