More Than 400 Candidates Have Filed for Office Ahead of January 28, 2014, Deadline

Alison Lundergan Grimes



Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has announced that more than 400 candidates have already filed with her office to run in the 2014 elections.

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, January 28, 2014.

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,” said Grimes. “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 January 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 December 31, 2013.

Candidates may access the filing forms required to run for offices that file with the Secretary of State at


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