New online voting portal for Kentuckians in military and overseas

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – A new online voting portal is expected to allow Kentuckian’s in the armed forces and traveling abroad to vote.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced on Tuesday the creation of the online Military and Overseas Voting Portal.

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“Today, I’m excited to announce that we will no longer need to rely on a third-party vendor to serve our military and overseas voters but will now have an in-house system with improved functionality,” Grimes says.

In 2013, Kentucky passed its first-ever Military Hero’s Voting Bill, which funded online voting for military and overseas voters.

Grime says the new portal means their votes will be received even if federal funding changes in the future.