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Write-In Candidates Face Deadline For Upcoming Election

Candidates who want to be eligible to have their votes counted as a write-in candidate for the upcoming election have until October 24 to file with the appropriate filing officer.

“As we head into the homestretch of the 2008 election cycle, I want to encourage those individuals who are considering running as a write-in candidate to file to run as soon as possible,” stated Secretary of State Trey Grayson.

Eligible write-in candidates who must file with the Secretary of State have until 4:00 p.m. EDT to file their papers, while candidates for offices that file with the local county clerk will have until 4:00 p.m. local time to complete their filings. If candidates choose to mail their filing papers, the documents must still be received in the appropriate office by 4:00 p.m. on the 24th, and thus, candidates are asked to plan accordingly.

The following offices must file with the Office of the Secretary of State:

President and Vice-President of the United States

United States Senator

United States House of Representatives

Kentucky State Senate (Odd Districts)

Kentucky State House

Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court (District 5)

There will also be additional judicial races this year to fill unexpired terms. The following judicial offices for unexpired terms also face the October 24, 2008 write-in filing deadline:

Supreme Court Justice –Third Supreme Court District

Vacancy effective: June 27, 2008

Counties affected: Adair, Bell, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Estill, Garrard, Green, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Lee, Leslie, Lincoln, Marion, McCreary, Metcalfe, Monroe, Nelson, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, Taylor, Washington, Wayne, and Whitley

(Vacancy occurred by the Retirement of Chief Justice Joseph E. Lambert)

Supreme Court Justice –Fourth Supreme Court District
Vacancy effective: August 8, 2007
Counties affected: Jefferson

(Vacancy occurred by the resignation of Justice William McAnulty)

Court of Appeals – 4th Appellate District, Division 2
Vacancy effective: September 10, 2007
Counties affected: Jefferson

(Vacancy occurred by the appointment of Lisabeth Abramson)

Circuit Judge – 6th Judicial Circuit, Division 2
Vacancy effective: June 2, 2008
Counties affected: Daviess

(Vacancy occurred by the resignation of Thomas O. Castlen)

Circuit Judge – Family Court 18th Judicial Circuit, Division 2
Vacancy effective: June 1, 2008
Counties affected: Harrison, Nicholas, Pendleton, Robertson

(Vacancy occurred by the resignation of David E. Melcher)

Circuit Judge – 22nd Judicial Circuit, Division 7
Vacancy effective: June 2, 2008
Counties affected: Fayette

(Vacancy occurred by the resignation of Sheila R. Isaac)

Circuit Judge – 25th Judicial Circuit, Division 1
Vacancy effective: June 27, 2008 4:30 p.m. ET
Counties affected: Clark and Madison

(Vacancy occurred by the resignation of Julia Hylton Adams)

Circuit Judge – 25th Judicial Circuit, Division 2
Vacancy effective: June 30, 2008
Counties affected: Clark and Madison 12:00 p.m. ET

(Vacancy occurred by the resignation of William T. Jennings)

Circuit Judge – 27th Judicial Circuit, Division 2
Vacancy effective: June 30, 2008 4:00 p.m. ET
Counties affected: Knox and Laurel

(Vacancy occurred by the resignation of Roderick Messer)

Circuit Judge – 30th Judicial Circuit, Division 4
Vacancy effective: October 17, 2007
Counties affected: Jefferson

(Vacancy occurred by the appointment of Denise M. Clayton)

Circuit Judge – 30th Judicial Circuit, Division 10
Vacancy effective: April 21, 2008
Counties affected: Jefferson

(Vacancy occurred by the death of Kathleen Voor Montano)

District Judge – 16th Judicial District, Division 4
Vacancy effective: November 6, 2007
Counties affected: Kenton

(Vacancy occurred by the election of Martin J. Sheehan)

District Judge – 22nd Judicial District, Division 4
Vacancy effective: June 1, 2008
Counties affected: Fayette

(Vacancy occurred by the resignation of David F. Hayse)

District Judge – 27th Judicial District, Division 2
Vacancy effective: November 6, 2007
Counties affected: Knox and Laurel

(Vacancy occurred by the election of Michael O. Caperton)

District Judge – 30th Judicial District, Division 2
Vacancy effective: June 2, 2008
Counties affected: Jefferson

(Vacancy occurred by the resignation of Kevin W. Delahanty)

District Judge – 30th Judicial District, Division 8
Vacancy effective: June 3, 2008
Counties affected: Jefferson

(Vacancy occurred by the resignation of Deborah J. Deweese)

District Judge – 30th Judicial District, Division 16
Vacancy effective: November 6, 2007
Counties affected: Jefferson

(Vacancy occurred by the election of Audra Jean Eckerle)

District Judge – 34th Judicial District, Division 2
Vacancy effective: November 6, 2007
Counties affected: Whitley and McCreary

(Vacancy occurred by the election of Dan Ballou)

District Judge – 41st Judicial District, Division 2
Vacancy effective November 6, 2007
Counties affected: Clay, Jackson and Leslie

(Vacancy occurred by the election of Oscar Gayle House)

District Judge – 48th Judicial District, Division 2
Vacancy effective: June 30, 2008
Counties affected: Franklin

(Vacancy occurred by the resignation of William Guy Hart)

District Judge – 51st Judicial District, Division 2
Vacancy effective: June 2, 2008
Counties affected: Henderson

(Vacancy occurred by the resignation of Kenton J. Watson)

District Judge – 55th Judicial District, Division 2
Vacancy effective: June 30, 2008
Counties affected: Bullitt

(Vacancy occurred by the resignation of Bailey Taylor)

In order to help the thousands of candidates, both new and old, seeking political office, the Office of the Secretary of State has developed a ballot access procedural manual titled: Declaring Your Candidacy. Although the publication focuses primarily on candidate filing procedures, sample forms for attaining ballot access, and qualifications for each elective office, it also includes other important and pertinent election information that may affect candidates. The manual contains an election schedule, sample filing forms of various types, contact information for state election agencies, and answers to candidates’ most frequently asked questions.

“Candidates would be wise to file prior to the deadline date and time in the event their documents are not acceptable for filing,” stated Secretary Grayson. “There is no opportunity for correction of documents after that date and time.”

For more information about filing to run for elected office in Kentucky, to obtain a copy of Declaring Your Candidacy, or to view a list of candidates who have filed for office, please visit www.sos.ky.gov/elections


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