6 Kentucky counties chosen for post-election audits

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky attorney general’s office says six counties have been chosen for post-general election audits.

Assistant Deputy Attorney General Michael Wright says the counties selected at random were Boyle, Gallatin, Henderson, Kenton, Oldham and Powell. Kentucky’s general election was Nov. 5.

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The attorney general’s office says the counties’ selection doesn’t imply irregularities are suspected.

Under the law, the attorney general is required to conduct post-election audits in no fewer than 5% of Kentucky’s counties following each primary and general election. The audits include checking election forms and interviewing county officials to ensure a fair and equitable election process.

The office also provides an Election Law Violation hotline – 800-328-VOTE (8683) – throughout the year and has investigators stationed throughout the state on Election Day to respond to complaints quickly.