Press Release: September 27, 2005, on the Kentucky Secretary of State's Website.

With internet scams rampant on the World Wide Web, Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson announced a new effort to protect voters from fraudulent websites in anticipation of the largest election in Kentucky History with more than 4000 races on the ballot. Grayson, who was joined by Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron (New Mexico), made the historic announcement at the National Press Club. Kentucky & New Mexico will be the first states in the country to address fraudulent candidate websites.

The new service will be available, free-of-charge, to all candidates who file with the offices of the Kentucky and New Mexico Secretary of State. The service utilizes cutting edge technology developed by ElectionMall Technologies, Inc. The Election Security Seal Program provides an online environment in which viewers are assured they are dealing with the legitimate websites of candidates.

Official candidates who have filed with the Kentucky Office of the Secretary of State will have the option to place an encrypted Secretary of State's seal onto their site.