Secretary of State Grimes Reminds of Opening of 2014 Election Filing Window

Candidates who wish to run for office in Kentucky next year may begin filing, reports Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. Seventy candidates filed to run when the filing window for the 2014 election opened on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

"My office is accepting filing papers for candidates from across the Commonwealth," said Grimes who serves as Kentucky's chief elections official. "We oversee the candidate filings for more than 300 offices that are on Kentucky ballots next year."

Kentucky's six seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are on the ballot in 2014, as well as one of the state's two U.S. Senate seats. All 100 seats in the Kentucky House and 19 seats in the Kentucky Senate will also be up for election next year. In addition, more than 250 state judicial seats will appear on the ballot, including four seats on the Kentucky Supreme Court. All candidates for federal, state and judicial offices must file with the Office of the Secretary of State.

County clerks are the filing officials for the following offices on the ballot in 2014: county officials, city officials, and school boards.

The deadline for filing for offices that may have a primary is 4 p.m. EST on January 28, 2014. Persons interested in running for office may find more information and appropriate filing forms at


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