Thursday, March 24, 2016

Grimes scheduled to speak at UK election law symposium

(AP) — Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will deliver the keynote address during a symposium on election law at the University of Kentucky.

The symposium is scheduled for Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the University of Kentucky College of Law Courtroom. Grimes, a Democrat, is Kentucky's chief election officer.

The symposium will feature talks from election law professors from around the country. Topics include voter identification, gerrymandering and campaign finance. 
Judge Jim Park and Gregory Pettit are scheduled to discuss "The Spider Election," a book about Lexington's 1973 disputed mayoral election. Pettit is the son of Foster Pettit, the first mayor of Lexington-Fayette County after the two governments merged in 1973.

The event is sponsored by the Kentucky Law Journal and is free and open to the public.