17 October 2008

Report: Kentucky not ready to vote

Lexington Herald-Leader - Oct. 17, 2008

The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University has issued a report, "Is America Ready to Vote ?" Kentucky is listed as one of the 10 least prepared states in the country, according to the report. They base their conclusion on how states fare in four areas: polling place contingency plans; sound ballot accounting and reconciliation; verifiable paper records and the state's ability to conduct a post-election audit. Kentucky is considered "inadequate" in post-election audits and paper records; considered "needs improvement" in ballot reconciliation. The other 10 states on the least-prepared list are: Colorado, Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia. Kentucky is also mentioned in the Center's report on Voter Purges.


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