HERALD-LEADER FRANKFORT BUREAU
FRANKFORT — Six Kentucky counties, chosen Monday in a random drawing by Attorney General Jack Conway, will be checked for any potential irregularities during the May 20 primary election.
They are Clark, Breathitt, Warren, Meade, Allen and Russell.
“These audits ensure a fair and equitable election process in Kentucky and supplement the work our investigators did leading up to and during the primary election,” Conway said in a release.
The post-election audits are required by law.
In each county, the audit will include checking election forms and interviewing county officials. The selection of these counties does not imply that irregularities are suspected.
The six counties selected during the last post-election audit in November 2012 were Bath, Bracken, Bourbon, Grayson, Johnson and Lewis counties. There were no irregularities discovered during that audit.
In addition to the post-election audit, follow-up investigations are continuing regarding complaints to the Election Fraud Hotline, said Conway.
It received 205 calls from more than 60 counties between 6a.m. and 7 p.m. during the May 20 primary election.
There were 49 allegations of vote-buying. Those allegations came from Breathitt, Clay, Pike, Bell, Floyd, Harlan, Laurel, Owsley, Carter, Knott, Magoffin, Bath, Clinton, Knox, Lee, Morgan, Muhlenberg, Perry and Wayne counties.
Conway said specifics of the calls may not be discussed until his office’s investigations are complete.