Secretary of State en Source: White House to Nominate John Kerry as Next Secretary of State <div class="_1x1"><div class="userContentWrapper"><div class="_wk"><span class="userContent">The website Politico is reporting that a White House source has confirmed that Sen. John Kerry will be nominated to be the next Secretary of State. Hillary Clinton has said she wants to step down soon from her post, and Kerry has been widely considered one of the top candidates to succeed her.</span> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 15:35:13 +0000 Kevin Willis 23861 at Deadline Approaches for Kentucky Write-in Candidates <p>Anyone wanting to file as a write-in candidate for the November 6<sup>th</sup> election in Kentucky must do so by Friday of this week. Under Kentucky law, write-in candidates for any office are required to file a Declaration of Intent to be a Write-in Candidate, and they must pay a filing fee prescribed by statute. Write-in candidates for President and Vice-President must also file a list of presidential electors pledged to the candidates. Sun, 21 Oct 2012 14:05:00 +0000 Dan Modlin 20976 at Grimes Wants Fewer Challenges for Deployed Soldiers Trying to Vote <p>Kentucky&#39;s secretary of state is one of a half-dozen from across the country going the Middle East to assist soldiers to vote. The Lexington Herald-Leader says the Federal Voting Assistance Program and the Department of Defense asked Alison Lundergan Grimes to spend two weeks in September traveling in Afghanistan, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to meet with American uniformed soldiers. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:59:17 +0000 Associated Press 16266 at Kentucky Woman to Cast Ballot for First Time in Over Eight Decades <p>Margaret Harris hasn&#39;t voted in an election in 84 years. But she intends to on November 6. The 105-year-old Harrodsburg resident was born 14 years before American women got the right to vote. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:08:42 +0000 Associated Press 15384 at Bill Reducing Costs for Special Elections Clears State Senate <p>Lawmakers in both chambers have passed a bill aimed at reducing the cost of uncontested special legislative elections. Kentucky House lawmakers passed the measure weeks ago, while it passed the Senate Wednesday. Wed, 14 Mar 2012 21:01:40 +0000 9099 at Former Indiana Secretary of State Sentenced <p>After a&nbsp;14-month legal battle, former Indiana Secretary of State&nbsp;Charlie White&nbsp;has been sentenced to one year of home detention. Superior&nbsp;Court Judge Steven Nation ruled White intentionally defrauded the public by using his ex-wife&#39;s address to vote&nbsp;in the May 2010&nbsp;primary&nbsp;and continuing to&nbsp;take his town council salary after he had&nbsp;moved out of the district.</p><p> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 12:55:20 +0000 Joe Corcoran 8005 at