Kentucky rejects findings that the state is not ready for elections
November 2, 2008
Local and state officials take issue with a report from The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law that says Kentucky is among 10 states least prepared for the larger-than-normal turnout expected for the 2008 presidential election.
Secretary of State's reaction
Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson refutes the allegation, and said Friday, "We are absolutely ready for the election, despite what their report tries to claim. For them to conclude that we are not ready is wrong and irresponsible." He notes that voters in 34 Kentucky counties will vote for the first time on new digital scan voting systems, and Jefferson County has used a similar optical scan system for years. The digital scan system provides a paper record that was recommended by the Brennan Center report, and more than 90 counties in Kentucky already use the machines for absentee balloting.