Under Kentucky law, an employer is prohibited from discharging, threatening, or coercing an employee in an effort to influence the employee's vote. Employers also may not give out any statement that employees have been requested to vote for any person (KY Rev. Stat. Sec. 121.310).
Note: This law has been determined to be unconstitutional as applied to a state employee. In the case, the court held that the part of the law prohibiting employers from circulating statements to employees violated the free speech rights of a county clerk who circulated a letter to employees containing a statement that the clerk would “very much appreciate” a vote for and support of his friend, who was running for state senator (State Registry of Election Finance v. Blevins,57 S.W.3d 289 (Ky. 2001) ). Despite this ruling, employers should still proceed with caution in this area.