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Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, that the Commonwealth’s four state veterans centers will now serve as polling places in future elections. Grimes joined Brigadier General Benjamin Adams III, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, in making the announcement. Grimes said making sure Kentucky’s 304,000 military veterans can easily access the ballot box is the most fundamental way we can honor their service. This initiative to ensure veterans center residents can easily cast their ballots is made possible through the partnership of Grimes, the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, state veterans centers, and local county boards of elections in Jessamine, Perry, Hopkins, and Hardin counties, who county clerks were instrumental in the initiative. The veterans centers will serve as the official polling place for the voting precinct where they are located.