GOP Secretary of State candidate Bill Johnson said he will either file an ethics complaint or motion in court soon objecting to a memo sent from the state on the procedure for registering homeless voters.
The Kentucky Board of Elections sent a memo to county clerks identifying the need for clarification in voter registration applications from the homeless that have incomplete address information, due to a recent increase in the number of those voters.
Both Johnson and Boone County Clerk Kenny Brown have expressed concerns that the policy could lead to voter fraud.
Johnson stressed that he’s not against homeless people registering to vote, but said state law requires an identifiable location for the voter. That could be a homeless shelter or a park bench, he said.
“It has got to be an identifiable place,” Johnson said. “You can’t just say ‘homeless.’ You can’t just say place-to-place.”