Secretary of State
Secretary Grimes Announces Upcoming Candidate Filing Deadline
Independent, political organization and political
group candidates running for offices on the ballot in November must file their
petitions of nomination and pay the filing fee by August 11, 2015. The
paperwork must be received by filing official by 4 p.m. local time.
“I encourage all interested individuals to complete
their filings as soon as possible to allow time to address any problems with
their paperwork,” said Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.
Statewide constitutional offices –
Governor/Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Auditor of
Public Accounts, State Treasurer, and Commissioner of Agriculture – will be on
the November 3 General Election ballot. Independent, political organization and
political group candidates for those offices were required to file a statement
of candidacy form no later than April 1, 2015, to be qualified.
In addition, unexpired terms for the offices of Commonwealth’s
Attorney (56th Judicial Circuit), Justice of the Supreme Court (7th Supreme
Court District), Circuit Judge (42nd Circuit, 1st Division), and District Judge
(30th Circuit, 4th Division) will appear on the November 3 ballot. Candidates
for those unexpired terms were not required to file a statement of candidacy.
Candidates for statewide constitutional office,
judicial office and commonwealth’s attorney in a circuit that is comprised of
more than one county must file their candidacy papers with the Secretary of
There may be additional unexpired terms for offices
that file with the county clerk that will be on the ballot November 3.
Individuals who may want to run for those offices should contact their county
clerk for additional information.
“The Secretary of State’s office is always ready to
assist potential candidates with questions they may have,” said Grimes. “We
hope to see continued interest in serving Kentuckians in public office.”
Following the August 11 filing deadline, public
drawings for ballot position will be held in the filing officials’ offices at
2:00 p.m. on August 13.
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