Kentucky filing deadline is January 10

The filing deadline to run for elected office in Kentucky is on January 10, 2020. In Kentucky, prospective candidates may file for the following offices:

• U.S. Senate
• U.S. House (six seats)
• State Senate (19 seats)
• State House (100 seats)
• State Supreme Court (1 seat)

Ballotpedia is also covering local elections in the following areas:
• Louisville and Lexington
• Fayette County Public Schools and Jefferson County Public Schools

The primary is scheduled for May 19, and the general election is scheduled for November 3.

Kentucky’s statewide filing deadline is on the same date as Mississippi; these are the eighth and ninth deadlines to take place in the 2020 election cycle. The next statewide filing deadline is on January 24 in Maryland.

Kentucky has a divided government, and no political party holds a state government trifecta. A trifecta exists when one political party simultaneously holds the governor’s office and majorities in both state legislative chambers.

Click here to learn more.

Additional reading:
United States Senate election in Kentucky, 2020
United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky, 2020
Elections calendar
Ballot access for major and minor party candidates




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