Status of Audit Legislation: 
Law since 1986

This information was updated in September 2013 using the Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS).

State Summary Kentucky has two separate laws that suggest two separate and independent post-election audit processes take place. The first is Title X KRS 117.383(8), which requires a manual recount of precincts representing between 3% and 5% of the total ballots cast in each election. While the statute requires the State Board of Elections to develop rules and regulations for audits, at present, there are no rules regarding audits contained in the relevant portions of the Kentucky Administrative Regulations. See Title 31, State Board of Elections.

The second is law is Title X KRS 15.243(3), which requires the Attorney General to conduct an “independent inquiry” in at least 5% of the state's counties. We address both audits in our description below.

Sampling Method: 

3 to 5% of total ballots cast.


No trigger indicated

State Board of Elections
Who Conducts the Audit?: 
State Board of Elections
Location of Random Selection: 
State Board of Elections
Types of Voting Machines in Use: 
DREs without printers For more detailed information, see Verified Voting's website:
Races that are Audited: 
Entire ballot
Voting Units that are Audited: