Daviess County was one of 12 counties randomly selected for a 2022 post-general election audit by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron. The audits are performed to determine if any irregularities took place.
Cameron said the state received 379 complaints pertaining to the general election — an increase from the 2020 election (330 complaints) and the 2022 primary (295).
Daviess and 11 other counties were chosen by random draw from a barrel on Monday morning.
Daviess County Clerk Leslie McCarty said being audited in the 2020 primary — when her office was also randomly selected — prepared her for this time around.
McCarty said the Daviess County Board of Elections will be required to submit its grand jury report to the attorney general’s office as part of the audit.
That report includes details from prior to the election through the end of the election. Complete voter turnout as well as goals and lessons learned from the election are also included.
“You give a very detailed narrative-like essay of what happened on all those days, and then you kind of conclude with what you’re going to do in the future or you know, how you can change or improve things,” she said.
McCarty noted that the reports of the electioneering incident and the coding error that affected 55 early voters are already included in the report.
After completing independent investigations in each of the 12 counties, the Attorney General’s Department of Criminal Investigations and Office of Special Prosecutions will present their findings to the grand jury and chief circuit judge of each audited county.