Secretary of State
Independent Candidate Deadline for Statement of Candidacy Approaching
(Frankfort, KY) Candidates seeking public office as an independent or political group candidate must file their Statement-of-Candidacy form with the appropriate filing official by Monday, April 3, 2006 in order to be placed on the ballot for the November 7th general election. The Statement-of-Candidacy form for independent candidates is required by KRS 118.365(5) which was enacted by the 2003 General Assembly.
“This is only the second election in which independent candidates have been required to file a Statement-of-Candidacy form,” said Secretary of State Trey Grayson. “Candidates are encouraged to contact our office or their local county clerk to receive the necessary paperwork in order to be eligible for candidacy or if they have any questions.”
There is no filing fee for the filing of the Statement of Candidacy, but the failure of candidates required to file the Statement of Candidacy shall result in the rejection of any nominating petition submitted to the appropriate filing official by the August 8, 2006 deadline for attaining ballot access in the November 7, 2006 general election.
The following offices must file with the Office of the Secretary of State:
- State Senators in even-numbered districts
- State Representatives
- Commonwealth Attorney (if the jurisdiction is multi-county)
All other offices are required to file with their respective county clerk.
Candidates for federal offices, nonpartisan offices, and partisan city offices in cities of the second to sixth class are exempt from filing the Statement of Candidacy.
For more information, please contact your local county clerk or visit the Office of the Secretary of State’s website at: www.sos.ky.gov.
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