Secretary Grimes Announces Upcoming Candidate Filing Deadline


Press Release Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Contact Information: Lynn Sowards Zellen,
Bradford Queen,
(502) 564-3490

Independent, political organization and political group candidates running for most offices in Kentucky must file their petitions of nomination and pay the filing fee by August 12, 2014. The paperwork must be received by the filing official by 4 p.m. prevailing 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.

Independent, political organization and political group candidates for many offices were required to file a statement-of-candidacy form no later than April 1, 2014, to be qualified. That prerequisite does not apply to candidates for federal offices, nonpartisan offices, and mayor or legislative body of cities of the second to sixth classes that conduct partisan elections.

“The Secretary of State’s office and our county clerks are ready to assist all potential candidates with questions they may have,” said Grimes. “We hope to see continued interest in serving Kentuckians in public office.”

Following the August 12 filing deadline, public drawings for ballot position will be held in the filing officials’ offices at 2 p.m. on August 14.

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