Lawsuit seeks access to absentee voter rolls

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Associated Press

Posted on April 13, 2014 at 9:12 PM

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A state Senate candidate has filed a lawsuit challenging a law passed last year that keeps absentee voter rolls private until after election.

The Kentucky Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1hlQwZU) reports Deb Sheldon, who is running for the open 24th District seat, says she and other candidates should have access to the names.

County clerks say that candidates previously had asked for the list of people who requested absentee ballots as a way of identifying likely voters.

The lawsuit seeks to make the names public before the May 20 primary. It also asks the court to declare the state law unconstitutional.

The 24th Senate District includes the counties of Campbell, Pendleton and Bracken.

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Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com

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