FRANKFORT, Ky. — The 2020 General Election is over in Kentucky but the work of Secretary of State Michael Adams (R) is just beginning.

Adams' office released a statement today saying he would now begin work on legislation to make several of the election reforms instituted this year, permanent. 

Adams says he contacted all 120 county clerks to find out what they liked and what they thought could be accomplished in the future.

115 counties responded to Adams and of those here is what they told him:

  • 79% want to keep in-person early voting 
  • 92% support keeping “vote centers” (centralized locations where any county resident can vote) if voluntarily by county, and 63% support vote centers being required 
  • 70% favor keeping a signature cure process for absentee ballots
  • 89% support keeping the absentee ballot request portal 

“From day one, I’ve actively consulted with county clerks of both political parties as I develop election policy,” Adams said. “I’m so pleased that, by overwhelming margins, the county clerks agree with the four main tenets of the election reform legislation I’m preparing for the General Assembly to consider.”

The legislative session begins in Frankfort, Jan. 5, 2021.