Office of the Attorney General Announces 12 Randomly Selected Counties for Post-Election Inquiries

The counties were picked at random


FRANKFORT, Ky. (November 21, 2023) – The Office of the Attorney General today announced the 12 randomly selected counties that will undergo a post-election audit for the 2023 general election.

The 12 counties are: Fayette, Webster, Perry, Fleming, Meade, Greenup, Mercer, Hancock, Johnson, Martin, Oldham, and Grayson.

“The General Assembly has charged our office with performing these audits to help ensure election integrity in the Commonwealth,” said Deputy Attorney General Vic Maddox. “I am confident that our Department of Criminal Investigations will conduct these inquiries fairly and promptly so that potential problems will be identified and resolved.”

State law requires the Office of the Attorney General to administer post-election inquiries in no fewer than 12 counties, which are randomly selected in a public forum within 20 days of the general election. Today’s public drawing was livestreamed and can be viewed on the Attorney General’s YouTube channel. After completing independent investigations in each of the 12 counties, the Attorney General’s Office will present its findings to grand juries and chief circuit judges in the selected counties.

In addition to the post-election audits, the Office of the Attorney General monitors election law violations via the Election Fraud Hotline. The Office reviews tips submitted to the hotline, and any complaints that contain allegations of election fraud are referred to the Attorney General’s Department of Criminal Investigations.

Complaints logged by the hotline can be viewed here. If you suspect election fraud, report the incident to the Attorney General’s Election Fraud Hotline by calling (800) 328-VOTE.

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