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KRS related to Elections

KRS 116.005

116.005 Repealed, 1988.
Catchline at repeal: Preservation by county clerk of certain voting records.
History: Repealed 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 50, effective July 15, 1988. -- Created
1986 Ky. Acts ch. 470, sec. 2, effective July 15, 1986.

KRS 116.010

116.010 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: State board of elections -- Membership -- Appointment --
Qualification -- Vacancies.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective June 16, 1972. -- Amended
1962 Ky. Acts ch. 106, Art. II, sec. 2, effective June 14, 1962. -- Amended 1956 (1st
Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 5, sec. 1, effective March 12, 1956. -- Recodified 1942 Ky.
Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1596a-1.

KRS 116.013

116.013 "Voter" defined.
Unless the context otherwise requires, the word "voter" means any name contained in any
registration list.
Effective: June 21, 1974
History: Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 1, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 116.015

116.015 Repealed, 1966
Catchline at repeal: Board of Election Commissioners and Board of Registration and
Purgation redesignated as Board of Elections.
History: Repealed 1966 Ky. Acts ch. 255, sec. 283, effective June 16, 1966. -- Created
1962 Ky. Acts ch. 106, Art. II, sec. 1, effective June 14, 1962.

KRS 116.020

116.020 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Secretary of board -- Records -- Compensation and expenses of
board.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective June 16, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
sec. 1596a-1, 1596a-13.

KRS 116.025

116.025 Eligibility to vote.
(1) Every person who is a resident of this state and the precinct in which he or she
offers to vote on or before the day preceding the closing of the registration books
for any primary, general, or special election, who possesses on the day of any
election the qualifications set forth in Section 145 of the Constitution, exclusive of
the durational residency requirements, who is not disqualified under that section or
under any other statute, and who is registered as provided in this chapter, may vote
for all officers to be elected by the people and on all public questions submitted for
determination at that election, in the precinct in which he or she is qualified to vote.
Any person who shall have been convicted of any election law offense which is a
felony shall not be permitted to vote until his or her civil rights have been restored
by executive pardon.
(2) Any person charged with or indicted for a crime, whether or not in custody for
same, who has not yet been convicted of the offense and who is not otherwise
ineligible to vote, may vote for all offices to be elected by the people and on all
public questions submitted for determination at that election, in the precinct in
which he or she is qualified to vote.
(3) A registered voter who changes his or her place of residence from one (1) precinct
to another within the same county while the registration books are closed shall be
permitted to update the voting records and to vote in the present election at the
appropriate precinct for the current address as set forth in KRS 116.085(3).
(4) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, any registered voter who
changes his or her place of residence from one (1) precinct to another within the
same county prior to the closing of the registration books and who fails to transfer
his or her registration with the county clerk prior to the date the registration books
are closed shall be permitted to vote in the present election at the appropriate
precinct for the current address as set forth in KRS 116.085(2).
(5) Any registered voter who changes his or her place of residence to a different county
while the registration books are closed shall be permitted to vote at the appropriate
precinct for his or her former residence in the present election and shall thereafter
transfer his or her voter registration.
(6) Any registered voter who changes his or her place of residence to a different county
and fails to register to vote in the county of current residence prior to the date the
registration books are closed shall not be eligible to vote in the present election in
the county of current residence or the county of former residence.
(7) Any registered voter who changes his or her place of registration to a different state
while the registration books are closed in the new state of residence before a
presidential election shall be permitted to cast an absentee ballot for President and
Vice President only, notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, by mail or at the
county clerk's office of the former residence or other place designated by the county
board of elections and approved by the State Board of Elections.
Effective: March 30, 2006
History: Amended 2006 Ky. Acts ch. 107, sec. 2, effective March 30, 2006. --
Amended 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 63, sec. 1, effective July 15, 2002. -- Amended 1994
Ky. Acts ch. 393, sec. 4, effective January 1, 1995. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts
ch. 48, sec. 2, effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 20,
effective July 15, 1988. -- Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 360, sec. 36, effective July
15, 1982. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 2, effective June 21, 1974.
Legislative Research Commission Note (7/15/94). In Attorney General Opinion 94-42,
it was concluded that 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 393, which amended this statute "will take
effect on January 1, 1995, the date the National Voter Registration Act will take
effect with respect to Kentucky."

KRS 116.030

116.030 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Meetings of board -- Quorum -- Chairman.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective June 16, 1972. -- Amended
1956 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 5, sec. 2, effective March 12, 1956. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1596a-
1, 1596a-13.

KRS 116.035

116.035 Determination of voter's residence.
The following rules, so far as applicable, shall be observed in determining the residence
of a person offering to vote:
(1) A voter's residence shall be deemed to be at the place where his or her habitation is,
and to which, when absent, he or she has the intention of returning;
(2) A voter shall not lose his or her residence by absence for temporary purposes
merely; nor shall he or she obtain a residence by being in a county or precinct for
such temporary purposes, without the intention of making that county or precinct
his or her home;
(3) A voter shall lose his or her residence by removal to another state or county with
intention to make his or her permanent residence there, or by removal to and
residence in another state, with intention to reside there an indefinite time, or by
voting there, even though he or she may have had the intention to return to this state
at some future period;
(4) The place where the family of a married person resides shall generally be
considered his or her residence, unless the family so resides for a temporary
purpose. If his family is permanently in one (1) place, and he or she transacts
business in another, the former shall be the residence.
Effective: July 15, 2002
History: Amended 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 63, sec. 2, effective July 15, 2002. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 3, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 116.037

116.037 Designation of precincts in area ceded or leased to the government of the
United States.
In each county having within its boundaries a geographical area which has been ceded or
leased to the government of the United States, the county clerk shall designate the
precincts to which voters claiming Kentucky residence for voting purposes shall be
assigned. If the ceded or leased territory extends beyond a single county, the county clerk
in each county encompassing a part of the territory shall assign voters to the appropriate
precincts. In making the assignments of absentee voters in any county that contains all or
portions of more than one (1) congressional or state legislative district, any advantage
shall be given to the district containing the largest territory.
Effective: July 13, 1990
History: Created 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 12, effective July 13, 1990.

KRS 116.040

116.040 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: County board of election commissioners -- Membership --
Qualification -- Vacancies.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1962 Ky. Acts ch. 183, sec. 1, effective June 14, 1962. -- Amended 1956
(1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 5, sec. 2A, effective March 12, 1956. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1596a-
2.

KRS 116.0452

116.0452 Standards for timely receipt of voter registration application -- Removal
of names from registration books -- Confidentiality of registration location.
(1) For the purpose of determining whether a voter registration application is received
during the period in which registration books are open under KRS 116.045(2), an
application shall be deemed timely received:
(a) In the case of registration with a motor vehicle driver's license application, if
the valid voter registration form of the applicant is accepted by the circuit
clerk before the registration books are closed;
(b) In the case of registration by mail, if the valid voter registration form of the
applicant is legibly postmarked before the registration books are closed;
(c) In the case of registration with a voter registration agency, if the valid voter
registration form of the applicant is accepted at the voter registration agency
before the registration books are closed; and
(d) In any other case, if the valid voter registration form of the applicant is
received by the appropriate county clerk before the registration books are
closed.
(2) The county clerk shall send notice to each applicant of the disposition of the
application.
(3) The name of a registered voter shall not be removed from the registration books
except:
(a) Upon request of the voter;
(b) As provided by KRS 116.113, upon notice of death, declaration of
incompetency, or conviction of a felony; or
(c) Upon failure to respond to a confirmation mailing sent pursuant to KRS
116.112(3) and failure to vote or appear to vote and, if necessary, correct the
registration record of the voter's address in an election during the period
beginning on the date of the notice and ending on the day after the date of the
second general election for Federal office that occurs after the date of the
notice.
(4) The identity of the voter registration agency or circuit clerk's office through which
any particular voter is registered shall not be disclosed to the public.
Effective: July 15, 2002
History: Amended 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 63, sec. 4, effective July 15, 2002. -- Amended
1996 Ky. Acts ch. 195, sec. 3, effective July 15, 1996. -- Created 1994 Ky. Acts
ch. 393, sec. 3, effective January 1, 1995.

KRS 116.0455

116.0455 Voter registration through motor vehicle driver's license application.
(1) (a) Each motor vehicle driver's license application, including any renewal
application, submitted to the appropriate motor vehicle authority shall serve as
an application for voter registration unless the applicant fails to sign the voter
registration application.
(b) An application for voter registration submitted under paragraph (a) of this
subsection shall be considered as updating any previous voter registration by
the applicant.
(2) No information relating to the failure of an applicant for a motor vehicle driver's
license to sign a voter registration application may be used for any purpose other
than voter registration.
(3) (a) The Transportation Cabinet shall include a voter registration application form
as part of an application for a motor vehicle driver's license.
(b) The voter registration application portion of an application for a motor vehicle
driver's license shall comply with the requirements of Section 5 of Public Law
103-31, the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.
(4) Any change of address form submitted for purposes of a motor vehicle driver's
license shall serve as notification of change of address for voter registration for the
registrant involved unless the registrant states on the form that the change of address
is not for voter registration purposes.
(5) (a) A completed voter registration portion of an application for a motor vehicle
driver's license accepted by a circuit clerk shall be transmitted to the county
clerk of the county of the applicant's voting residence not later than ten (10)
days after the date of acceptance.
(b) If a voter registration application is accepted within five (5) days before the
last day for registration to vote in an election, the application shall be
transmitted to the county clerk of the county of the applicant's voting
residence not later than five (5) days after the date of acceptance.
(6) The circuit clerk shall provide to the county clerk a declination statement signed by
an applicant if the applicant has declined to register to vote.
Effective: July 15, 2002
History: Amended 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 63, sec. 5, effective July 15, 2002. -- Created
1994 Ky. Acts ch. 393, sec. 1, effective January 1, 1995.
Legislative Research Commission Note (7/15/94). In Attorney General Opinion 94-42,
it was concluded that 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 393, which enacted this statute "will take
effect on January 1, 1995, the date the National Voter Registration Act will take
effect with respect to Kentucky."

