Secretary of State Alison Grimes calls for early-voting bill to pass

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Secretary of State Alison Grimes joined Tenn. Secretary of State Tre Hargett in calling for Kentucky lawmakers to pass the early voting legislation Grimes proposed on the afternoon of March 7.

House Bill 290 would allow all Kentucky voters to cast ballots early – In person, without an excuse. Early voters would vote during the county’s in-person absentee voting window in all elections, without needing an excuse to do so. The bill also expands the in-person absentee voting window to include two Saturdays in all 120 counties.

Early or no-excuse absentee voting is permitted in 37 states, including Tennessee, according to Alison Grime’s release.

“Every day, I hear from Kentucky voters who are asking – pleading, really – for the opportunity to cast their ballots early,” said Grimes. “It’s time we expand voting before Election Day so more voters have more opportunities to cast their ballot. House Bill 290 is a common sense measure, and it’s time we make it happen.”

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