Commonwealth Policy Center

Kentucky’s State House passed a major election overhaul bill that makes it harder to cheat in Kentucky elections. For starters, it prohibits ballot harvesting where one person secures multiple absentee ballots, then helps complete the ballots, and brings them to the voting precincts. The bill requires every balloting place to transition to paper ballots to provide a paper trail in the event that a recount is needed. It will allow three extra days for in-person voting and to make a central county vote center available at the county level. It also empowers the secretary of state to remove ineligible voters from Kentucky’s voter rolls. These provisions aren’t Republican or Democrat. They’re good policy and that’s why nearly every House member voted for it.