KRS 116.045

116.045 Voter registration, transfer, or change of party affiliation -- Availability of
forms.
(1) Any person may register as a voter during the period registration is open if he or she
possesses, or will possess on the day of the next regular election, the qualifications
set forth in KRS 116.025.
(2) The county clerk shall cause all registration to be closed the fourth Tuesday
preceding through the first Monday following any primary or general election, and
the twenty-eight (28) days prior to and seven (7) days following any special
election. If the last day of registration falls on a state or federal holiday, the period
runs until the end of the next day which is not a Saturday or Sunday nor a state or
federal holiday. During the period that registration is closed, the county clerk may
accept and process registrations. Any voter who registers during the period that
registration is closed, except for any registered voter who transfers his or her
registration pursuant to KRS 116.085(2) or (3), shall not be permitted to vote in the
upcoming election.
(3) In all counties, the county clerk shall receive registrations, transfers, or changes of
party affiliation at branch offices at any place in the county during those periods that
the registration books are open except for those transfers pursuant to KRS
116.085(2) or 116.085(3). However, notice in the manner provided by KRS Chapter
424 shall be given at least three (3), but not more than fourteen (14), days in
advance of the time and place of any branch registration, and ten (10) days' written
notice shall be given to the county executive committee of each major political
party in the county in which the branch registration is to be held.
(4) Any person may register to vote or may change his or her party affiliation in any of
the following ways:
(a) In person;
(b) By mail;
(c) By means of the federal post card application, if the person is a resident of
Kentucky and a member of the Armed Forces, or a dependent of members of
the Armed Forces, or overseas citizen;
(d) By mail-in application form prescribed by the Federal Election Commission
pursuant to the National Voter Registration Act of 1993; or
(e) By other methods of registration, or reregistration, approved by the State
Board of Elections, including the use of voluntary interested groups and
political parties, under the proper supervision and directions of the county
clerk, which may include door to door canvassing.
(5) Upon receipt of the form prescribed by the State Board of Elections or the Federal
Election Commission pursuant to the National Voter Registration Act of 1993,
properly filled out and signed by the applicant, the county clerk shall register the
applicant.
(6) Any individual or group shall have access to a reasonable number of voter
registration forms including the mail-in application form prescribed by the Federal
Election Commission pursuant to the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 in the
county clerk's office. The individual or group shall act under the proper supervision
and directions of the county clerk and shall return these completed forms to the
county clerk for official registration by the county clerk.
(7) No later than December 31, 1994, the Transportation Cabinet shall equip all driver's
license agencies to comply with the provisions of the National Voter Registration
Act of 1993. The Secretary of State shall provide assistance and interpretation to the
Transportation Cabinet in determining the requirements of the National Voter
Registration Act of 1993.
(8) The county clerk shall enter the specific party identification of the voter with a
political party, political organization, or political group as defined in KRS 118.015,
or independent status, as indicated by the voter on the voter registration form, into
the statewide voter registration system. The State Board of Elections shall
promulgate regulations under KRS Chapter 13A to provide for tracking of the
registration of voters identifying with political organizations and political groups as
defined in KRS 118.015, and voters of independent status.
Effective: July 15, 2002
History: Amended 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 63, sec. 3, effective July 15, 2002. -- Amended
1996 Ky. Acts ch. 195, sec. 2, effective July 15, 1996. -- Amended 1994 Ky. Acts
ch. 393, sec. 5, effective January 1, 1995. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 3,
effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 42, sec. 2, effective July 15,
1988; and ch. 341, sec. 21, effective July 15, 1988. -- Amended 1982 Ky. Acts
ch. 394, sec. 4, effective July 15, 1982. -- Amended 1980 Ky. Acts ch. 136, sec. 1,
effective July 15, 1980; and ch. 188, sec. 99, effective July 15, 1980. -- Amended
1976 Ky. Acts ch. 30, sec. 1, effective June 19, 1976. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts
ch. 130, sec. 4, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 116.046

116.046 Voter registration forms for high school students -- Public education
program.
(1) The county clerk shall provide voter registration forms to each principal or assistant
principal of every public high school, each area vocational school, and upon
request, private schools, who shall designate a person in each school who shall be
responsible for informing students and school personnel of the availability of the
registration forms and assist them in properly registering. The completed forms
shall be returned to the county clerk, for official registration by the county clerk.
(2) Any person designated to assist in registration in subsection (1) of this section shall
fulfill this responsibility in an impartial and fair manner and shall not recruit a
registrant for any particular party.
(3) The State Board of Education shall implement programs of public education
regarding elections, voting procedures, and election fraud, which shall include an
audio-visual presentation for high school juniors and seniors. The State Board of
Education, after consultation with the State Board of Elections, shall update the
public education programs required by this section as relevant statutory changes
occur, as different types of voting machines are used, or as more effective methods
of presentation shall be developed.
Effective: July 13, 1990
History: Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 4, effective July 13, 1990. -- Created
1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, secs. 5 and 6, effective July 15, 1988.

KRS 116.047

116.047 Forgery, alteration, destruction or failure to return completed registration
form.
Any individual who forges or fraudulently alters a form completed by the prospective
registrant, who willfully destroys a completed registration form or who willfully fails to
return a completed form to the county clerk for official registration by the county clerk
shall be subject to the penalties described for Class D felonies.
Effective: June 19, 1976
History: Created 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 30, sec. 2, effective June 19, 1976.

KRS 116.048

116.048 Voter registration agencies.
(1) The following agencies are designated as voter registration agencies in accordance
with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993:
(a) Agencies that provide benefits under public assistance under Title IV-A of the
Federal Social Security Act, the Special Supplemental Food Program for
Women, Infants, and Children, the Kentucky Medical Assistance Program, or
the Food Stamps Program;
(b) Armed Forces recruitment offices;
(c) Other agencies as the Secretary of State shall determine to be providing public
assistance; and
(d) Other agencies as the Secretary of State shall determine to be state-funded
programs primarily engaged in providing services to persons with disabilities.
(2) A voter registration agency that provides service or assistance in conducting voter
registration shall:
(a) Distribute with each application for its service or assistance, and with each
recertification, renewal, or change of address form, the office's own voter
registration application form that complies with the requirements of Section 7
of Public Law 103-31, the National Voter Registration Act of 1993;
(b) Provide a form that includes:
1. The question, "If you are not registered to vote where you live now,
would you like to apply to register to vote here today?";
2. If the agency provides public assistance, the statement, "Applying to
register or declining to register to vote will not affect the amount of
assistance that you will be provided by this agency.";
3. Boxes for the applicant to check to indicate whether the applicant would
like to register or declines to register to vote (failure to check either box
being deemed to constitute a declination to register for purposes of
paragraph (c) of this subsection), together with the statement in close
proximity to the boxes and in prominent type, "IF YOU DO NOT
CHECK EITHER BOX, YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED TO HAVE
DECIDED NOT TO REGISTER TO VOTE AT THIS TIME.";
4. The statement, "If you would like help in filling out the voter
registration application form, we will help you. The decision whether to
seek or accept help is yours. You may fill out the application form in
private."; and
5. The statement, "If you believe that someone has interfered with your
right to register or to decline to register to vote, your right to privacy in
deciding whether to register or in applying to register to vote, or your
right to choose your own political party or other political preference, you
may file a complaint with __________________.", the blank being filled
by the name, address, and telephone number of the appropriate official
to whom a complaint should be addressed; and
(c) Provide to each applicant who does not decline to register to vote the same
degree of assistance with regard to the completion of the registration
application form as is provided by the office with regard to the completion of
its own forms, unless the applicant refuses assistance.
(3) (a) At each voter registration agency, the following services shall be made
available:
1. Distribution of mail voter registration forms;
2. Assistance to applicants in completing voter registration application
forms, unless the applicant refuses assistance; and
3. Acceptance of completed voter registration application forms for
transmittal to the county clerk of the county of the applicant's voting
residence.
(b) If a voter registration agency designated under subsection (1)(d) of this section
provides services to a person with a disability at the person's home, the agency
shall provide the services described in paragraph (a) of this subsection at the
person's home.
(4) A person who provides services described in subsection (3) of this section shall not:
(a) Seek to influence an applicant's political preference or party registration;
(b) Display any material indicating the person's political preference or party
allegiance;
(c) Make any statement to an applicant or take any action the purpose or effect of
which is to discourage the applicant from registering to vote; or
(d) Make any statement to an applicant or take any action the purpose or effect of
which is to lead the applicant to believe that a decision to register or not to
register to vote has any bearing on the availability of services or benefits.
(5) The State Board of Elections may designate requirements for record keeping and
document retention it deems necessary to comply with the National Voter
Registration Act of 1993 and the provisions of this chapter.
(6) (a) A completed registration application accepted at a voter registration agency
shall be transmitted to the county clerk of the county of the applicant's voting
residence or the State Board of Elections not later than ten (10) days after the
date of acceptance.
(b) If a registration application is accepted within five (5) days before the last day
for registration to vote in an election, the application shall be transmitted to
the county clerk of the county of the applicant's voting residence or the State
Board of Elections not later than five (5) days after the date of acceptance.
Effective: July 15, 1998
History: Amended 1998 Ky. Acts ch. 100, sec. 5, effective July 15, 1998. -- Created
1994 Ky. Acts ch. 393, sec. 2, effective January 1, 1995.
Legislative Research Commission Note (7/15/94). In Attorney General Opinion 94-42,
it was concluded that 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 393, which enacted this statute "will take
effect on January 1, 1995, the date the National Voter Registration Act will take
effect with respect to Kentucky."

KRS 116.049

116.049 Repealed, 1990.
Catchline at repeal: Voter registration card.
History: Repealed 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 95, effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended
1980 Ky. Acts ch. 117, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1980. -- Created 1976 Ky. Acts
ch. 30, sec. 3, effective June 19, 1976.

KRS 116.050

116.050 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Secretary of county board -- Records -- Quorum -- Chairman --
Notice of meetings.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
sec. 1596a-2.

KRS 116.055

116.055 Qualifications for voting in primary election.
Before a person shall be qualified to vote in a primary election, he shall possess all the
qualifications required of voters in a regular election. In addition, he shall be a registered
member of the party in whose primary election he seeks to vote, and shall have been
registered as a member of that party on December 31 immediately preceding the primary
election, or, in the case of new registrations made after December 31 immediately
preceding the primary election, he shall have registered and remained registered as a
member of that party. No person shall be allowed to vote for any party candidates or
slates of candidates other than that of the party of which he is a registered member. The
qualifications shall be determined as of the date of the primary, without regard to the
qualifications or disqualifications as they may exist at the succeeding regular election,
except that minors seventeen (17) years of age who will become eighteen (18) years of
age on or before the day of the regular election shall be entitled to vote in the primary if
otherwise qualified. However, any registered voter, whether registered as a member of a
party, political organization, political group, or as an independent, shall be qualified to
vote in primary elections for candidates listed in all nonpartisan races.
Effective: July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 176, sec. 1, effective July 15, 2010. -- Amended
2008 Ky. Acts ch. 129, sec. 2, effective July 15, 2008. -- Amended 1998 Ky. Acts
ch. 243, sec. 1, effective April 1, 1998. -- Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 288, sec. 34,
effective July 14, 1992. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 5, effective July 13,
1990. -- Amended 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 22, effective July 15, 1988. --
Amended 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 54, sec. 20, effective March 10, 1976. -- Created 1974
Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 5, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 116.060

116.060 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Compensation of county election commissioners.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
sec. 1596a-14.

KRS 116.065

116.065 Verification of applications.
Each application for registration, change of affiliation, transfer of registration or absentee
ballot, as absentee ballots are provided for by KRS 117.075, shall be verified by a written
declaration by the applicant that it is made under the penalties of perjury.
Effective: July 14, 1992
History: Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 296, sec. 1, effective July 14, 1992. -- Amended
1982 Ky. Acts ch. 360, sec. 37, effective July 15, 1982. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts
ch. 130, sec. 6, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 116.070

116.070 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Regular election officers -- Appointment -- Term.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
sec. 1596a-3.

