Secretary of State
Deadline for Independent Candidates to File Statements of Candidacy is April 1, 2015

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, March 18, 2015  
Contact Information:  Lynn Sowards Zellen
Director of Communications
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes
(502) 330-9839

Individuals seeking to run as independent, political organization or political group candidates for offices on the ballot in the November General Election must file their Statement-of-Candidacy forms no later than Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at 4 p.m., Eastern Time. There is no fee to file a Statement of Candidacy.

The requirement applies to all offices scheduled for the regular election this year, which are:
• Governor/Lieutenant Governor
• Secretary of State
• Attorney General
• Auditor of Public Accounts
• Commissioner of Agriculture
• Treasurer

Potential candidates should contact the Secretary of State’s office to obtain the necessary paperwork.

Independent, political organization and political group candidates must file petitions of nomination, with the appropriate filing fee, no later than August 11, 2015. If a potential candidate fails to file a Statement of Candidacy, the Secretary of State cannot accept a petition from the candidate. 

For more information, please visit the Secretary of State’s website at