FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - The way Kentucky's military votes may move into the 21st century in the next state election. Senate Bill One will likely be one of the first orders of business when the new General Assembly convenes Tuesday.
The bill is also known as the Kentucky heroes voting bill initiative. Secretary of State Allison Grimes introduced it after a visit with the men and women of the Commonwealth serving overseas. She said it basically allows our state military to email back their ballots during the election, an option that Grimes says is keeping Kentucky from being praised as one of the top states with military voting rights.
"It's about making sure our men and women in uniform and our overseas voters have the information at their hands and are able to cast their vote just like you and I would even though they are absent from the commonwealth on election day."
The bill is still being drafted. Republican Senate President Elect Robert Stivers is one of the sponsors. If passed, it could be implemented for the 2014 elections.
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