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Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams

Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams

Kentucky's Secretary of State Michael Adams talks about the May 2022 primary and election reforms going into effect this voting cycle, shifts in voter registration, combating disinformation about election integrity and his possible future political aspirations.
Season 17 Episode 25 Length 27:36 Premiere: 5/8/22

Secretary of State Discusses New Legislation to Expand Voting and to Improve Election Security

Even though the validity of Kentucky’s vote in the 2020 presidential contest was not challenged, Secretary of State Michael Adams has faced a barrage of questions and accusations about election security in the commonwealth.

“Unfortunately there are people who are spreading false information about our election system,” says Adams. “I get emails and calls about it, legislators get them, and we’re sick and tired of it.”

Adams has received so many questions that he’s created a page on his website called Rumor Control just to address a range of concerns from voting machines being connected to the internet (they’re not) to who counts the ballots (volunteer Republicans and Democrats in every community). He says he finds people are generally divided into three camps: those who trust the election process, those who don’t believe anything about voting security regardless of the facts, and those in the middle who aren’t sure what to think.

“Those are people that I’m trying to show that we’re running a legitimate process,” says Adams.

New Voting Options Await Kentuckians

Adams, a Republican, campaigned for Secretary of State in 2019 with a promise of making it easier to vote and harder to cheat on elections. Since taking office he’s helped shepherd several measures through the legislature to update how voting operates in the commonwealth.

For example, House Bill 564, overwhelmingly approved by the 2022 General Assembly, includes more options for voting, starting with the May primaries. Adams says eligible voters who will be out of town on election day as well as those who are elderly, immunocompromised, or in the last months of pregnancy can request an absentee ballot. They can return their ballot by mail or at drop box provided by their county clerk’s office.

Those individuals can also vote absentee in person at their county clerk’s office for six days ahead of election day.

Early balloting is open to any qualified voter the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday ahead of election day.

And on election day, polls will be open the normal 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Given all the new voting options, Adams is reluctant to predict what turnout might be for the primaries. He says his predecessors would estimate turnout based on the number of absentee ballots requested. Historically, 2 percent of Kentuckians voted absentee and 98 percent voted in person, according to Adams.

“We’ve had about twice as many requests for absentee ballots in this cycle than we had at this point four years ago,” he says. “We’re not sure if that means higher turnout… It’s harder this time to make a prediction.”

Even without a formal prediction, Adams says he expects turnout to be higher than the 19 percent statewide turnout in the 2019 elections for governor and constitutional offices.

“I think you’ll have pretty good turnout, but it will be much higher in some places than it is in other places,” he says.

Election Security Measures

Other legislation passed this year codifies existing state policy that voting machines cannot to be connected to the internet, which could put them at risk of hacking. Adams says Kentucky machines have never been connected to the internet, and he calls allegations to the contrary an “urban legend.”

Lawmakers also heeded a call to return to paper ballots. Some counties never stopped using them, but all counties will be required to implement them by 2024. Adams says voters have more trust in their vote when there is a paper trail, but he adds printed ballots also make it easier to tabulate the vote faster, and to do recounts when necessary.

Adams has also addressed another myth about auditing of vote totals.

“There has been a lot of demand from constituents, primarily from one side of the aisle, wanting what they call a forensic audit,” says Adams. “The problem with that is there is no such thing as a forensic audit. It doesn’t exist.”

Senate Bill 216 does double the number of counties that will be subject to post-election audits. Adams says those audits are done at random by the Kentucky Attorney General’s office. That legislation also expands so-called “risk-limiting audits,” which Adams says is a simple count of the paper ballots to compare that number against what the voting machine tapes report.

Given that there are now multiple days of in-person voting, county clerks are required to use video surveillance of voting machines when polling locations are closed. Adams says this wasn’t necessary when balloting happened on a single day. But now that machines are staying at third-party sites like schools, churches, and community centers for several days, Adams says video surveillance is an important security protocol.

Finally, new state law makes it a crime to threaten the Secretary of State, his or her staff, boards of elections, county election officials, and poll workers. Adams says that became necessary after the 2020 cycle, when election officials across the nation faced harassment, intimidation, and in some cases death threats.

“There’s 15,000-plus people that it takes to run an election in Kentucky and we want them all feeing protected,” says Adams. “We don’t any threat of harm deterring people from volunteering.”

All of these changes leave Kentucky with a voting system that Adams says is more accessible and secure than it’s ever been. He says there could be more changes in the future, but for now he wants to see how the new procedures and protocols work.

“This is really a great accomplishment, I think, for our state,” says Adams, “but it’s new, and when things change, there’s room for error.”

