Sec of State Election Meeting Schedule Finalized

100_1465Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes has been conducting a series of town meetings to gather input on election laws and practices. 

The exact times and locations of the final three events are now set:

June 3rd at 12:30 p.m. CST – McCracken County:  Robert Cherry Civic Center, 2701 Park Avenue, Paducah, KY
June 6th at 12:30 p.m. EST – Jefferson County: Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. 6th Street, Louisville, KY
June 20th at 5:30 p.m. EST – Madison County:  Madison County Extension Office, 230 Duncannon Lane, Richmond, KY

The format of the input meetings is fairly straightforward.  It's a 60 minute discussion facilitated by the Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. There is some context at the beginning and some recognition of county clerks' office representatives. 

But mostly, the event is focused on a series of questions like "What are your thoughts about our current voter registration process?" "18 states offer online voter registration. Should we try to move in that direction?" "What is your election day experience like?" and "32 states allow early voting. Should we allow no-excuse early voting in Kentucky too?"

After a few people raise their hands and give thoughts, the conversation moves on to the next question.

So KFTC members and friends who come are encouraged to think about the points they'd like to make before they arrive so you can beready to raise your hand right away.

It would also be valuable to really root your input in values and stories and make it personal.  This earlier blog entry can help you think through that and make a more compelling statement

Please plan on coming out to a meeting close to where you live and speaking your mind - and be in touch with your local KFTC organizer or Dave Newton (Dave@kftc.org) if you plan on attending.

Here's a great news story about the last meeting in Northern KY in the Cincinnati Enquirer and a KFTC blog entry about the same event.

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