Some of the votes for Tuesday’s primary may not be counted until June because of a lawsuit filed Monday by the Kentucky State Board of Elections. A Jefferson Circuit Court judge has agreed to enter a restraining order directing nine county clerks to certify votes from a dozen military and overseas voters who failed to receive their absentee ballots on time. The Kentucky State Board of Elections and Secretary of State Allison Lundergran Grimes filed a lawsuit Monday against the software company that sends out absentee ballots and the clerks in nine counties, including Jefferson, alleging 12 qualified military and overseas voters were not sent ballots on time.
The voters were supposed to be sent their ballots within three days of sending them in but only received the ballots Monday, according to the suit.
At the request of the Kentucky Board of Elections, Judge Susan Schultz Gibson ordered that the voters ballots will be certified as long as they are postmarked no later than 6 p.m. Tuesday and received by May 29.