Striving to Be ‘Even-Handed’ in Partisan Times

Even as supporters of former President Donald Trump continue to spread the “Big Lie” that the 2020 contest was stolen, Adams says the election was fairly won by Democrat Joe Biden. He says the United States has seen several eras when such rampant political polarization has peaked.

“You tend to have these populist flare-ups every quarter-century or so” says Adams. “People get really divided and really angry and there’s violence, and then they subside.”

Although Kentucky is now considered a red state, voter registrations are basically even: 45.4 percent for Democrats and 44.9 percent for Republicans, according to Adams. He says the fastest growing group of voters is those who have tired of the traditional two-party system are registering independent. Adams says he has to remind his fellow Republicans that these trends are important.

“We’re now at parity with Democrats, almost, but we’re not the majority. We’re only 45 percent at best,” he says. “If we don’t get the independents to vote for our candidates, we’re going to lose. So let’s make sure that we’re appealing to other people beyond our own little echo chamber.”

Adams says he doesn’t see gerrymandering as an issue in Kentucky, but decries efforts by both parties to try to swing election laws to their favor at the state and federal levels. He says he’s faced criticism from both sides of the aisle for his attempts to be what he sees as even-handed in voting policies. He says a good election system must be fair-minded and non-partisan. A civic health initiative from his office even seeks to help Kentuckians find trustworthy information and reduce political polarization at the state level.

“It’s getting pretty toxic out there,” says Adams. “It’s dangerous.”

As for his own future, Adams says he plans to seek reelection in 2023. But he says he might consider a run for attorney general if current Attorney General Daniel Cameron decides to run for governor.

And Adams says he wouldn’t mind a turn at chief executive someday in the future as well.

“I would love to be governor, but I would have to be convinced that there’s enough Republicans to vote for a candidate that wants to transcend that divide and reach out to the other side,” says Adams.

Until then, Adams has been chosen to participate in the Rodel Fellowship in Public Leadership, a two-year program that brings together a group of state and local officials comprised of both Republicans and Democrats to develop bipartisan approaches to leadership and problem solving.

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Ben Chandler - Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky - S17 E33

  • Wednesday May 25, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday May 25, 2022 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday May 22, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday May 22, 2022 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday May 22, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday May 22, 2022 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday May 22, 2022 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday May 22, 2022 11:00 am CT on KET

Jason Merrick - S11 E35

  • Friday May 20, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 20, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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  • Friday May 20, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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Fayette County Veterans Treatment Court - S11 E34

  • Thursday May 19, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday May 19, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday May 19, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday May 19, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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Dr. Lynne Saddler - S11 E33

  • Wednesday May 18, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 18, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 18, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 18, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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  • Wednesday May 18, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Scott Hesseltine - S11 E32

  • Tuesday May 17, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 17, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 17, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 17, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 17, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 17, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Jessie Laine Powell - S11 E31

  • Monday May 16, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 16, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday May 16, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 16, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday May 16, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 16, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Marcie Timmerman - Mental Health America of Kentucky - S17 E32

  • Sunday May 22, 2022 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday May 22, 2022 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday May 21, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday May 21, 2022 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 18, 2022 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday May 18, 2022 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday May 18, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday May 18, 2022 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday May 15, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday May 15, 2022 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday May 15, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday May 15, 2022 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday May 15, 2022 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday May 15, 2022 11:00 am CT on KET

Oral Health Care In Kentucky - S11 E30

  • Friday May 13, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 13, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday May 13, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 13, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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  • Friday May 13, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Kishonna Gray - S11 E29

  • Thursday May 12, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday May 12, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday May 12, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday May 12, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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  • Thursday May 12, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Gretchen Hunt - S11 E28

  • Wednesday May 11, 2022 10:29 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 11, 2022 9:29 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 11, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 11, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 11, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 11, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Dr. Erin Frazier - S11 E27

  • Tuesday May 10, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 10, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 10, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 10, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 10, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
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Crystal Wilkinson - S11 E26

  • Monday May 9, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 9, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday May 9, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 9, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday May 9, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 9, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams - S17 E31

  • Sunday May 15, 2022 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday May 15, 2022 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday May 14, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday May 14, 2022 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 11, 2022 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday May 11, 2022 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday May 11, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday May 11, 2022 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday May 8, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday May 8, 2022 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday May 8, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday May 8, 2022 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday May 8, 2022 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday May 8, 2022 11:00 am CT on KET

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes - S11 E25

  • Friday May 6, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 6, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention - S11 E24

