Amy Ferguson | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Amy Ferguson

District/Office: 
Political party: 
Democrat
Question 1: 

What is your vision for strengthening civic participation in Boone County? How will our county be better in four years if you are elected?

 

I have come to see that we are failing our students in Civics education.  I plan to use my position as County Clerk to improve, in a non-partisan way, the civic engagement of our students and citizens. At the end of my term I would like to see a significant increase in voter turnout and registration by engaging directly with the community.

Question 2: 

If you become Boone County Clerk, what will you do to increase voter registration and turnout?

I think we would see increased voter registration if the State website GovoteKY.com was featured prominently in all government buildings and well as any correspondence originating from the Clerk's office. This will bring a greater awareness of the convenience of online registration.

Question 3: 

What is your view on modernizing state election laws? Specifically, do you support allowing early voting, mail-in ballots, extended hours at polling locations, offering ballots in multiple languages and other election reforms? Please explain.

I think that voting is one of our most fundamental rights and duties as citizens. I would support legislative efforts and any initiative that expands voter access. Having more flexibility in the time and manner of voting is a great way to allow more people to have a voice in their representation. I support mail-in ballots, early voting, extended hours, multiple language ballots, and we should have automatic voter registration.

Question 4: 

Do you support a constitutional amendment restoring voting rights to the hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians with felonies in their past who have completed their sentence? Please explain.

I strongly support an amendment that would restore voting rights to citizens with felony records. These Kentuckians are past the punitive part of their legal case and should be given the rights and privileges afforded all citizens including the right to vote.

Question 5: 

How will you ensure that voters who have their voting rights, but may be in jail or awaiting trial on election day, are able to vote?

I would insure that every legally able voter is given access to their right to vote. Provisional ballots can be given to those voters who are unable to go to their voting locations due to incarceration.