Commonwealth Policy Center

Kentucky’s primary has been moved to June 23. Now the Kentucky Board of Elections has recommended that all voting will be done by mail-in ballots. They also approved an additional $1.2 million to cover return postage for voters and an additional $1 million for county clerks to hire additional staff. Board of Elections Chairman Ben Chandler said the reason for mail-in voting was to guarantee every voter “access to the ballot” and ensure [everyone’s] safety.” Safety amid pandemic is important but some are questioning if this move will allow for election fraud. It’s easy to cheat on mail-in ballots. That’s because there are fewer safeguards to verify if the intended voter cast the vote. And this may cast a shadow over election results.