  • Thursday May 5, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday May 5, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday May 5, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
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A Tribute to Georgia Davis Powers - S11 E18

  • Wednesday May 4, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 4, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Andrew Brennen - S11 E17

  • Tuesday May 3, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 3, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 3, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 3, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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  • Tuesday May 3, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Anthony Smith - S11 E16

  • Monday May 2, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 2, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday May 2, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 2, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday May 2, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 2, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Brigitte Blom - Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence - S17 E30

  • Sunday May 8, 2022 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday May 8, 2022 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday May 7, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday May 7, 2022 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 4, 2022 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday May 4, 2022 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday May 4, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday May 4, 2022 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday May 1, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday May 1, 2022 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday May 1, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday May 1, 2022 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday May 1, 2022 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday May 1, 2022 11:00 am CT on KET

Wayne Lewis - S11 E15

  • Friday April 29, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday April 29, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday April 29, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday April 29, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday April 29, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday April 29, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear - S11 E11

  • Thursday April 28, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday April 28, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday April 28, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday April 28, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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  • Thursday April 28, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Miss Kentucky Clark Davis - S11 E10

  • Wednesday April 27, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 27, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 27, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 27, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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  • Wednesday April 27, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Ari Berman - S11 E9

  • Tuesday April 26, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 26, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 26, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 26, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 26, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 26, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Allison Joseph - S11 E8

  • Monday April 25, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday April 25, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday April 25, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday April 25, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday April 25, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday April 25, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Tom Shelton - Henry Clay Center - S17 E18

  • Sunday May 1, 2022 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday May 1, 2022 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday April 30, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday April 30, 2022 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 27, 2022 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday April 27, 2022 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday April 27, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday April 27, 2022 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday April 24, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday April 24, 2022 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday April 24, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday April 24, 2022 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday April 24, 2022 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday April 24, 2022 11:00 am CT on KET

Jill Seyfred - Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky - S17 E28

  • Sunday April 24, 2022 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday April 24, 2022 7:00 am CT on KETKY
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Season 17 Episodes

Ben Chandler - Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky

S17 E27 Length 27:51 Premiere Date 5/22/22

Advancing Mental Health Awareness in Kentucky

S17 E26 Length 27:01 Premiere Date 5/15/22

Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams

S17 E25 Length 27:36 Premiere Date 5/8/22

Brigitte Blom - Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence

S17 E24 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 5/1/22

Jill Seyfred - Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky

S17 E23 Length 27:17 Premiere Date 4/18/22

Child Abuse Prevention in Kentucky

S17 E22 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 4/10/22

Kidney Health: Prevention, Treatment, and Organ Donation

S17 E21 Length 26:53 Premiere Date 4/3/22

Reporter Jonathan Bullington

S17 E20 Length 28:07 Premiere Date 2/27/22

Nikki Lanier - Harper Slade

S17 E19 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 2/20/22

WFPL's Stephanie Wolf and Jess Clark

S17 E18 Length 27:51 Premiere Date 2/13/22

Felicia C. Smith - National Center for Families Learning

S17 E17 Length 27:33 Premiere Date 2/6/22

Tom Shelton - Henry Clay Center

S17 E16 Length 27:33 Premiere Date 1/23/22

Cabinet for Health and Family Services Sec. Eric Friedlander

S17 E15 Length 28:10 Premiere Date 1/9/22

Exploring Solutions to the Healthcare Worker Shortage

S17 E14 Length 27:01 Premiere Date 12/12/21

William Turner on Black Life in Appalachia

S17 E13 Length 27:54 Premiere Date 11/21/21

Kentucky Poet Laureate Crystal Wilkinson

S17 E12 Length 27:43 Premiere Date 11/14/21

Addressing Needs of Kentuckians with Disabilities

S17 E11 Length 27:36 Premiere Date 11/7/21

Chelsea Ellis-Hogan

S17 E9 Length 27:11 Premiere Date 10/31/21

2021 Kentucky Book Festival

S17 E8 Length 28:12 Premiere Date 10/24/21

Devine Carama

S17 E7 Length 27:41 Premiere Date 10/17/21

Rufus Friday

S17 E6 Length 27:56 Premiere Date 10/10/21

Aaron Thompson

S17 E5 Length 28:04 Premiere Date 10/3/21

Whitney Austin - Reducing Gun Violence

S17 E4 Length 27:01 Premiere Date 9/26/21

Filmmaker Sarah Burns

S17 E3 Length 28:11 Premiere Date 9/19/21

Charlene Buckles and Dan Wu

S17 E2 Length 27:23 Premiere Date 9/12/21

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