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Secretary of State reminding Kentuckians filing deadline for May primary closes at 4 p.m. today

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reminds potential candidates for Kentucky’s May Primary that today, Jan. 30, is the final day to file paperwork with the appropriate filing official. The deadline is 4 p.m. local time.

The Secretary of State’s online Becoming a Candidate portal allows potential candidates to use a streamlined web application to fill out much of the paperwork required to become a candidate. At the end of the process, users may save and print a PDF of the required documents for filing with the appropriate filing official. Kentucky law does not currently allow candidates to submit filings electronically.

The 2018 ballot features the following offices:

• Kentucky’s six seats in the U.S. House of Representatives
• All seats in the Kentucky House of Representatives
• Even district seats in the Kentucky Senate
• Kentucky Supreme Court – 3rd District
• District Judges
• Commonwealth’s Attorneys
• Circuit Court Clerks

All county officers will also be on the ballot in addition to city legislative bodies and mayors of some cities. Local office candidates file with the county clerk.

Independent, political group or political organization candidates for offices that require a statement of candidacy must file by 4 p.m. local time on April 2.

A comprehensive list of candidates filed with the Secretary of State is available at apps.sos.ky.gov.

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