The National Association of Secretaries of State unanimously pass resolution reaffirming states' rights in election administration

07/10/2017 04:45 PM

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes along with other members of the National Association of Secretaries of State unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution in response to a letter they received from the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity.

In a statement, Grimes said that she helped lead the effort to reaffirm states’ constitutional rights to administer federal, state and local elections.

“As chief election officials, we are resolute in our shared obligation to ensure our elections are free and fair and engender the trust of our citizens,” Grimes said in a statement. “That means reaffirming the rights of our states to run our elections and protecting voters from unwarranted risks to their personal, sensitive information.”

The resolution reiterates the responsibilities of states to run elections and secretaries’ collective commitment to strengthening election cybersecurity and processes and increasing voter participation.

Madeline Janicki

Madeline is a producer for Spectrum News. You can watch her work on Pure Politics, the only statewide nightly show dedicated solely to Kentucky Politics. Madeline is an Indiana native and received her degree in Communications from Indiana University. Her background is as a news producer but her passion for civic engagement and drive to bring voters information on issues that impact their lives brought her to Pure Politics. Here she gets to work on projects like her multi-part digital series on how the national group Teach For America is working in Eastern Kentucky Schools. If you have a story idea, email her at


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