KRS 116.075

116.075 Repealed, 1990.
Catchline at repeal: Registration application form - Report to state board.
History: Repealed 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 95, effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended
1982 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 5, effective July 15, 1982. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts
ch. 130, sec. 7, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 116.080

116.080 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Qualifications of regular election officers -- Removals --
Vacancies.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
sec. 1596a-3.

KRS 116.085

116.085 Transfer of registration -- Change of residence -- Name change.
(1) When a voter changes his place of residence to another location within the county,
the clerk shall, upon application of the voter in person, by mail, or through a circuit
clerk, transfer the voter's registration record to the proper precinct.
(2) When a registered voter changes his place of residence from one (1) precinct to
another within the same county before the registration books are closed and fails to
transfer his registration with the county clerk prior to the date the registration books
are closed, the voter shall be permitted to update the voting records and to vote in
the present election at the appropriate precinct for the current address upon
affirmation of his current address and signing the precinct list as set forth in KRS
117.225. Before being permitted to vote, the voter shall also confirm his identity as
required in KRS 117.227 and complete the affidavit which is required to be
completed by a voter whose right to vote has been challenged. The subscribed oaths
shall be delivered to the county clerk and investigated in accordance with KRS
117.245.
(3) When a registered voter changes his place of residence from one (1) precinct to
another precinct within the same county after the registration books close, the voter
shall be permitted to vote in the present election at the appropriate precinct for the
current address upon affirmation of his current address and signing the precinct list
as set forth in KRS 117.225. Before being permitted to vote, the voter shall confirm
his identity as required by KRS 117.227 and complete the affidavit which is
required to be completed by a voter whose right to vote is challenged. The
subscribed oaths shall be delivered to the county clerk and investigated in
accordance with KRS 117.245.
(4) When the boundaries of a precinct are changed by law, placing a registered voter in
a new or different precinct, the clerk shall automatically transfer the voter's
registration record to the proper precinct and mail the voter a notice of the change.
(5) A voter who has changed his name may indicate the change at the precinct on
election day by completing the form provided for this purpose by the State Board of
Elections. The form shall be returned by the precinct officer to the county clerk who
shall make the necessary change on the voter's registration record.
Effective: January 1, 1995
History: Amended 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 393, sec. 6, effective January 1, 1995. --
Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 6, effective July 13, 1990. -- Created 1974 Ky.
Acts ch. 130, sec. 8, effective June 21, 1974.
Legislative Research Commission Note (7/15/94). In Attorney General Opinion 94-42,
it was concluded that 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 393, which amended this statute "will take
effect on January 1, 1995, the date the National Voter Registration Act will take
effect with respect to Kentucky."

KRS 116.090

116.090 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Primary election officers -- Appointment of.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
sec. 1550-22.

KRS 116.095

116.095 Access to registration records.
The county clerk shall permit any citizen, at all reasonable hours, to inspect or make
copies of any registration record, without any fee. He shall, upon request, furnish to any
person a copy of the registration records, for which he may charge necessary duplicating
costs not to exceed fifty cents ($0.50) per page.
Effective: July 13, 1990
History: Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 7, effective July 13, 1990. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 9, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 116.100

116.100 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Enforcement of provisions as to appointment of primary election
officers.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
sec. 1550-22.

KRS 116.105

116.105 Repealed, 1988.
Catchline at repeal: County clerk's fees.
History: Repealed 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 50, effective July 15, 1988. -- Amended
1980 Ky. Acts ch. 117, sec. 2, effective July 15, 1980. -- Amended 1976 Ky. Acts
ch. 30, sec. 4, effective June 19, 1976. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 10,
effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 116.110

116.110 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Bona fide candidate defined -- Bona fides questioned.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
sec. 1550-22.

KRS 116.112

116.112 Voter registration purge program -- Inactive voter list.
(1) The State Board of Elections shall establish a voter registration purge program
using the change-of-address information supplied by the United States Postal
Service through its licensees or other sources to identify voters whose addresses
may have changed.
(2) If it appears from information provided by the postal service or other sources that a
voter has moved to a different address in the same county in which the voter is
currently registered, the State Board of Elections shall provide to the county board
of elections the information necessary to change the registration records to show the
new address and the State Board of Elections shall send to the new address a notice
of the change by forwardable mail on a form prescribed by the State Board of
Elections and a postage prepaid, pre-addressed return form by which the voter may
verify or correct the address information. If the county board of elections requests
authorization from the State Board of Elections to send address confirmation
notices as provided in this subsection, the State Board of Elections shall grant the
request.
(3) If it appears from information provided by the postal service or other sources that a
voter has moved to a different address not in the same county, the State Board of
Elections shall send to the address from which the voter was last registered, by
forwardable mail, a notice on a form prescribed by the State Board of Elections,
with a postage prepaid and pre-addressed return card on which the voter may state
his current address. If a county board of elections requests authorization from the
state board to send address confirmation notices as provided in this subsection, the
state board shall grant the request.
(4) The state or county boards of elections shall not remove the name of a voter from
the registration records on the ground that the voter has changed his residence
unless the voter:
(a) Confirms in writing that the voter has changed residence to a place outside the
county; or
(b) 1. Has failed to respond to the notice described in subsection (3) of this
section; and
2. Has not voted or appeared to vote and, if necessary, correct the
registration records of the voter's address in an election during the period
beginning on the date of the notice and ending on the day after the date
of the second general election for Federal office that occurs after the date
of the notice.
If a county board of elections requests authorization from the state board to conduct
purges of voters in its county in accordance with the provisions of this subsection,
the state board shall grant the request.
(5) The State Board of Elections shall establish an inactive list of all voters who fail to
respond to the notice described in subsection (3) of this section and do not vote or
appear to vote in an election during the period beginning on the date of the notice
and ending on the day after the date of the second general election for Federal office
that occurs after the date of the notice. If a county board of elections requests
authorization from the state board to establish an inactive list of voters for its
county, the state board shall grant the request.
(6) The State Board of Elections shall complete, not later than ninety (90) days prior to
the date of a primary or general election, any program the purpose of which is to
systematically remove the names of ineligible voters from the registration records.
(7) Voters placed on an inactive list are to be counted only for purposes of voting and
not for purposes of establishing or modifying precincts, calculating the amount of
reimbursement of county clerks by the State Board of Elections for certain election-
related expenses, or reporting official statistics, except as provided by the Federal
Election Commission's regulations promulgated pursuant to the National Voter
Registration Act of 1993.
(8) (a) The State Board of Elections and county boards of elections shall maintain for
at least two (2) years and shall make available for public inspection and,
where available, photocopying at a reasonable cost, all records concerning the
implementation of programs and activities conducted for the purpose of
ensuring the accuracy and currency of the registration records, except to the
extent that the records relate to the declination to register to vote or the
identity of a voter registration agency through which any particular voter is
registered.
(b) The records maintained pursuant to paragraph (a) of this subsection shall
include lists of the names and addresses of all persons to whom notices
described in subsection (3) are sent, and information concerning whether each
person has responded to the notice as of the date that inspection of the records
is made.
Effective: July 15, 2002
History: Amended 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 63, sec. 6, effective July 15, 2002. -- Amended
1996 Ky. Acts ch. 195, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1996. -- Amended 1994 Ky. Acts
ch. 393, sec. 7, effective January 1, 1995. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 8,
effective July 13, 1990. -- Created 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 7, effective July 15,
1988.
Legislative Research Commission Note (7/15/94). In Attorney General Opinion 94-42,
it was concluded that 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 393, which amended this statute "will take
effect on January 1, 1995, the date the National Voter Registration Act will take
effect with respect to Kentucky."

KRS 116.113

116.113 Removal of voter's name by state board upon notice of death, declaration
of incompetency, or conviction of felony -- Notice to county clerk.
(1) Upon receipt of notification from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services or
other reliable sources of the death of a person, the State Board of Elections shall
within five (5) days cause the removal of the name of that person from the voter
registration records it maintains, except that no voter's name may be removed
during the period of time the registration books are closed for any primary, general,
or special election.
(2) Upon receipt of notification from the circuit clerk that a person has been declared
incompetent, the State Board of Elections shall within five (5) days cause the
removal of the name of that person from the voter registration records it maintains,
except that no voter's name may be removed during the period of time the
registration books are closed for any primary, general, or special election.
(3) Upon receipt of notification from the Administrative Office of the Courts that a
person has been convicted of a felony offense, the State Board of Elections shall
within five (5) days cause the removal of the name of that person from the voter
registration records it maintains, except that no voter's name may be removed
during the period of time the registration books are closed for any primary, general,
or special election.
(4) Following the purge of a name from the records of the State Board of Elections, the
state board shall notify the clerk of the county in which the voter lived of the action;
and the county clerk shall within ten (10) days update the county voter registration
files to reflect the necessary change. If a protest is filed by the voter, the county
board shall hear it at its next regular monthly meeting. If the county board decides
in favor of the protesting voter, the voter's registration record shall be restored,
including his voting record. If the protest is filed while the registration books are
closed and the county board decides in favor of the protesting voter, the county
board shall issue the voter an "Authorization to Vote" for the upcoming election and
the voter's record shall be restored when the registration books open following the
election.
Effective: June 20, 2005
History: Amended 2005 Ky. Acts ch. 99, sec. 116, effective June 20, 2005. -- Amended
2002 Ky. Acts ch. 63, sec. 7, effective July 15, 2002. -- Amended 1998 Ky. Acts
ch. 426, sec. 99, effective July 15, 1998. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 9,
effective July 13, 1990. -- Created 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 8, effective July 15,
1988.

KRS 116.115

116.115 Repealed, 1988.
Catchline at repeal: Purge of voter from county roster on notice from state board -
Protest hearing.
History: Repealed 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 50, effective July 15, 1988. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 11, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 116.120

116.120 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Oath to be taken by election officers.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
sec. 1596a-4.

KRS 116.124

116.124 Repealed, 1988.
Catchline at repeal: County clerk to make available to county board of elections data on
deceased residents furnished by cabinet for human resources.
History: Repealed 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 50, effective July 15, 1988. -- Created
1984 Ky. Acts ch. 333, sec. 1, effective July 13, 1984.

KRS 116.125

116.125 Repealed, effective January 1, 1995.
Catchline at repeal: Purge on county board's own knowledge -- Procedure.
History: Repealed 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 393, sec. 11, effective January 1, 1995. -- 1990
Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 10, effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341,
sec. 23, effective July 15, 1988. -- Amended 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 333, sec. 2, effective
July 13, 1984. -- Amended 1978 Ky. Acts ch. 381, sec. 1, effective June 17, 1978. --
Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 12, effective June 21, 1974.
Legislative Research Commission Note. (7/15/94). In Attorney General Opinion 94-42,
it was concluded that 1994 Ky. Acts Ch. 393, which repealed this statute "will take
effect on January 1, 1995, the date the National Voter Registration Act will take
effect with respect to Kentucky."

KRS 116.127

116.127 Repealed, 1984.
Catchline at repeal: Purge in counties containing a city of the first class biennially --
Procedure.
History: Repealed 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 34, effective July 13, 1984. -- Amended
1982 Ky. Acts ch. 402, sec. 2, effective January 1, 1984. -- Created 1978 Ky. Acts
ch. 202, sec. 1, effective June 17, 1978.

