Grant Enables Electronic Voting for KY Soldiers
FRANKFORT, KY - Kentucky soldiers that are deployed overseas will soon be able to cast election ballots via an electronic system.
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Tuesday that the bluegrass state was awarded a $2.2-million dollar federal grant that will help purchase the electronic voting system.
According to Grimes, the nation's Department of Defense is footing the bill for the new system that will likely replace the using the US Postal Service.
Lawmakers approved legislation earlier this year that allows soldiers and civilians living overseas to vote electronically in order to speed up the process.
Grime's office is in the preliminary stages of developing the new system, which is expected to be in place for next year's general election.