FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 30, 2014) —Six-hundred and forty candidates filed with the secretary of state’s office to run in the May 20 Primary Election. The deadline to file was Jan. 28 at 4 p.m., local time at the place of filing.
“More than double the number of candidates who filed with my office in 2012 are seeking public office this year, and more than 4,800 candidates filed statewide to run in the Primary,” said Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. “I’m excited to see so many engaged people who want to serve their fellow Kentuckians, and I’m grateful to our state and local election officials and staff members for their hard work this filing season.”
There are 37 contested primaries for legislative offices that file with the secretary of state: two for U.S. senator, four for U.S. representative, six for state senator and 25 for state representative. There will also be a number of primaries for judicial offices. Candidates for county and city offices file with the county clerk in the county in which they serve.
Drawings for ballot position for the Primary Election will be conducted in the respective filing officials’ offices at 2 p.m. today.
Individuals seeking to run as independent, political organization or political group candidates for most partisan offices must file a statement-of-candidacy form no later than Monday, April 1, and a petition of nomination no later than Aug. 12.
A complete list of candidates who have filed is available on the secretary of state’s website at apps.sos.ky.gov/elections/candidatefilings/statewide/.