Boone Co. Commissioner To Cast Vote From Kuwait

Posted On September 16, 2013

Charlie Kenner

(Boone County, Ky.) – A Boone County commissioner will be able to continue working on the public’s business while serving in Kuwait.


According to the Kentucky Enquirer, the commissioners voted last week to allow three Boone County Fiscal Court meetings to be held by videoconference, allowing Commissioner Charlie Kenner to vote although he isn’t even in the country.


Kenner, a dentist, is serving a 90-day tour in Kuwait with the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps. He was deployed in August.


The first fiscal court meeting allowing Kenner to vote via videoconference will take place Tuesday, September 17. Kentucky Revised Statute 61.826 states, in part, that a public agency may conduct any meeting other than a closed session through video teleconference, the Enquirer reports.


Kenner actually appeared by videoconference at a September 8 fiscal court meeting, but did not count toward a quorum or vote. His long-distance appearance at that meeting served as a test of the connectivity and delay in the videoconference.