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Grimes: Vote in Honor of Veterans

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is encouraging Kentucky residents to take advantage of her office’s “Vote in Honor of a Veteran” program to show respect for the men and women who risk their lives to protect the right to vote.

“More than 350,000 veterans, the fourth most in the United States, live in Kentucky,” said Grimes. “We must never take for granted the sacrifices our veterans make and the freedoms they dedicate their lives to guaranteeing. I hope all Kentuckians will show their respect for our veterans by choosing to vote in honor of a veteran in the November 6th General Election.”

Grimes recently returned from a trip to the Middle East, where she assessed military voting and met with Kentuckians who are serving abroad. She continued her evaluation of military ballot access in Kentucky by meeting with veterans from across the state. “It is always my privilege to meet and thank personally our nation’s heroes, whether at home or abroad, active-duty or veteran,” said Grimes. “I believe we must always show our gratitude to and stand up for those who stand up for us.” 

Through Grimes’ program, voters may obtain a special button from their county clerk or the Secretary of State’s office. The button can be personalized to reflect the name of the veteran in whose honor the vote is being cast. Voters can also submit to the Secretary of State’s website a personal tribute to the veteran they are honoring.

For additional information on the Vote in Honor of a Veteran program, to request a button, or to leave a tribute, please visit www.sos.ky.gov/veterans. You can also follow @kysecofstate on Twitter and like Kentucky Office of the Secretary of State on Facebook to be sure you receive other important election-related announcements.

SOURCE: press release