The statewide primary election for Kentucky is on May 16, 2023. The filing deadline to run passed on Jan. 6. Candidates are running in elections for the following offices:
- Governor and lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor of public accounts, and commissioner of agriculture
- Kentucky State Senate District 28 (special)
The Democratic and Republican primaries for attorney general were canceled after only one candidate filed for each election, respectively.
Candidates are competing to advance to the general election scheduled for Nov. 7, 2023. Kentucky’s primary is the 5th statewide primary to take place in the 2023 election cycle. The next primary is also on May 16 in Pennsylvania.