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Proposed bill allows deployed KY soldiers to cast ballots

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Senate President Robert Stivers said he intends to file legislation to ensure that Kentucky soldiers deployed overseas can cast ballots back home.

The designation "Senate Bill 1" has been reserved for the proposal, signifying it is the Senate's top priority. But the legislation hadn't been filed as of Thursday, and the filing deadline is Friday.

Stivers, who will sponsor the bill, said one provision of the measure, which would allow soldiers to return absentee ballots via email, was still up in the air on Thursday. A decision on whether to include that provision was imminent.

The government watchdog group Common Cause of Kentucky raised concerns about hackers potentially accessing email and influencing elections.

Secretary of State Alison Grimes wants the email provision included in the bill.

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