State officials are pressing the importance of easy access to voter registration. Recently, the Commonwealth launched GoVoteKentucky.com in attempt to do just that. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is optimistic about the new online system. On this week's Eastern Standard, we'll be discussing voter participation, and voter turnout. Why is voter turnout so low? How do we increase voter participation? We also venture into other topics about voting, including people's perceptions of voter fraud in elections.
Guests this week include:
- Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky Secretary of State since 2012;
- Emily Beaulieu, Associate Professor in Comparative Politics in the department of Political Science at the University of Kentucky;
- Ben Knoll, Assistant Professor of Politics at Centre College; - Darrin Wilson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at Eastern Kentucky University.