FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 27, 2013) — More than 400 candidates have already filed with her office to run in the 2014 elections, according to Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. Candidates who wish to be placed on the ballot for the May 20 Primary Election must file their candidacy papers by 4 p.m. local time at the place of filing on Tuesday, Jan. 28.
Candidates for the following public offices on the ballot next year must file with the Secretary of State’s office:
• U.S. Senator
• U.S. Representative
• State Senator (even-numbered districts)
• State Representative
• Justice of the Supreme Court (districts 1, 2, 4 and 6)
• Judge of the Court of Appeals
• Circuit Judge
• District Judge
“We anticipate many more candidates will file with my office leading up to the deadline next month,” Grimes said. “I recommend candidates file in advance of the deadline in case filing papers need to be corrected.” Kentucky law does not provide an opportunity to correct or re-file paperwork after 4 p.m. on Jan. 28.
Candidates for county and city offices file with the county clerk in the county in which they reside. All county officers and city legislative body members and several mayors will be on the ballot next year.
Grimes also reminds prospective candidates who wish to attain ballot access in the 2014 regular elections that their party affiliation generally must be established no later than Dec. 31.
Candidates may access the filing forms required to run for offices that file with the Secretary of State at app.sos.ky.gov/ElectionsDYC/.