GOP Secretary of State candidate Bill Johnson has gone on the offensive with the issues raised over homeless voter registration.
Johnson echoed Boone County Clerk Kenny Brown’s concerns about a memo from the State Board of Elections instructing clerks not to refuse to register a homeless person because they don’t have a traditional residential address.
He issued another statement Wednesday morning:
DOES THE RULE OF LAW APPLY TO ELECTIONS?
ELKTON – KRS 116.155 requires that an address be provided BEFORE being registered to vote. However, recent guidance from Secretary of State Elaine Walker and the board of elections requires county clerks to register homeless voters even if an address cannot be determined. This is a violation of Kentucky statute; however, Walker called it a non-issue.
Alison Grimes, Democrat candidate for Secretary of State and Lexington lawyer, has not issued any statement regarding this disregard for Kentucky law.
“Frankly, I think Elaine Walker should resign and Alison Grimes is unfit for office if they think violating Kentucky law is appropriate.