Government Technology

Don't "Video Your Vote" in Kentucky



October 19, 2008 By

Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson released a video today, which his office is distributing to colleges and universities around the state and sharing with other citizens via new media platforms such as Facebook.com, in which he urges citizens to be cautious when participating in a new YouTube PBS initiative called "Video Your Vote." The initiative encourages citizens "to document their voting experiences." However, the use of recording devices at the polls is illegal in Kentucky, and the Grayson wants citizens to know the laws on the books in Kentucky.

In the video, Grayson encourages voters to participate in the initiative but asks them to follow the law and respect other voters' privacy by recording videos away from the polls. Grayson noted that many voters find recording "intimidating." Intimidating voters is also forbidden by Kentucky law, as is recording the identity of voters.

Grayson also encouraged citizens who have viewed his video, to share it with others so that they will know the laws in Kentucky concerning polling place activities.

If a voter sees the use of voting equipment at the polls, the citizen should immediately tell the precinct election officers at the polling location. In addition, citizens can call their local county clerk or law enforcement officials to help with the problem.

The State Board of Elections recently made county clerks aware of the initiative which was just launched late last week. They also plan to help spread the message via new media outlets that typically have audiences that utilize YouTube.


| More

Comments

Add Your Comment

You are solely responsible for the content of your comments. We reserve the right to remove comments that are considered profane, vulgar, obscene, factually inaccurate, off-topic, or considered a personal attack.

In Our Library

White Papers | Exclusives Reports | Webinar Archives | Best Practices and Case Studies
Maintain Your IT Budget with Consistent Compliance Practices
Between the demands of meeting federal IT compliance mandates, increasing cybersecurity threats, and ever-shrinking budgets, it’s not uncommon for routine maintenance tasks to slip among state and local government IT departments. If it’s been months, or even only days, since you have maintained your systems, your agency may not be prepared for a compliance audit—and that could have severe financial consequences. Regardless of your mission, consistent systems keep your data secure, your age
Best Practice Guide for Cloud and As-A-Service Procurements
While technology service options for government continue to evolve, procurement processes and policies have remained firmly rooted in practices that are no longer effective. This guide, built upon the collaborative work of state and local government and industry executives, outlines and explains the changes needed for more flexible and agile procurement processes.
Fresh Ideas In Online Security for Public Safety Organizations
Lesley Carhart, Senior Information Security Specialist at Motorola Solutions, knows that online and computer security are more challenging than ever. Personal smartphones, removable devices like USB storage drives, and social media have a significant impact on security. In “Fresh Ideas in Online Security for Public Safely Organizations,” Lesley provides recommendations to improve your online security against threats from social networks, removable devices, weak passwords and digital photos.
View All

Featured Papers