2014 Kentucky Revised Statutes
Download as PDF
117.187 Training regarding election laws for state and county officials -Training and compensation for election officers and training for certified
The State Board of Elections shall regularly provide special training regarding
the election laws and methods of enforcement to all members of county boards
of elections, county attorneys, Commonwealth's attorneys, and certain
members of the Department of Kentucky State Police.
The county board of elections shall provide special training before each
primary and regular election, and any special election held during a year in
which no elections are scheduled, to all election officers, alternates, and
certified challengers regarding their duties and the penalties for failure to
perform. Election officers, including alternates, and certified challengers shall
attend the training session, unless excused by the county board of elections for
reason of illness or other emergency. Any person who fails to attend a training
session without being excused shall be prohibited from serving as an election
officer or challenger for a period of five (5) years. The training provided by the
county board of elections shall include but not be limited to the following:
(a) Operation of the voting machine or ballot cards;
(b) Posting of necessary signs and notices at the polling place;
(c) Voter assistance;
(d) Maintaining precinct rosters;
(e) Confirmation of a voter's identity;
(f) Challenge of a voter;
(g) Completing changes of address or name at the polling place;
(h) Qualifications for voting in a primary election;
(i) Electioneering and exit polling;
(j) Write-in voting procedures;
(k) Persons who may be in the voting room;
(l) Election violations and penalties;
(m) Assistance which may be provided by law enforcement officers;
(n) Election reports;
(o) Disability awareness;
(p) Provisional voting process;
(q) Election emergency contingency plan; and
(r) Elections and voting equipment security plan.
The county attorney shall attend the training session for election officers to
assist in explaining the duties and penalties for failure to perform.
Compensation in the minimum amount of ten dollars ($10) for reimbursement
of actual expenses shall be paid by the county to the election officers for
attending the training session.
Effective:July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 176, sec. 6, effective July 15, 2010. -Amended 2007 Ky. Acts ch. 85, sec. 158, effective June 26, 2007. -- Amended
2006 Ky. Acts ch. 7, sec. 2, effective March 8, 2006. -- Amended 2005 Ky. Acts
ch. 71, sec. 3, effective June 20, 2005. -- Amended 1998 Ky. Acts ch. 243,
sec. 10, effective April 1, 1998. -- Amended 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 15,
effective July 15, 1994. -- Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 288, sec. 50, effective
July 14, 1992. -- Created 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 12, effective July 15, 1988.
CHAPTER 117 - REGULATION OF ELECTIONS
117.187 Training regarding election laws for state and county officials -- Training and compensation for election officers and training for certified challengers.
Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. Kentucky may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.