Election Law Violations Hotline Updates

Primary Election – Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The Office of the Attorney General fielded 148 complaints for the 2020 Primary Election cycle prior to polls opening on June  23, and 45 of these complaints were not specific to a county and are not included in the report below. 

130 complaints were made while the polls were open, and 18 of these complaints were not specific to a county and are not included in the report below.

52 complaints were received after polls closed, and 28 of these complaints were not specific to a county and are not included in the report below. 

 Last updated Thursday, July 2, 4:00 p.m. ET.

*Complaints are listed below by county.

County​Pre-June 23 Complaints
Election Day ComplaintsPost-Poll-Closing Complaints
Adair

Allen


Anderson
1 Procedural Question
Ballard
Barren

Bath​1 General Election Fraud/Other
Bell1 Procedural Question

Boone
1 Residency 

1 Legal Question
2 Procedural Questions


1 Special or Absentee Ballot
Bourbon
Boyd
1 Special or Absentee Ballot 

1 Special or Absentee Ballot
1 Voting Machine
1 Special or Absentee Ballot
Boyle​1 Procedural Question 

Bracken
Breathitt
​1 Electioneering
Breckinridge
Bullitt
1 Procedural Question 
Butler
Caldwell​1 Procedural Question
Calloway1 Procedural Question 

Campbell
1 Mailer 

1 Electioneering
Carlisle

Carroll
Carter​1 General Election Fraud/Other

Casey​1 Legal Question
Christian
1 Legal Question


Clark
1 Campaign Violation

​1 Procedural Question
1 Procedural Question
Clay
Clinton
Crittenden
Cumberland
Daviess
3 Procedural Questions
1 Special or Absentee Ballot

Edmonson1 Campaign Violation 

​1 General Election Fraud/Other
Elliott
Estill
Fayette4 Procedural Questions
1 Mailer

9 Electioneering
5 General Election Fraud/Other
6 Procedural Questions
2 Election Offical 
1 Legal Question
1 Media or Press Call
2 Special or Absentee Ballot 

1 General Election Fraud
4 Special or Absentee Ballot
1 Procedural Question


Fleming
Floyd1 Person Voting More Than Once
1 Procedural Question
Franklin1 Legal Question
1 Mailer
1 Procedural Question
1 Vote Buying/Selling (Bribery)
​1 General Election Fraud/Other
1 Procedural Question
Fulton
Gallatin
Garrard
Grant
Graves
Grayson
Green
Greenup​1 Procedural Question
Hancock
Hardin8 Procedural Questions
1 Vote Buying/Selling (Bribery)

1 Election Official
2 Procedural Questions
1 Special or Absentee Ballot
1 General Election Fraud/Other
Harlan
1 Campaign Violation
1 General Election Fraud/Other
1 Residency 
​1 Procedural Question 
1 General Election Fraud/Other
1 Electioneering
Harrison
Hart
Henderson
Henry1 Procedural Question 
Hickman
Hopkins1 Procedural Question 
Jackson
Jefferson34 Procedural Questions
2 General Election Fraud/Other
3 Residency
1 Mailer 
17 Procedural Questions
6 General Election Fraud/Other
2 Special or Absentee Ballot
1 Campaign Violation 
1 Vote Buying/Selling (Bribery)
1 Election Official

6 Procedural Questions
2 General Election Fraud/Other
5 Special or Absentee Ballot
1 Electioneering
Jessamine1 Procedural Question 

​1 General Election Fraud/Other
Johnson
Kenton3 Procedural Questions


1 Procedural Question
1 Special or Absentee Ballot
1 Vote Buying/Selling (Bribery)
1 Special or Absentee Ballot
Knott
1 Procedural Question
Knox
Larue1 Legal Question 
Laurel          
1 Procedural Question 

4 Procedural Questions
Lawrence
Lee
Leslie
Letcher
Lewis
Lincoln
​3 Procedural Questions
1 Mailer
Livingston
Logan
Lyon
Madison3 Procedural Questions

​1 Procedural Question 

Magoffin
Marion
Marshall1 Residency 
1 Special or Absentee Ballot 
Martin
Mason1 Procedural Question


McCracken​1 Procedural Question
1 Voting Machine
​2 Procedural Questions
1 Electioneering
McCreary
McLean
Meade
2 Procedural Questions 
Menifee
Mercer1 Procedural Question 
​1 Procedural Question
Metcalfe
Monroe
Montgomery
Morgan​1 Residency 
1 Person Voting More Than Once
Muhlenberg​1 Procedural Question
Nelson1  Mailer 

1 Procedural Question 
Nicholas
Ohio
Oldham

Owen
Owsley
Pendleton
Perry1 Procedural Question 
Pike1 Legal Question
1 Mailer 

4 Electioneering 
1 General Election Fraud/Other
1 Special or Absentee Ballot
Powell1 General Election Fraud/Other
Pulaski
1 Procedural Question
Robertson
Rockcastle
Rowan

Russell
Scott
Shelby          
1 Election Official 
1 Procedural Question
1 General Election Fraud/Other
1 Procedural Question
Simpson​1 Special or Absentee Ballot
Spencer
Taylor1 General Election Fraud/Other
Todd  
1 Campaign Violation 
Trigg
Trimble
Union
Warren
2 Procedural Questions 

1 Procedural Question
1 Electioneering
1 Procedural Question 
Washington​1 Procedural Question 
Wayne     
1 Electioneering 

Webster
Whitley1 Mailer
1 Procedural Question 


Wolfe
Woodford
1 General Election Fraud/Other 
​Statewide
​Out-of-State




​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.