Election Law Violations Hotline Updates

​​​​​Primary Election – Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The Office of the Attorney General has fielded 82 pre-election day complaints, 148 election day complaints, and 65 post-poll closing complaints. 

The complaints below have been divided into three columns to indicate complaints received prior to May 17, Election Day complaints, and complaints received after the polls closed. The complaints not reflected in the columns below were from out-of-state or were not specific to a county. 

 Last updated Monday, May 23, 2​:00 p​​.m. ET.​

*Complaints listed by county. ​​​​


County​Pre-May 17​ Complaints
Election Day ComplaintsPost-Poll-Closing Complaints
Adair




Allen 





1 Vote Buying/Selling 
Anderson​
1 Campaign Violation 
​1 Residency 1 Procedural Question 
Ballard
1 Procedural Question 



Barren


1 Election Official
Bath       
2 Vote Buying/Selling
1 Election Official 




Bell




1 Procedural Question 
Boone 
1 Campaign Violation 
2 Voting Machine 
1 Election Official
1 Procedural Question
Bourbon
2 Campaign Violation 
1 Procedural Question 


Boyd


1 Procedural Question 
​Boyle 

​1 Procedural Question 
​Bracken
​1 Electioneering1 Procedural Question 
​Breathitt
​2 Vote Buying / Selling
1 Electioneering 
1 Procedural Question 
1 Special or Absentee Ballot
​2 Vote Buying/Selling 
1 Procedural Question 
​2 Vote Buying/Selling
1 Voting Machine

​Breckinridge 


​Bullitt 
1 Campaign Violation 
​1 Procedural Question 
​1 Procedural Question
​Butler 


​1 Procedural Question 
​Caldwell

​Calloway 

​Campbell 
​1 Legal Question ​1 Procedural Question 


​Carlisle



​Carroll 


​Carter​
​1 Legal Question 
​Casey
​Christian 
​1 Campaign Violation  4 Procedural Question
​Clark 
​2 Procedural Question ​1 Procedural Question
​Clay 
​2 Election Official
1 Electioneering
2 Procedural Question
1 Vote Buying/Selling 
1 Voting Machine
​1 Vote Buying/Selling

​Clinton 
​2 Special or Absentee Ballot
1 Legal Question 
​1 Legal Question 
1 Vote Buying/Selling 

​Crittenden
​1 Legal Question 
​Cumberland 
​1 Campaign Violation 
1 Request for Assistance/Monitoring 
​3 Vote Buying/Selling
1 Legal Question 
​Daviess
​Edmonson 
​Elliott​
Estill

​Fayette
​2 Residency​9 Electioneering 
7 Campaign Violation

4 Procedural Question 
2 Election Official
2 Legal Question 
1 Voter Assistance
​1 Legal Question
​Fleming 
​Floyd
​1 Procedural Question 2 Electioneering
​1 Disrupting Polls
2 Procedural Question 
1 Campaign Violation
​Franklin
​4 Procedural Question ​1 Procedural Question
​Fulton 
​Gallatin 
​Garrard
​1 Campaign Violation ​1 Campaign Violation 
​Grant
​1 Procedural Question 
​Graves
​2 Procedural Question 
​Grayson 
​1 Campaign Violation 
​Green 
​Greenup
​1 Legal Question 
​Hancock 
​Hardin 
​1 Legal Question ​2 Procedural Question 
​Harlan 
​1 Procedural Question ​1 Procedural Question
​Harrison
​Hart
​Henderson 
​Henry 
​1 Campaign Violation 
​Hickman ​
​Hopkins
​1 Procedural Question
​Jackson 
​1 Procedural Question 
​Jefferson ​
​2 Procedural Question
1 Residency 
1 Electioneering
16 Procedural Question 
4 Campaign Violation
3 Election Official 
2 Electioneering 
1 Legal Question 
​2 Procedural Question
1 Campaign Violation 
​Jessamine
​3 Electioneering ​8 Procedural Question
4 Electioneering
1 Campaign Violation 
1 Disrupting Polls
1 Election Official
​7 Procedural Question 


​Johnson 
​1 Voter Assistance
​Kenton
​2 Procedural Question 
​Knott
​1 Procedural Question 
​Knox
​1 Campaign Violation ​1 Procedural Question 
​Larue
​1 Procedural Question 
​Laurel
​1 Residency 
​1 Electioneering 
​Lawrence​
​1 Residency
​Lee
​Leslie
​Letcher
​1 Procedural Question 
1 Voter Assistance
1 Voting Machine 
​Lewis
​1 Procedural Question 
Lincoln
​Livingston
​Logan 
​Lyon 
​1 Procedural Question
​Madison
2 Electioneering ​​4 Procedural Question ​1 Procedural Question 
Magoffin 
3 Vote Buying/Selling
​1 Campaign Violation 
1 Procedural Question 
​1 Legal Question 
​Marion 
​Marshall
​Martin
1 Campaign Violation
​2 Procedural Question
​Mason
​McCracken
​1 Legal Question ​1 Procedural Question 
​McCreary
​McLean
​Meade
2 Special or Absentee Ballot
1 Campaign Violation ​
​1 Campaign Violation 
1 Special or Absentee Ballot
​Menifee
​1 Campaign Violation
1 Electioneering  

​Mercer
​Metcalfe
​1 Procedural Question
Monroe
2 Vote Buying/ Selling ​
​Montgomery
​Morgan
​Muhlenberg​
​Nelson
​2 Procedural Question 
1 Legal Question 
​Nicholas
​Ohio 
​2 Electioneering ​1 Legal Question 
​Oldham​
​2 Procedural Question 
​Owen
​Owsley
​1 Convicted Felon Voting ​2 Campaign Violation
2 Electioneering 
​Pendelton
​Perry
​2 Procedural Question 
​Pike 
​1 Procedural Question ​3 Voting Machine 
1 Procedural Question 
​Powell
​Pulaski
​1 Legal Question ​2 Procedural Question 
1 Election Official
​Robertson
​Rockcastle
​Rowan​
​Russell
​2 Procedural Question ​1 Procedural Question 
​​​Scott
​2 Legal Question 
1 Campaign Violation 
1 Residency 
​Shelby
​1 Electioneering 
​1 Electioneering
​Simpson
​Spencer
​Taylor
​2 Campaign Violation 
​Todd
​Trigg
​Trimble
​Union
​Warren
​1 Legal Question 
​1 Procedural Question 
​1 Procedural Question 
​Washington
​Wayne​
​3 Campaign Violation 
​2 Vote Buying/Selling 

​1 Vote Buying/Selling
​Webster
​Whitley
​3 Procedural Question 
​​Wolfe
​1 Procedural Question ​​
1 Electioneering
​​Woodford
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​Election Law Violations Hotline

Kentuckians who witness election irregularities or possible election law violations are encouraged to call 800-328-VOTE (800-328-8683).

The hotline is open during regular business hours and from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Eastern time) on Election Day.
 

Enforcement of Election Laws

KRS 15.243 gives the Attorney General jurisdiction to investigate and enforce election law violations by civil and criminal means. Reports made to the Election Law Violation Hotline are listed in the table on this page and will be updated throughout the day of the election.

In addition to the hotline, investigators from the Attorney General’s office may patrol precincts and polling places across the Commonwealth on Election Day in order to respond immediately to complaints. Attorney General Daniel Cameron is committed to upholding election laws and holding those who break them accountable.

* ​The Office of the Attorney General, by law, cannot provide details regarding specific complaints or pending investigations.