KRS 116.130

116.130 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Absence of election officer -- Selection of substitute.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
sec. 1596a-4.

KRS 116.135

116.135 Appeal from decision of county board.
Appeals from the decision of the county board of elections may be taken to the Circuit
Court within ten (10) days following the final decision of the board.
Effective: June 21, 1974
History: Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 13, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 116.140

116.140 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Pay of election officers.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1968 Ky. Acts ch. 19, sec. 1, effective June 13, 1968. --Amended 1956 Ky.
Acts ch. 100, sec. 1, effective May 18, 1956. -- Created 1950 Ky. Acts ch. 123,
sec. 21, effective June 30, 1950.

KRS 116.145

116.145 Fee for registration.
The fee for registration of all voters shall be paid to the county clerk by the state in the
amount of twenty-five cents ($0.25) for each person registered.
Effective: July 13, 1984
History: Amended 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 5, effective July 13, 1984. -- Amended
1978 Ky. Acts ch. 202, sec. 2, effective June 17, 1978. -- Amended 1976 Ky. Acts
ch. 247, sec. 11, effective June 19, 1976. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 14,
effective June 21, 1974.
2010-2012 Budget Reference. See State/Executive Branch Budget, 2010 (1st Extra.
Sess.) StateKy. Acts ch. 1, Pt. I, A, 17, (2) at 7.

KRS 116.150

116.150 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Pay claim of election officer good for taxes.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
sec. 1541-1.

KRS 116.155

116.155 Forms for registration -- Information required.
All forms pertaining to registration shall be prescribed and furnished by the State Board
of Elections. The registration form shall include the voter's name; date of birth;
membership in a political party, political organization, or political group as defined in
KRS 118.015, or independent status; Social Security number, if any; mailing and
residence addresses, if different; and such other information as the State Board of
Elections may deem necessary. No person shall be denied the right to register because of
the failure to include his Social Security number. All forms which require a voter's
signature shall provide for verification by the signer thereof.
Effective: July 15, 2002
History: Amended 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 63, sec. 8, effective July 15, 2002. -- Amended
1994 Ky. Acts ch. 393, sec. 8, effective January 1, 1995. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts
ch. 48, sec. 11, effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 470, sec. 5,
effective July 15, 1986. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 15, effective June 21,
1974.
Legislative Research Commission Note (7/15/94). In Attorney General Opinion 94-42,
it was concluded that 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 393, which amended this statute "will take
effect on January 1, 1995, the date the National Voter Registration Act will take
effect with respect to Kentucky."

KRS 116.160

116.160 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Who to act when county sheriff is candidate or office is vacant.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
sec. 1451.

KRS 116.165

116.165 Falsification of signature or verification.
Any person who falsely signs and verifies any form requiring verification shall be guilty
of perjury and subject to the penalties therefor.
Effective: June 21, 1974
History: Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 16, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 116.170

116.170 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Duties and powers of persons acting in place of county sheriff.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
sec. 1438.

KRS 116.180

116.180 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Election precincts -- Number of voters in -- Procedure to require
county judge to perform duties.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1964 Ky. Acts ch. 46, sec. 2, effective June 18, 1964. -- Amended 1952
Ky. Acts ch. 135, sec. 1, effective June 19, 1952. -- Amended 1948 Ky. Acts ch. 141,
sec. 1. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from
Ky. Stat. secs. 1443; 1596c-4.

KRS 116.190

116.190 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Alteration or division of precincts.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1966 Ky. Acts ch. 239, sec. 124, effective June 16, 1966. -- Amended
1948 Ky. Acts ch. 141, sec. 2. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective
October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1444.

KRS 116.192

116.192 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Precinct changes following redistricting of 1972.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1972 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 6, sec. 4, effective September 14,
1972. -- Repealed, amended, and reenacted 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 227, sec. 4, effective
June 16, 1972. -- Created 1971 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 2, sec. 7, effective
March 24, 1971.

KRS 116.200

116.200 Roster of voters eligible to vote in city and school board elections --
Information to be provided to county clerk.
(1) (a) On or before January 1, 2011, each city clerk, except in consolidated local
governments and urban-county governments, shall provide the clerk of the
county or counties in which the city is located with a list of all properties
within the city and a map of the city boundaries for the county clerk to
maintain a roster of voters who are eligible to vote in city elections. A county
clerk may accept the list of city properties in an electronic format and the city
clerk may provide a copy of the city's boundary map maintained by the
Kentucky Commonwealth Office of Technology, Division of Geographic
Information; and
(b) Documentation of any change to the boundaries of a city shall be reported to
the county clerk in accordance with KRS 81A.470 and 81A.475.
(2) (a) On or before January 1, 2011, each school district board shall provide the
clerk of the county in which the school district is located with maps and
written descriptions of the boundaries of each school board district located in
the county for the county clerk to maintain a roster of voters who are eligible
to vote in school board elections.
(b) Documentation of any change to a school district's boundaries shall be
reported to the county clerk within sixty (60) days of the change, or
immediately if the change is within sixty (60) days of the August 1 deadline
established in KRS 160.210(4)(d).
(3) Each county clerk shall code all registered voters in that county in such a manner
that precinct election officers may determine the voter's eligibility to vote in city and
school board elections prior to each primary and regular election for city officers in
that county, each regular election for school board members in that county, and each
special election in which a ballot question is presented to the residents of a city or a
school board district.
(4) Notwithstanding KRS 64.012, the county clerk shall not charge a fee to a city or
school district providing any information required by subsections (1)(a) and (2)(a)
of this section.
(5) Nothing in this section shall prohibit a county clerk from requesting additional
information from the city, school district board, or any other reliable source to
ascertain whether a registered voter resides within a city or a school district
boundary.
Effective: July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 10, sec. 1, effective July 15, 2010. -- Created
1994 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1994.

KRS 116.990

116.990 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Penalties.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
sec. 1550-22.

KRS 116.995

116.995 Penalties.
Any person who willfully fails to perform any of his duties as set forth in this chapter
shall be fined not less than fifty dollars ($50) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100)
for each offense. Each day of refusal to serve and carry out the duties as prescribed by law
shall constitute a separate offense.
Effective: June 21, 1974
Catchline at repeal: Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 17, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.005

117.005 Repealed, 1988.
Catchline at repeal: Preservation by county clerk of certain voting records.
History: Repealed 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 50, effective July 15, 1988. -- Created
1986 Ky. Acts ch. 470, sec. 3, effective July 15, 1986.

KRS 117.010

117.010 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Qualification of voters in regular and special elections; registration
required.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
secs. 1439, 1486b-29, 1486bb-2.

KRS 117.015

117.015 State Board of Elections -- Powers, duties, membership.
(1) There shall be a State Board of Elections which shall administer the election laws of
the state and supervise registration and purgation of voters within the state. The
board:
(a) May promulgate administrative regulations necessary to properly carry out its
duties; and
(b) Shall promulgate administrative regulations establishing a procedure for
elections officials to follow when an election has been suspended or delayed
as described in KRS 39A.100.
(2) The board shall consist of the Secretary of State and six (6) members to be
appointed by the Governor as provided in this subsection. The Secretary of State
shall serve as the chairman of the state board and the chief election official for the
Commonwealth. The members shall serve for a term of four (4) years or until their
successors are appointed. Members shall be at least twenty-five (25) years of age
and qualified voters of this state. No appointed member shall be a candidate for
public office, have been a candidate for public office for two (2) years prior to his
appointment, or have been convicted of any election law offense. Two (2) members
shall be appointed by the Governor from a separate list of at least five (5) names
submitted by the state central executive committee of each of the two (2) political
parties that polled the largest vote in the last preceding election for state officials.
The list shall be submitted to the Governor by February 15 of 1992, and the
appointments of the Governor shall be made by April 1 of the same year. Two (2)
separate lists shall be submitted to the Governor by August 15 of 1990 and every
four (4) years thereafter, and two (2) appointments shall be made from these lists by
September 15 of each year in which the lists are received. Vacancies shall be filled
in the same manner as provided for original appointments, and the person appointed
to fill the vacancy shall be of the same political party as his predecessor.
(3) The board shall meet as often as necessary to carry out its duties and shall keep a
record of its acts, orders, findings, and proceedings. A majority of the board shall
constitute a quorum. The Secretary of State shall preside at the meetings and may
vote.
(4) The members of the board shall be paid a reasonable sum to be fixed by the
secretary of the Personnel Cabinet, with the approval of the secretary of the Finance
and Administration Cabinet, and in addition, their expenses in attending board
meetings. The compensation shall be paid out of the State Treasury upon requisition
signed by the chairman of the board and approved by the secretary of the Finance
and Administration Cabinet.
Effective: June 20, 2005
History: Amended 2005 Ky. Acts ch. 91, sec. 2, effective June 20, 2005. -- Amended
1998 Ky. Acts ch. 154, sec. 74, effective July 15, 1998. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts
ch. 293, sec. 1. effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 24,
effective July 15, 1988. -- Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 457, sec. 1, effective July 15,
1982. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 18, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.020

117.020 Declaration by state board of county's status as a preclearance county.
The State Board of Elections may declare a county to be a preclearance county for
election purposes when that county has a history of voter fraud, noncompliance with
election laws, or voter complaints about the integrity of a particular election. In a county
designated as a preclearance county, all decisions of the county board of elections shall be
reported to the State Board of Elections for its review. The failure of a county board of
elections of a preclearance county to submit its decisions to the State Board of Elections
for its review shall constitute a prima facie case for appointment of an election manager
under KRS 117.022. The State Board of Elections may require a preclearance county to
submit evidence or justification as required by the state board which is necessary to
evaluate the county board's decisions. A county designated as a preclearance county shall
retain that designation until it is removed by the State Board of Elections.
Effective: July 15, 1994
History: Created 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 3, effective July 15, 1994.
History for former KRS 117.020: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective
June 19, 1952. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1,
1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1478.
Catchline at repeal: Residence requirements; how determined.

KRS 117.022

117.022 Judicial declaration of existence of election crisis -- Effect.
The Attorney General, the Secretary of State, and the State Board of Elections, by mutual
agreement, may petition Franklin Circuit Court to declare that an election crisis exists in a
county where there is evidence of sufficient malfeasance, nonfeasance, or criminal
activity to jeopardize a free and equal election in that county and to authorize the State
Board of Elections to assume responsibility for the management of the election in that
county. If Franklin Circuit Court makes that declaration and grant of authority, the State
Board of Elections shall appoint an election manager for that county to serve for the
duration of the election cycle and the county clerk, county board of elections, precinct
election officers, and any other person participating in the election process in that county
shall be subject to the direction of the election manager.
Effective: July 15, 1994
History: Created 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 2, effective July 15, 1994.

