Sec. of State Grimes tells us what to know going into Tuesday’s primary election


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)-  We are less than one week away from the Kentucky primary and a lot of people are getting ready for that big day including Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.

ABC 36’s Kelsi Thorud sat down with the Secretary for a preview of next weeks election.

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ABC 36’s Kelsi Thorud: “Can you just start out and tell us about what do voters need to know going into this primary election?”

Sec. Grimes: “Well if there’s one thing they should remember it’s that is literally the website on their phone, on any computer, handheld device, they can go to that will give them the do’s and don’ts of what to show up with, when to show up, most importantly what their ballot will look like and where to go. You can also see a little bit about the candidates if you want to visit the secretary of state website, all of their papers, many of them have links to their websites on there so you don’t have to go searching around the internet to try to find them.”

ABC 36’s Kelsi Thorud: “Now I’m just a little curious, what do you actually do on election day? Do you go around to different areas? What does election day look like for the Secretary of State?”

Sec. Grimes: “Well first and foremost I do visit my precinct in the morning to that our election officers, 15-thousand precinct election officers is no small feat and then the state board of elections, we are in session all day until the polls close and literally well there after because we have to get the unofficial vote totals brought in from every county, 37-hundred precincts across the state, 120 county clerks and we’re fielding calls throughout the day.”

ABC 36’s Kelsi Thorud: “Well do you have any last tips for people going into the election? Or any specific things people should, quick reminders for them going into the primary?”

Sec. Grimes: “Well, be excited. This is an exciting time, you have candidates who have put a lot of heart and soul into their campaigns and they want to see people show up at the polls, they want to see people at the polls educated about the races that are on the ballot and I have faith in the people of Kentucky and my hope is they’ll get out on Tuesday the 22nd, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and cast their vote.”