400 people use new online absentee ballot system

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says about 400 Kentuckians in the military or living overseas have used a new system to request and receive absentee ballots electronically for the November elections.

The system, located at elect.ky.gov, is part of a 2013 law that allows military voters or people living abroad to register to vote, update their voter registration or request and receive absentee ballots online. The system is paid for by a $2.2 million federal grant from the Department of Defense.

Voters must mail the absentee ballots back to Kentucky by 6 p.m. on election day for them to be counted. But retired Army 1st Sgt. Matthew L. Selph, who oversees the system, said it would save time because soldiers would not have to wait for the ballot to be mailed to them first.


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