KRS 117.025

117.025 Executive director and assistant -- Staff -- Powers and duties.
(1) The State Board of Elections shall appoint an executive director, who shall be the
chief administrative officer for the board. The board shall also appoint an assistant
to the director, who shall be of a different political party than the director. The
salaries of the director and his assistant shall be set by the board.
(2) The State Board of Elections shall employ, on a bipartisan basis, a staff sufficient to
carry out the duties assigned to the board, including legal counsel and a training
officer to provide assistance to the county clerks and the county boards of elections
in their training of precinct election officers.
(3) The board shall:
(a) Maintain a complete roster of all qualified registered voters within the state by
county and precinct;
(b) For each primary election, furnish each county clerk with a master list of all
registered voters in the county, together with three (3) signature rosters of all
registered voters in each precinct of the county according to party affiliation,
and two (2) lists of all registered voters in each precinct of the county at least
five (5) days prior to each primary election;
(c) For each regular election, furnish each county clerk with a master list of all
registered voters in the county, together with one (1) signature roster of all
registered voters in each precinct of the county on which each voter's party
affiliation is identified, and two (2) lists of all registered voters in each
precinct of the county at least five (5) days prior to each regular election;
(d) Maintain all information furnished to the board relating to the inclusion or
deletion of names from the rosters for four (4) years;
(e) Furnish, at a reasonable price, the state central executive committee of each
political party qualifying under KRS 118.015 monthly data of all additions,
deletions and changes of registration in each precinct of each county and the
state central executive committee shall furnish a county listing to each of the
county executive committees of each political party;
(f) Purchase, lease or contract for the use of equipment necessary to properly
carry out its duties under the provisions of this chapter and KRS Chapters 116
and 118;
(g) Secure information from any source which may assist the board in carrying
out the purposes of this section;
(h) Furnish at a reasonable price any and all precinct lists to duly qualified
candidates, political party committees or officials thereof, or any committee
that advocates or opposes an amendment or public question. The State Board
of Elections may also furnish the precinct lists to other persons at the board's
discretion, at a reasonable price. The board shall not furnish precinct lists to
persons who intend to use the lists for commercial use.
Effective: July 15, 1994
History: Amended 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 5, effective July 15, 1994. -- Amended
1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 13, effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended 1984 Ky. Acts
ch. 185, sec. 6, effective July 13, 1984; and ch. 333, sec. 3, effective July 13, 1984. --
Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 457, sec. 2, effective July 15, 1982. -- Created 1974 Ky.
Acts ch. 130, sec. 19, effectiive June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.027

117.027 State board to promulgate record-keeping requirements.
The State Board of Elections shall promulgate administrative regulations and procedures
necessary to:
(1) Designate which election records and materials shall be retained;
(2) Establish the manner in which the records and materials shall be maintained;
(3) Establish by whom the records shall be maintained; and
(4) Establish the period of time the records shall be retained, but such records shall be
retained for not less than twenty-two (22) months.
Effective: July 15, 1988
History: Created 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 16, effective July 15, 1988.

KRS 117.030

117.030 Announcements and signs regarding importance of voting -- Notice of
illegal acts, penalties, and right to report administrative errors at polling
places.
(1) The State Board of Elections shall publish and broadcast announcements throughout
the state regarding the importance of voting in a free and conscientious manner,
procedures for registering to vote and voting, general election laws, and penalties
for vote buying and selling.
(2) The State Board of Elections shall provide for the conspicuous placement of signs
at all precinct polling places, which shall state that vote buying and selling are
illegal and shall state the penalties for such acts.
(3) The State Board of Elections shall provide for the conspicuous placement of signs
at all precinct polling places, which display the telephone number and mailing
address of the county board of elections, and which inform the voters of their right
to report any administrative or clerical errors they witness to the county board of
elections, either by phone or in writing within ten (10) days after the election.
Effective: June 21, 2001
History: Amended 2001 Ky. Acts ch. 132, sec. 1, effective June 21, 2001. -- Created
1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 5, effective July 15, 1988.
History for former KRS 117.030: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective
June 19,1952. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942,
from Ky. Stat. sec. 1441.
Catchline at repeal: Poll tax; when payment condition precedent to voting in city
election.

KRS 117.035

117.035 County board of elections -- Membership -- Appointed members --
Meetings -- Staff in counties containing city of first or second class.
(1) There shall be a county board of elections, which shall, at the direction and under
the supervision of the State Board of Elections, administer the election laws and the
registration and purgation of voters within the county.
(2) (a) The board shall consist of the county clerk, the sheriff, and two (2) members
appointed by the State Board of Elections not later than July 1 following the
election of persons to statewide office, for a term of four (4) years and until
their successors are appointed.
(b) The sheriff shall not serve on the board during any year in which he is a
candidate, but shall recommend to the board a temporary replacement to serve
in his place. If the sheriff cannot serve because he is sick, injured, or otherwise
incapacitated, he may recommend a temporary replacement to serve in his
place until the sheriff may resume his duties or a vacancy in office is declared.
(c) The county clerk may, at his option, continue to serve on the board during a
year in which he is a candidate. If the clerk elects not to serve, he shall
recommend a temporary replacement to serve in his place. If the county clerk
cannot serve because he is sick, injured, or otherwise incapacitated, he may
recommend a temporary replacement to serve in his place until the county
clerk may resume his duties or a vacancy in office is declared.
(d) 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of KRS 61.080, service on the board of
elections shall be compatible with the holding of any other county or city
office.
2. The members shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age, qualified
voters in the county from which they are appointed, and shall not have
been convicted of any election law offense.
3. One (1) member shall be appointed from a list of five (5) names
submitted by the county executive committee of each political party as
defined in KRS 118.015. If there are two (2) or more contending
executive committees of the same political party in any county, the one
recognized by the written certificate of the chairman of the state central
committee of the political party shall be the one authorized to submit the
lists.
4. If the State Board of Elections does not receive the list as required by
subparagraph 3. of this paragraph for each political party for each county
by the deadline established in paragraph (a) of this subsection or within
one (1) month of a vacancy, then the chair of the state central
committees for the political parties may submit lists of five (5) names of
qualified residents from the remaining counties by August 1 following
the election of persons to statewide office or within two (2) months of a
vacancy.
5. If the State Board of Elections does not receive a list from either the
county executive committee under subparagraph 3. of this paragraph or
the chair of the state executive committee under subparagraph 4. of this
paragraph, then the State Board of Elections shall appoint a qualified
resident from the county at its next regularly scheduled meeting in
September following the election of persons to statewide office or
within three (3) months of a vacancy.
6. A member appointed by the State Board of Elections may be removed
by the State Board of Elections for cause.
7. A member appointed by the State Board of Elections may be removed
by the State Board of Elections upon a request approved by a two-thirds
(2/3) vote of the full membership of the county executive committee that
submitted the member's name. The county executive shall provide
conclusive evidence of the committee's membership and evidence of the
committee's two-thirds (2/3) vote before the State Board of Elections
removes any member appointed by the State Board of Elections.
8. If an appointee is temporarily unable to act, a temporary appointee shall
be named by the State Board of Elections. A temporary appointee shall
serve until the original appointee notifies the State Board of Elections
that he is able to resume his term.
9. A member appointed by the State Board of Elections shall not serve on
the board if he or she is a candidate for public office, and the member
shall resign upon filing papers to become a candidate for public office or
shall be removed from office by the State Board of Elections. A member
who resigns or is removed because of his or her candidacy shall not
resume his or her term following the completion of the candidacy.
10. Vacancies and temporary vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as
provided for original appointments, and the person appointed to fill the
vacancy or temporary vacancy shall be of the same political party as his
predecessor.
(e) Compensation and payment of actual expenses of members shall be set by the
fiscal court either as an amount payable on an annual basis, or as an amount
payable on a per diem basis of not less than fifteen dollars ($15) nor more than
one hundred dollars ($100) for each day the board meets.
(3) A majority of the board shall constitute a quorum. The county clerk shall serve as
chairman of the meetings and may vote. In case of a tie, the chairman may cast an
additional vote. Records shall be kept of all proceedings, and the records shall be
public and kept at the office of the county clerk.
(4) The board shall meet at least once a month and may meet more frequently if
necessary. The board shall stay in session on election days to correct clerical errors
and rule on questions regarding voter registration and may make to the election
officers such certifications as may be necessary. On election days, appeals may be
made to a Circuit Judge, but a ruling of the board shall be reversed only upon a
finding that it was arbitrary and capricious.
(5) In counties containing cities of the first and second class, the board may employ, on
a bipartisan basis, a staff sufficient to carry out the duties assigned to the board.
Effective: July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 176, sec. 2, effective July 15, 2010. -- Amended
2005 Ky. Acts ch. 71, sec. 2, effective June 20, 2005. -- Amended 1996 Ky. Acts
ch. 195, sec. 4, effective July 15, 1996. -- Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 256, sec. 1,
effective July 14, 1992. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 14, effective July 13,
1990. -- Amended 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 25, effective July 15, 1988. --
Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 6, effective July 15, 1982. -- Amended 1978
Ky. Acts ch. 318, sec. 1, effective June 17, 1978. -- Amended 1976 (1st Extra. Sess.)
Ky. Acts ch. 14, sec. 129, effective January 2, 1978. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts
ch. 130, sec. 20, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.040

117.040 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Persons permitted to register.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. secs. 1486b-
29, 1486bb-2.

