Secretary of State
Grayson Reminds Voters of Judicial Races on the Primary Ballot

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, May 12, 2010  
Contact Information:  Les Fugate, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
Office of the Secretary of State
Office: (502) 564-3490
Cell: (502) 229-3803

(Frankfort, KY) Some voters will have more decisions to make for primary election day on May 18, 2010.  A number of counties will see judicial races on their ballot in addition to other races such as the senatorial, congressional, legislative, and local races.  All registered voters within a judicial district are eligible to vote in their respective judicial primaries.


“A large number of Kentucky voters will have judicial races on the ballot when they head to the polls on May 18th,” stated Secretary Grayson.  “This is particularly important to voters who changed their party affiliation after January 1, 2010 and to those registered as Independent or “other” who might not be eligible to vote on any other races on the ballot.  Voters should prepare for this election by determining the races for which they are eligible to cast a ballot and by researching the candidates for those offices.” 


The Circuit “Family Court” judicial primary races are due to vacancies in office.  The Office of the Secretary of State receives notification from Chief Justice John Minton of vacancies.  All district judicial races are scheduled to appear on the ballot in 2010.  If more than two candidates file for a particular race, then the race is placed on the primary ballot.  The two candidates in each race receiving the most votes will appear on the ballot in the 2010 General Election.


The following information details the races:




County of:                    Campbell                                  Circuit Judge

17th Judicial Circuit

3rd Division



Counties of:                  Clark & Madison                     Circuit Judge

25th Judicial Circuit

3rd Division





Counties of:                  Harrison, Nicholas,                   District Judge

                                    Pendleton, & Robertson           18th Judicial District



Counties of:                  Bath, Menifee                           District Judge

                                    Montgomery & Rowan             21st Judicial District

                                                                                    1st Division



County of:                    Fayette                                     District Judge

                                                                                    22nd Judicial District

                                                                                    3rd Division



Counties of:                  Estill, Lee & Owsley                 District Judge

                                                                                    23rd Judicial District



County of:                    Jefferson                                  District Judge

                                                                                    30th Judicial District

                                                                                    14th Division



Counties of:                  Clinton, Russell & Wayne         District Judge

                                                                                    40th Judicial District

                                                                                    1st Division



Counties of:                  Muhlenberg & McLean            District Judge

                                                                                    45th Judicial District



County of:                    Letcher                                    District Judge

                                                                                    47th Judicial District



Counties of:                  Boone & Gallatin                      District Judge

                                                                                    54th Judicial District

                                                                                    1st Division


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