Justin Crigler | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Justin Crigler

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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?

Boone County will be better in four years if I am elected because I will increase voter turnout, continue to make customer service a top priority and strive make it even better, have a financially streamlined office/budget, have complete transparency with finance and have safe and fair elections.

I have been modernizing the office with new technology and will continue to do so. We are already a top notch office and will continue everyday to stay on top and to be the best County Clerk's office in the Commonwealth.

Question 2: 

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

I will increase voter turnout by going out to schools and local organizations and explaining the importance of voting and explain to everyone how easy and important it is to vote. I will continue to put on the website, all forms of social media and the newspaper how to easily register to vote.

I will use social media in all forms to encourage everyone to get out and vote. I will attend forums and grass roots events to help make it easy for people to register to vote.

I do most of those already as Clerk but will continue to strive for better and more efficient ways to help the public.

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 as County Clerk we should always stay as up to date as possible and make it as easy as possible for people to get out and vote.

I would and do support early voting. I could see extending the hours at polling place a little bit (by maybe two more hours).

Ballots in multiple languages seems like a logical and good idea as well.

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.

Overall, I would support a constitutional amendment to restore voting rights to those Kentuckians with felonies in their past who have completed their sentence.

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 believe those in jail or awaiting trial on election day should have the chance to vote.

If they would request an absentee ballot they should be given one and have chance to vote. Some of this matter would fall on the jail to ensure the safety and security of the voting process. But, I do feel this could be done with the help of the jailer.