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Bill would make it easier for Kentuckians serving overseas to vote

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Senate President-elect Robert Stivers and Secretary of State Alison Grimes announced their support Monday for Senate Bill One, which is designed to make it easier for Kentuckians serving in the military overseas to vote.

The legislation would implement online voter registration for uniformed service and overseas voters.  If passed, the bill would allow ballots to be cast by e-mail instead of using the U.S. Post Office, which is now required by current Kentucky law.

"While I am encouraged by the great care taken by the armed services to ensure the safe delivery of ballots and efforts to encourage participation, I also have seen firsthand that there remain significant obstacles to military and overseas voting," said Grimes. "We must do all that we can to preserve the privileges of citizenship that thousands of Kentuckians dedicate their lives to fighting for."

Stivers and Grimes believe the bill will pass because of their bi-partisan effort.  Stivers is a Republican, Grimes a Democrat.

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