Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes

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Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is encouraging eligible Kentuckians to register to vote by the deadline, April 23, ahead of the Commonwealth's Primary Election next month.


Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Rep. John Sims, and members of their medical marijuana task force on Thursday unveiled the legislative proposal that is the result of their discussions. Sims filed House Bill 166 Wednesday.

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Members of Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and Rep. John Sims' medical cannabis task force on Thursday discussed the concepts of a legislative proposal for the 2018 legislative session. The legislation is anticipated to be bipartisan.

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Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and representatives from the Kentucky Association of Food Banks (KAFB) and the Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts presented the inaugural Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl, the prize for gathering the most food in a statewide food drive held in October.

Big Sandy Area Development District took the overall award having raised nearly 1/3 of a pound of food per person in their district. The rural district winner is the Purchase Area Development District, and the Northern Kentucky Area Development District is the urban area winner.

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Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is encouraging Kentucky cities and counties to endorse medical marijuana legislation which can help their citizens, many who are veterans fighting physical and mental illnesses, get care and relief they need.

"It's clear momentum is building for medical cannabis in Kentucky. I challenge our local officials in cities and counties across the Commonwealth to join in the effort to bring relief to thousands of Kentuckians who suffer daily – their own citizens," Grimes said.


Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is convening a task force of Kentuckians to focus on a legislative proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky, Grimes announced Wednesday. The group will also study and propose potential implementation and regulation processes.

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is visiting Taiwan next week on an international trade mission to Asia with a delegation from the United States.

Grimes is one of four secretaries of state selected to participate in a trip the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) is coordinating and funding. Grimes made a similar visit in 2013, making the trip her second in office.

Early Voting Provisions Grimes Championed Become Law

Apr 12, 2017

A new law to strengthen Kentucky's early voting statutes took effect late Tuesday, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Wednesday. Gov. Matt Bevin signed House Bill 319 into law just before the 10-day veto period expired after the General Assembly adjourned.

"I am extremely proud to see part of the early voting reforms we have pushed for years finally take effect," Grimes said. "This new law will give thousands of voters who struggle with age, a disability or illness a path to have their voices heard by voting early via mail or in person."


Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes welcomed and congratulated new United States citizens at a naturalization ceremony on Thursday at the national headquarters of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Grimes recognized 97 new citizens from 39 different countries who took the oath of citizenship to become Americans officially. She spoke to the new citizens and their families about the importance of voter participation, civic engagement, and being committed to their communities.


Joining advocates and lawmakers from across Kentucky, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes formally recorded a new law that will help aid communication between more than 700,000 deaf and hard of hearing Kentuckians and law enforcement. Gov. Matt Bevin signed Senate Bill 189 into law last week.

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The application to become a Kentucky notary public is now online at sos.ky.gov, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Wednesday. Nearly 500 online applications have already been submitted.

A notary public is a public servant appointed by state government to witness the signing of documents and to administer oaths. Kentucky residents and non-residents may apply to be notaries to perform notarial acts within the state of Kentucky, but these documents may be sent to other states for recording. More than 80,000 people are Kentucky notaries.

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Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes confirmed Tuesday nearly 60 percent of Kentucky voters cast ballots in last November's presidential election. The State Board of Elections recently finalized voter credit for the cycle.

"More Kentucky voters than ever – 1,955,195 – voted in the 2016 election," said Grimes, Kentucky's chief election official. "After our successful effort to launch online voter registration at GoVoteKY.com and make our voter rolls more accurate, a historic number of Kentuckians showed up and made their voices heard at the ballot box."


Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes urged lawmakers to renew a Kentucky law that provides tax incentives to Kentucky farmers who donate to food banks. Grimes was a prominent backer of legislation creating the incentives.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Kentucky Outstanding Civic Education Leadership Award, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced today. The award recognizes teachers, school administrators, legislators and community leaders who have made significant contributions toward promoting civic learning to teach students the importance of being engaged citizens.


Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief business official, is reminding Kentucky businesses and those authorized to do business in Kentucky that they must file an annual report with the Secretary of State’s office and pay a $15 filing fee no later than June 30, 2017.

Businesses can quickly file their 2017 annual reports by visiting the Secretary of State’s website, sos.ky.gov. The online report includes information generated from businesses' prior filings, eliminating the need to enter the same information every year.


Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is beginning a tour of the state to hold conversations with Kentuckians about the state of the commonwealth's civic health. The series of stops, which will be in every part of Kentucky, started Thursday at the University of Louisville.