Kentucky’s secretary of state candidates fielded questions Monday night on a KET forum including topics like early voting, requiring photo ID, and protecting voter rolls.
When asked about the possibility of moving to an open primary where independent voters could cast a ballot, Louisville election attorney Michael Adams said he favors the current primary process. “I think the parties ought to have their own process. Let them make the decisions about whether they want a primary or a caucus. Do they want it open? Do they want it closed? Asked Adams.
Former State Commissioner of Veterans Affairs Heather French Henry believes that any substantial change like switching to an open primary needs review. “You have to go in with an open mind and having conversations first. No one needs to go in swinging a ball bat certainly. There’s lots of ground to cover, lots of research to be done.” Said French Henry.
French Henry and Adams are among the candidates vying for state constitutional offices on Nov. 5.
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