Stivers Pledges to Get Military Voting Bill Filed

Feb 15, 2013

Senate President Robert Stivers says he intends to file legislation to ensure that Kentucky soldiers deployed overseas can cast ballots back home. The designation "Senate Bill 1" has been reserved for the proposal, signifying it is the Senate's top priority, but the legislation wasn’t filed as of Thursday, and the deadline is today.

Stivers, who will sponsor the bill, says the provision that would allow soldiers to return absentee ballots via email was still up in the air on Thursday. The government watchdog group Common Cause of Kentucky raised concerns about hackers potentially accessing email and influencing elections.

Secretary of State Alison Grimes wants the email provision included in the bill.