KRS 117.045

117.045 Precinct election officers -- Alternate and emergency appointments --
Minors permitted to serve as election officers.
(1) The county board of elections shall in the manner prescribed by this section, not
later than March 20 each year, except in a year in which no primary and regular
elections are scheduled, appoint for each precinct in the county two (2) judges, one
(1) clerk and one (1) sheriff of election. They shall serve in all elections held in the
county during the year, except for minors seventeen (17) years of age who will
become eighteen (18) years of age on or before the day of the regular election who
may only serve as election officers for the primary and regular elections as provided
in subsection (9) of this section. If a special election is ordered to be held in a year
in which no elections are scheduled, the county executive committee of each
political party in each county in the territory affected by the special election shall,
not later than twenty-eight (28) days preceding the date of the special election,
submit a written list of nominees for precinct election officers to serve in the special
election in a manner consistent with the provisions of subsection (2) of this section.
The county board of elections in each county in the territory affected by the special
election shall, not later than twenty-one (21) days preceding the date of the special
election, appoint precinct election officers to serve in the special election in a
manner consistent with the provisions of subsections (4), (5), and (6) of this section.
The State Board of Elections shall promulgate an administrative regulation
establishing evaluation procedures which county boards of elections may use to
qualify persons nominated to serve as precinct election officers.
(2) The county executive committees of the two (2) political parties having
representation on the State Board of Elections may, on or before March 15 each
year, designate in writing to the county board of elections a list of not less than four
(4) names for each precinct; except that, in any precinct where there are not as many
as four (4) persons possessing the qualifications of an election officer belonging to
the political party filing the list, a lesser number may be designated. If there are two
(2) or more contending executive committees of the same party in any county, the
one recognized by the written certificate of the chairman of the state central
committee of the party shall be the one authorized to submit the lists. The lists shall
contain the full name, address, phone number, and Social Security number, if
available, of each person listed. The lists shall be accompanied by a signed
statement from each person stating that he is willing to serve, has not failed to serve
without excuse in the past, and has not been convicted of an election law offense or
any felony, unless the person's civil rights have been restored by the Governor. The
State Board of Elections shall prescribe by administrative regulation the form of the
list.
(3) The Attorney General shall notify each party state central committee of the duties of
the party.
(4) If lists are submitted, the county board of elections shall select one (1) judge at each
voting place from each political party's list, and the county board shall select the
sheriff from one (1) political party's list and the clerk from the other. If no lists are
submitted, the two (2) members of the county board of elections who are appointed
by the State Board of Elections may submit lists; and the county board shall select
the sheriff and one (1) judge from one (1) list and the clerk and the other judge from
the remaining list. If no lists are submitted, the county board shall select the sheriff
and one (1) judge from the membership of one (1) party and the clerk and the other
judge from the membership of the remaining party. The county board shall, when
possible, also appoint an adequate number of alternate precinct election officers
from names on the lists which were submitted but which were not selected by the
county board as precinct election officers. If alternate precinct election officers are
not appointed from the lists of nominees who were not selected as precinct election
officers, the county board of elections shall submit its method of selecting alternate
precinct election officers to the State Board of Elections for its approval.
(5) If, after all reasonable efforts have been made, the county board of elections is
unable to find two (2) qualified officers for each precinct who are affiliated with the
two (2) political parties having representation on the State Board of Elections, the
county board shall submit a list of emergency election officer appointments to the
State Board of Elections. The county board shall also present, in writing, its efforts
to recruit and appoint election officers as prescribed in subsection (4) of this
section. The list of emergency appointments may include qualified voters not
affiliated with the two (2) parties represented on the state board. The state board,
after its review, may approve any or all of the emergency appointments submitted
by the county board or may direct the county board to take other action. Any
emergency appointment shall be made for the next ensuing election only.
(6) In addition to precinct election officers appointed under subsection (1) of this
section, a county board of elections may appoint up to two (2) additional precinct
election officers per precinct with the approval of the State Board of Elections. The
state board shall promulgate an administrative regulation establishing conditions
under which additional precinct officers may be approved.
(7) The county board of elections shall, not less than ten (10) days before the next
ensuing election, send to each election officer written notice of his appointment.
The board may direct the sheriff of the county to serve the notice of appointment, if
it deems the action is necessary.
(8) The State Board of Elections may require the county board of elections to submit its
list of precinct officers for review. The State Board of Elections may, after a
hearing, direct the removal of any election officer who the board finds would not
fairly administer the state election laws. The state board shall replace any officer so
removed. The board shall provide for the method and manner of the hearing by
administrative regulation.
(9) An election officer shall be a qualified voter of the precinct; except that, where no
qualified voter of the required political party is available within the precinct, the
election officer shall be a qualified voter of the county. A minor seventeen (17)
years of age who will become eighteen (18) years of age on or before the day of the
regular election may serve as an election officer for the primary and regular
elections in which he or she is qualified to vote; however, no precinct shall have
more than one (1) person serving as an election officer who is a minor seventeen
(17) years of age. An election officer shall not be a candidate for office during the
election year. An election officer shall not be the spouse, parent, brother, sister, or
child of a candidate who is to be voted for at the election in the precinct in which
the election officer will serve on election day. An election officer shall not have
changed his voter registration party affiliation for one (1) year prior to his
appointment. An election officer may be removed, for cause, at any time up to five
(5) days before an election. Vacancies shall be filled by the county board with
alternate precinct election officers and the person appointed to fill the vacancy shall
be of the same political party as the vacating officer, except for emergency
appointments made as provided in subsection (5) of this section.
(10) If the county board of elections fails to appoint election officers, or if any officer is
not present at the precinct at the time for commencing the election, or refuses to act,
and if no alternate is available, the officer in attendance representing the political
party of the absentee shall appoint a suitable person to act in his place for that
election. If both representatives of the same political party are absent, qualified
voters present affiliating with that party shall elect, viva voce, suitable persons to
act in their places.
(11) Each election officer shall be paid a minimum of sixty dollars ($60) per election day
served, and such an additional amount as compensation as may be determined by
the county board of elections, with the approval of the governing body which would
be responsible for funding the election officers' pay, for each election in which the
election officer serves, to be paid by the county. For delivering the election packets
to the polls, the precinct election officers shall receive in addition the mileage
reimbursement provided for state employees, for each mile necessarily traveled in
the delivery of the packets to the polls, or a flat fee if the fee equals or exceeds that
amount. For delivering election returns, the precinct election judges shall receive in
addition the mileage reimbursement provided for state employees for each mile
necessarily traveled from the place of voting to and from the place of delivery, or a
flat fee if the fee equals or exceeds that amount. The fee paid to the precinct election
judges for delivering election returns shall be paid by the county.
Effective: July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 176, sec. 3, effective July 15, 2010. -- Amended
2002 Ky. Acts ch. 63, sec. 11, effective July 15, 2002; and ch. 265, sec. 1, effective
July 15, 2002. -- Amended 1998 Ky. Acts ch. 243, sec. 3, effective April 1, 1998. --
Amended 1996 Ky. Acts ch. 195, sec. 5, effective July 15, 1996. -- Amended 1994
Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 6, effective July 15, 1994. – Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 180,
sec. 1, effective July 14, 1992. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 15, effective
July 13, 1990. -- Amended 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 26, effective July 15, 1988. --
Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 470, sec. 6, effective July 15, 1986. -- Amended 1982
Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 7, effective July 15, 1982. -- Amended 1978 Ky. Acts ch. 318,
sec. 2, effective June 17, 1978; and ch. 395, sec. 1, effective June 17, 1978. --
Amended 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 282, sec. 1, effective June 19, 1976. -- Created 1974 Ky.
Acts ch. 130, sec. 21, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.050

117.050 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Time and place of registration; when books to be closed; special
provision for registration in city of third class not the county seat; change of party.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Amended
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 59, secs. 2 and 3. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1,
effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. secs. 1486b-33, 1496-14.

KRS 117.0551

117.0551 Boundaries of precincts.
(1) A county board of elections shall establish election precincts so that each boundary
of each precinct follows:
(a) A boundary described in KRS 117.055(1);
(b) The boundary of an incorporated city;
(c) A boundary of an urban-county legislative district established under KRS
Chapter 67A;
(d) A boundary of a school district or school district division established under
KRS Chapter 160; or
(e) A boundary of a census tract or census block established by the United States
Bureau of the Census for the most recent decennial census of population and
appearing on census block boundary maps.
(2) If a county board of elections cannot establish a precinct that complies with KRS
117.055 by using the boundaries permitted under subsection (1) of this section, the
county board of elections may either:
(a) Establish the precinct boundary by using a boundary following a visible
feature, including but not limited to a highway, railroad, or stream, and an
extension of that visible feature to, but not across, another visible feature, nor
across an extension of another feature that is used as a precinct boundary; or
(b) Request an exemption under KRS 117.0553 and 117.0554.
(3) For purposes of this section, a "visible feature" is a physical feature shown on
official maps prepared by:
(a) The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet;
(b) The United States Geological Survey; or
(c) The United States Bureau of the Census.
Effective: July 14, 1992
History: Created 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 430, sec. 2, effective July 14, 1992.

KRS 117.0552

117.0552 Procedure for establishing precincts.
(1) As used in KRS 117.055 to 117.0555 and KRS 117.0557, "establish a precinct"
shall include the following:
(a) Creating a new precinct;
(b) Dividing one (1) precinct into two (2) or more precincts;
(c) Combining two (2) or more precincts into one (1) precinct; and
(d) Altering a boundary line between two (2) or more precincts.
(2) Each county board of elections shall establish precincts by issuing a proposed
precinct establishment order. Each proposed precinct establishment order shall be
submitted to the executive director of the State Board of Elections for approval.
(3) The order prescribed in subsection (2) of this section shall include:
(a) A written description of the boundaries of each precinct to be established;
(b) A map or maps clearly showing the boundaries of each precinct to be
established;
(c) The estimated number of registered voters in each precinct to be established;
and
(d) Any additional information which may be required by an administrative
regulation adopted by the State Board of Elections under KRS Chapter 13A
for the purposes of assuring compliance with KRS 117.055 to 117.0555 and
KRS 117.0557.
(4) If a proposed precinct establishment order includes a description of a precinct with a
boundary that follows the boundary of an entity referred to in KRS 117.0551(1), the
order shall include the following:
(a) A description that precisely identifies the boundary line; and
(b) A notation on the map of the precinct indicating that the boundary is that of an
entity referred to in KRS 117.0551(1) and naming the specific entity.
(5) If a proposed precinct establishment order includes a description of a precinct
boundary that follows one or more visible features, the order shall include a
description that precisely identifies each feature that forms the precinct boundary.
Effective: July 14, 1992
History: Created 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 430, sec. 3, , effective July 14,1992.

KRS 117.0553

117.0553 Review and approval of precinct establishment order -- Resubmission of
returned orders.
(1) The executive director of the State Board of Elections or his designee shall examine
each proposed precinct establishment order submitted under KRS 117.0552 to
determine if the order would establish precincts in compliance with KRS 117.055 to
117.0552.
(2) If the executive director or his designee determines that the proposed precinct
establishment order would comply with KRS 117.055 to 117.0552, the executive
director shall approve the proposed precinct establishment order no later than thirty
(30) days after its receipt by the executive director. The order shall become effective
upon the executive director's approval unless the order contains a different effective
date.
(3) If the executive director or his designee determines that the proposed precinct
establishment order would not comply with KRS 117.055 to 117.0552, the
executive director shall return the proposed precinct establishment order to the
county board of elections no later than thirty (30) days after he receives the
proposed order. The order shall be accompanied by a letter from the executive
director indicating specifically how the order would not comply with KRS 117.055
to 117.0552.
(4) If a proposed precinct establishment order is returned to a county board of elections
under this section, the board may:
(a) Amend the proposed order so that the precincts may be established in
compliance with KRS 117.055 to 117.0552; or
(b) Request an exemption under KRS 117.0554; or
(c) Request a hearing under KRS 117.0555.
(5) The county board of elections shall resubmit the proposed order to the executive
director of the State Board of Elections with the amendment, request for an
exemption, or request for a hearing. If the proposed order is resubmitted with an
amendment, the executive director or his designee shall review and act upon the
amended proposal in accordance with subsections (1) to (3) of this section.
Effective: July 14, 1992
History: Created 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 430, sec. 4, effective July 14, 1992.

KRS 117.0554

117.0554 Request for exemption -- Procedure.
(1) When a proposed precinct establishment order has been returned to the county
board of elections under KRS 117.0553, and the county board of elections has
determined that the noncompliance described by the executive director cannot be
corrected by the establishment of a precinct that complies with the provisions of
KRS 117.055 to 117.0552, the county board of elections may request the State
Board of Elections to grant an exemption.
(2) The State Board of Elections shall conduct a hearing on the exemption request. If
the State Board of Elections determines that the noncompliance described by the
executive director cannot be corrected by the establishment of a precinct that
complies with all provisions of KRS 117.055 to 117.0552, the board shall grant the
exemption.
(3) If the State Board of Elections grants the exemption, the county board of elections
shall amend the proposed precinct establishment order to establish precinct
boundaries:
(a) In accordance with the exemption granted by the State Board of Elections;
(b) That comply with all other requirements established by KRS 117.055 to
117.0552; and
(c) That are precisely described in the order.
(4) The county board of elections shall submit the amended order to the State Board of
Elections. If the State Board of Elections finds that the proposed order, as amended,
complies with subsection (3) of this section, it shall approve the order. The order
shall become effective upon its approval by the State Board of Elections unless the
order contains a different effective date.
Effective: July 14, 1992
History: Created 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 430, sec. 5, effective July 14,1992.

KRS 117.0555

117.0555 Hearing on returned order believed by county board to be in compliance.
If the county board of elections believes that the proposed order returned under KRS
117.0553(3) complies with KRS 117.055 to 117.0552, the county board may resubmit the
order to the executive director and request a hearing before the State Board of Elections.
If the State Board of Elections determines that the proposed precinct establishment order
complies with KRS 117.055 to 117.0552, the State Board of Elections shall make a
written finding of fact that the order complies with KRS 117.055 to 117.0552 and shall
approve the order. The order shall become effective upon its approval by the State Board
of Elections unless the order contains a different effective date.
Effective: July 14, 1992
History: Created 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 430, sec. 6, effective July 14, 1992.

KRS 117.0556

117.0556 Information to be supplied to Legislative Research Commission --
Opportunity for comment.
For the purposes of implementing KRS 7.550:
(1) The State Board of Elections shall provide the Legislative Research Commission:
(a) A copy of each proposed precinct establishment order submitted under KRS
117.0552;
(b) A copy of each request for an exemption filed under KRS 117.0553 and
117.0554;
(c) Notice of the time and place of any hearing on a request for an exemption held
under KRS 117.0554; and
(d) A copy of each precinct establishment order approved under KRS 117.0553 to
117.0555.
(2) The Legislative Research Commission or its designee shall be given an opportunity
to comment upon any proposed order or request for an exemption made under KRS
117.0553 to 117.0555 prior to the State Board of Elections' approval of the order or
decision on the request.
Effective: July 14, 1992
History: Created 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 430, sec. 8, effective July 14, 1992.

KRS 117.0557

117.0557 Schedule of actions for compliance with KRS 117.055 and 117.0551.
Not later than January 1, 1995, the boundaries of all election precincts in the
Commonwealth shall comply with KRS 117.055 and 117.0551, and all county boards of
elections shall have filed with the State Board of Elections maps and descriptions of
precinct boundaries that provide the information required by KRS 117.055 and 117.0552.
For the purpose of implementing this section:
(1) By July 15, 1993, the State Board of Elections, in consultation with the Legislative
Research Commission, shall review the boundaries of all precincts in effect on July
14, 1992, to determine whether or not the boundaries comply with KRS 117.055
and 117.0551. If the State Board of Elections finds that a precinct boundary does
not comply with KRS 117.055 and 117.0551, it shall so notify the county board of
elections in writing.
(2) By July 15, 1993, the State Board of Elections, in consultation with the Legislative
Research Commission, shall review the maps and descriptions of precinct
boundaries on file with the State Board of Elections to determine if the boundaries
of all precincts in effect on July 14, 1992, are described and mapped in a manner
that provides the information required by KRS 117.055 and 117.0552. If the State
Board of Elections finds that the information on file does not provide the
information required by KRS 117.055 and 117.0552, it shall so notify the county
board of elections in writing.
(3) If a county board of elections receives notice under subsection (1) or (2) of this
section, it shall prepare a proposed precinct establishment order to establish a
precinct boundary in compliance with KRS 117.055 and 117.0551, or provide a
map and description of the precinct boundary in compliance with KRS 117.055 and
117.0552, or both, not later than July 15, 1994. The proposed precinct establishment
order shall be processed in the manner prescribed by KRS 117.0552 to 117.0555.
Effective: July 14, 1992
History: Created 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 430, sec. 9, effective July 14, 1992.

KRS 117.055

117.055 Division of county into precincts -- Maps -- Failure of board to perform
duty -- Coordination of precinct boundary changes with other boundaries.
Subject to KRS 117.0551 to 117.0555:
(1) Each county shall be divided into election precincts by the county board of
elections. Each election precinct shall be composed of contiguous and, as nearly as
practicable, compact areas having clearly definable boundaries and wholly
contained within any larger district. The county board of elections shall establish
precincts so that no boundary of a precinct crosses the boundary of:
(a) The Commonwealth;
(b) A county or urban-county;
(c) A congressional district;
(d) A state senatorial district;
(e) A state representative district;
(f) A justice of the peace or county commissioner's district established under
KRS Chapter 67; or
(g) An aldermanic ward established under KRS 83.440.
(2) The county board of elections shall have the authority to draw precinct lines so as to
enable more than one (1) precinct to vote at one (1) location. The county board of
elections shall review election precinct boundaries as often as necessary. Without
exception, they shall review the boundaries of all election precincts exceeding seven
hundred (700) votes cast in the last regular election prior to each primary election,
and the State Board of Elections may require a written report at least sixty (60) days
prior to the candidate filing deadline set forth in KRS 118.165(1) on each election
precinct exceeding seven hundred (700) votes cast in the last regular election.
Consideration to the division of said election precincts should be based on the
anticipated growth factor within the specified boundaries; however, the county
board of elections shall not be prohibited from dividing election precincts in excess
of seven hundred (700) votes cast in the last regular election or less than seven
hundred (700) votes cast in the last regular election if they elect to do so. However,
the State Board of Elections may, in its discretion, withhold from a county the
expenses of an election under KRS 117.345 for any precinct containing more than
one thousand five hundred (1,500) registered voters, excluding those precincts
utilizing optical scan voting machines and those periods of time in which the
precinct boundaries have been frozen under KRS 117.056.
(3) No election precinct shall be created, divided, abolished, or consolidated or the
boundaries therein changed prior to any primary election to comply with the
provisions of KRS 117.055 to 117.0555 and KRS 117.0557 later than the last date
prescribed by election law generally for filing notification and declaration forms
with the county clerk or Secretary of State. No election precinct shall be created,
divided, abolished, or consolidated or the boundaries therein changed prior to any
general election to comply with the provisions of KRS 117.055 to 117.0555 and
KRS 117.0557 later than the last date prescribed by election law generally for filing
certificates or petitions of nomination with the county clerk or Secretary of State.
(4) The county board of elections shall designate the name or number and the
boundaries of the election precincts. Each precinct shall contain, as nearly as
practicable, an equal number of voters, based on the number of registered voters in
the county.
(5) A map and listing of the exact election precinct boundaries shall be filed by the
county board of elections with the State Board of Elections, and any changes in
boundaries thereafter made shall also be filed with the State Board of Elections. A
copy of this map indicating all precinct boundaries within the county shall be
included in the election supplies of each precinct.
(6) If the county board of elections fails to perform any of the duties required by KRS
117.055 to 117.0555 and KRS 117.0557:
(a) The State Board of Elections or any citizen and voter of the county may apply
to the Circuit Court of the county for a summary mandatory order requiring
the board to perform the duty. Appeals may be taken to the Court of Appeals
by either party; and
(b) The State Board of Elections shall not submit claims for payments to the
county under KRS 117.343 and 117.345 until the State Board of Elections
determines in writing that the duty has been performed.
(7) The county board of elections shall coordinate all precinct boundary changes with
the affected school board, magisterial, and municipal boundaries.
Effective: July 15, 2002
History: Amended 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 129, sec. 1, effective July 15, 2002. -- Amended
2000 Ky. Acts ch. 61, sec. 1, effective July 14, 2000. -- Amended 1994 Ky. Acts
ch. 394, sec. 7, effective July 15, 1994. – Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 430, sec. 1,
effective July 14, 1992. -- Amended 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 44, sec. 3, effective March 2,
1984. -- Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 8, effective July 15, 1982. -- Amended
1980 Ky. Acts ch. 157, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1980. -- Amended 1976 Ky. Acts
ch. 135, sec. 1, effective June 19, 1976; and ch. 333, sec. 1, effective June 19, 1976. -
- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 22, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.056

117.056 Maintenance of boundaries of election precincts.
(1) The provisions of KRS 117.055 notwithstanding, the county boards of elections
shall maintain the boundaries of election precincts from July 15 of each year ending
in "0" until the termination of the next following regular or extraordinary session of
the General Assembly which enacts congressional and state legislative redistricting
legislation following receipt of the decennial United States Census of Population.
(2) If any county board of elections fails to perform the duty placed upon it by
subsection (1) of this section, the State Board of Elections shall apply to the Circuit
Court of the county for a writ of mandamus requiring the county board to perform
this duty.
Effective: March 19, 2001
History: Amended 2001 Ky. Acts ch. 122, sec. 1, effective March 19, 2001. -- Created
1990 Ky. Acts ch. 319, sec. 1, effective July 13, 1990.

KRS 117.057

117.057 Repealed, 1982.
Catchline at repeal: Maintenance of current boundaries of election precincts.
History: Repealed upon termination of 1982 Regular Session of the General Assembly
pursuant to 1980 Ky. Acts ch. 15, sec. 1(3). -- Created 1980 Ky. Acts ch. 15, sec. 1,
effective July 15, 1980.

KRS 117.058

117.058 Legislative approval for certain boundary changes.
The county board of elections shall not add territory to, delete territory from, or otherwise
change the boundary of any congressional, representative, or senatorial district without
legislative approval to redefine the district in the form of a legislative act changing the
district's boundaries. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to prohibit the
consolidation, creation or division of precincts within legislative and congressional
district boundaries under KRS 117.055.
Effective: July 15, 1986
History: Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 470, sec. 7, effective July 15, 1986. -- Created
1982 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1982.

KRS 117.060

117.060 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Registrant to appear in person; challenge.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486bb-
5.

KRS 117.065

117.065 Establishing voting places for precincts -- Change -- Expense -- Authority
to designate as voting places buildings constructed with tax revenues -- Voter
accessibility -- Immediate telephone accessibility.
(1) The county board of elections shall, not later than September 20 of each year,
establish the voting place for each precinct. If a change becomes necessary after that
date, notice of change shall be published pursuant to KRS Chapter 424. If a change
becomes necessary on election day, notice shall be posted at the former voting
place. The expense of renting voting places, for which rent of not less than twenty
dollars ($20) shall be paid, shall be paid in the same manner as other election
expenses.
(2) The county board of elections shall have the authority to designate as voting places,
without cost to the board, buildings constructed in whole or in part with tax
revenues.
(3) The county board of elections shall designate as voting places only those places
which are accessible to all eligible voters, including those with physical limitations
and the elderly.
(4) The county board of elections shall ensure that each precinct polling place in the
county has immediate access to a telephone within the polling place on the day of
any election.
Effective: July 15, 1994.
History: Amended 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 8, effective July 15, 1994; and ch. 416,
sec. 2, effective July 15, 1994. -- Amended 1980 Ky. Acts ch. 72, sec. 1, effective
July 15, 1980. -- Amended 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 135, sec. 2, effective June 19, 1976. --
Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 23, effective June 21, 1974.
Legislative Research Commission Note (7/15/94). This section was amended by 1994
Ky. Acts chs. 394 and 416 which do not appear to be in conflict and have been
codified together.

KRS 117.066

117.066 Ability of precinct with small number of voters to use voting facilities and
election officers of larger precinct.
(1) In the case of a precinct comprised of a small number of registered voters, the
county board of elections may, pursuant to KRS 117.055, utilize the facilities of
another precinct as a voting location. Additionally, the county board of elections
may petition the State Board of Elections to allow the precinct election officers of
the larger precinct to serve as precinct election officers for the precinct that is the
subject of the petition. The petition shall designate both the smaller precinct and the
larger precinct with which it is to be included, the type of voting machine or
machines to be used, and whether supplemental paper ballots are to be used. The
petition shall contain a full explanation of the reasons why inclusion is desirable.
(2) If the petition submitted pursuant to subsection (1) of this section is approved by the
State Board of Elections, the election shall be conducted according to the following
provisions:
(a) One voting machine may be utilized for both precincts if the State Board of
Elections certifies that separate ballots may be placed upon the voting
machine to be used without endangering the integrity of the ballots or without
violating any other election law. Otherwise, separate voting machines shall be
used for each precinct. In the instance of a precinct which has a small number
of voters such that the use of a separate voting machine would be cost-
prohibitive, the county clerk may make application to the State Board of
Elections to use supplemental paper ballots under KRS 118.215 to conduct the
voting for the small precinct on election day. If the use of supplemental paper
ballots is approved by the State Board of Elections, at the close of voting on
election day, the locked ballot box shall be transported to the county board of
elections and ballots shall be counted by the county board of elections as
provided by KRS 117.275(10) to (13);
(b) Separate precinct voter rosters shall be maintained for each precinct, and steps
shall be taken to insure that voters cast their ballot in their duly authorized
precinct; and
(c) A separate set of elections forms and reports required by this chapter and the
State Board of Elections shall be maintained for each precinct.
Effective: July 15, 2008
History: Amended 2008 Ky. Acts ch. 129, sec. 13, effective July 15, 2008. -- Amended
2002 Ky. Acts ch. 129, sec. 3, effective April 2, 2002. -- Created 1992 Ky. Acts
ch. 430, sec. 10, effective April 13, 1992.
Legislative Research Commission Note (7/15/2010). A reference to "KRS 117.275(7)"
in subsection (2)(a) of this statute has been changed in codification to "KRS
117.275(10) to (13)." 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 176, sec. 8, renumbered and subdivided the
former subsection (7) of KRS 117.275 as subsections (10), (11), (12), and (13), but
failed to include a conforming amendment to the reference in subsection (2)(a) of this
statute. This manifest clerical or typographical error has been corrected by the
Reviser of Statutes under the authority of KRS 7.136(1).

KRS 117.070

117.070 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Forms for registration.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486bb-
6.

KRS 117.075

117.075 Absentee ballots for voters with disabilities.
(1) Any qualified voter who has not been declared mentally disabled by a court of
competent jurisdiction, and who, on account of age, disability or illness, is not able
to appear at the polls on election day may vote in the following manner. At least
seven (7) days prior to the date of the election and prior to the close of normal
business hours, he shall present to the clerk by mail or in person his application for
an absentee ballot containing a verified statement that his inability to appear is due
to age, disability, or illness. The request for the application may be made by
telephone, facsimile machine, mail, or in person. Within three (3) days of receipt of
the request, the clerk shall mail to the voter an absentee ballot and envelopes, and
the voter shall cast his vote in accordance with KRS 117.086. The ballot shall be
returned by the voter to the county clerk by mail.
(2) Ballots furnished pursuant to the provisions of this section shall include the names
of all candidates for which the voter is entitled to vote.
Effective: July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 176, sec. 4, effective July 15, 2010. -- Amended
1998 Ky. Acts ch. 243, sec. 4, effective April 1, 1998. -- Amended 1994 Ky. Acts
ch. 394, sec. 9, effective July 15, 1994; and ch. 405, sec. 14, effective July 15, 1994.
– Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 65, sec. 1, effective March 19, 1992. -- Amended
1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 16, effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended 1986 Ky. Acts
ch. 287, sec. 4, effective July 15, 1986; and ch. 470, sec. 8, effective July 15, 1986. --
Amended 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 7, effective July 13, 1984. -- Amended 1982
Ky. Acts ch. 141, sec. 56, effective July 1, 1982; and ch. 360, sec. 38, effective July
15, 1982; and ch. 394, sec. 9, effective July 15, 1982. -- Amended 1980 Ky. Acts
ch. 73, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1980. -- Amended 1978 Ky. Acts ch. 222, sec. 1,
effective June 17, 1978. -- Created 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 247, sec. 3, effective June 19,
1976.
Note: 1980 Ky. Acts ch. 396, sec. 61 would have amended this section effective July 1,
1982. However, 1980 Ky. Acts ch. 396 was repealed by 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 141,
sec. 146, also effective July 1, 1982.

KRS 117.077

117.077 Absentee ballot for medical emergencies.
In case of a medical emergency within fourteen (14) days or less of an election, a
registered voter and the registered voter's spouse may apply for an absentee ballot. The
application shall state that the emergency condition occurred within the fourteen (14) day
period. The application shall be notarized. The application form may be requested by and
delivered by the voter or the spouse, parents, or children of the voter. If the voter has no
spouse, parents, or children, the application form may be requested by and delivered by
the brother, sister, niece, nephew, or designee of the voter. The application form shall be
restricted to the use of the voter. Upon receipt of the application and verification, the
county clerk shall issue an absentee ballot.
Effective: February 15, 2002
History: Amended 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 3, sec. 1, effective February 15, 2002. --
Amended 1998 Ky. Acts ch. 243, sec. 5, effective April 1, 1998. -- Amended 1994
Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 10, effective July 15, 1994. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48,
sec. 17, effective July 13, 1990. -- Created 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 287, sec. 2, effective
July 15, 1986.

KRS 117.079

117.079 Administrative regulations for absentee voting by overseas Kentucky
military personnel and other citizens.
The provisions of KRS 117.085 and 117.086 notwithstanding, the State Board of
Elections shall, as circumstances warrant and with the concurrence of the Attorney
General, promulgate necessary administrative regulations to preserve the absentee voting
rights of residents of Kentucky who are military personnel serving on active duty outside
the United States and other residents of Kentucky residing outside the United States.
Effective: March 1, 1991
History: Created 1991 (1st Extra. Sess.) Acts Ch. 17, Sec. 1, effective March 1, 1991.

KRS 117.080

117.080 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Forms to be made out and signed; preservation; lists of voters.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
secs. 1486bb-6, 1496-13.

KRS 117.0851

117.0851 Tabulation of absentee ballots.
Absentee ballots cast, as provided by KRS 117.075, 117.077, and 117.085, shall all be
tabulated in the same manner, as shall be provided by this chapter.
Effective: July 14, 1992
History: Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 296, sec. 2, effective July 14, 1992. -- Created
1986 Ky. Acts ch. 287, sec. 3, effective July 15, 1986.

KRS 117.085

117.085 Application for mail-in absentee ballot -- In-person absentee voting in the
clerk's office -- Supervision of and challengers for absentee voting -- Form of
ballot -- Cancellation of absentee ballot.
(1) All requests for an application for an absentee ballot may be transmitted by
telephone, facsimile machine, by mail, by electronic mail, or in person. Except as
provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, all applications for an absentee ballot
shall be transmitted only by mail to the voter or in person at the option of the voter,
except that the county clerk shall hand an application for an absentee ballot to a
voter permitted to vote by absentee ballot who appears in person to request the
application, or shall mail the application to a voter permitted to vote by absentee
ballot who requests the application by telephone, facsimile machine, or mail. The
absentee ballot application may be requested by the voter or the spouse, parents, or
children of the voter, but shall be restricted to the use of the voter. Except for
qualified voters who apply pursuant to the requirements of KRS 117.075 and
117.077, those who are incarcerated in jail but have yet to be convicted, military
personnel confined to a military base on election day, and persons who qualify
under paragraph (a)7. of this subsection, absentee ballots shall not be mailed to a
voter's residential address located in the county in which the voter is registered. In
the case of ballots returned by mail, the county clerk shall provide an absentee
ballot, two (2) official envelopes for returning the ballot, and instructions for voting
to a voter who presents a completed application for an absentee ballot as provided
in this section and who is properly registered as stated in his or her application.
(a) The following voters may apply to cast their votes by mail-in absentee ballot
if the application is received not later than the close of business hours seven
(7) days before the election:
1. Voters permitted to vote by absentee ballot pursuant to KRS 117.075;
2. Voters who are residents of Kentucky who are members of the Armed
Forces, dependents of members of the Armed Forces, and citizens
residing overseas;
3. Voters who are students who temporarily reside outside the county of
their residence;
4. Voters who are incarcerated in jail who have been charged with a crime
but have not been convicted of the crime;
5. Voters who change their place of residence to a different state while the
registration books are closed in the new state of residence before an
election of electors for President and Vice President of the United
States, who shall be permitted to cast an absentee ballot for electors for
President and Vice President of the United States only;
6. Voters who temporarily reside outside the state but who are still eligible
to vote in this state; and
7. Voters who are prevented from voting in person at the polls on election
day and from casting an absentee ballot in person in the county clerk's
office on all days absentee voting is conducted prior to election day
because their employment location requires them to be absent from the
county all hours and all days absentee voting is conducted in the county
clerk's office.
(b) Residents of Kentucky who are members of the Armed Forces, dependents of
members of the Armed Forces, and overseas citizens, may apply for an
absentee ballot by means of the federal post-card application, which may be
transmitted to the county clerk's office by mail or by facsimile machine. The
application may be used to register, reregister, and to apply for an absentee
ballot. If the federal post-card application is received at any time not less than
seven (7) days before the election, the county clerk shall affix his or her seal to
the application form upon receipt.
(c) Absentee voting shall be conducted in the county clerk's office or other place
designated by the county board of elections and approved by the State Board
of Elections during normal business hours for at least the twelve (12) working
days before the election. A county board of elections may permit absentee
voting to be conducted on a voting machine for a period longer than the
twelve (12) working days before the election.
(d) Any qualified voter in the county who is not permitted to vote by absentee
ballot under paragraph (a) of this subsection who will be absent from the
county on any election day may, at any time during normal business hours on
those days absentee voting is conducted in the county clerk's office, make
application in person to the county clerk to vote on a voting machine in the
county clerk's office or other place designated by the county board of elections
and approved by the State Board of Elections.
(e) The following voters may, at any time during normal business hours on those
days absentee voting is conducted in the county clerk's office, make
application in person to the county clerk to vote on a voting machine in the
county clerk's office or other place designated by the county board of elections
and approved by the State Board of Elections:
1. Voters who are residents of Kentucky who are members of the Armed
Forces, dependents of members of the Armed Forces, and citizens
residing overseas, who will be absent from the county on any election
day;
2. Voters who are students who temporarily reside outside the county of
their residence;
3. Voters who have surgery scheduled that will require hospitalization on
election day, and the spouse of the voter;
4. Voters who temporarily reside outside the state but who are still eligible
to vote in this state and who will be absent from the county on any
election day;
5. Voters who are residents of Kentucky who are members of the Armed
Forces confined to a military base on election day and who learn of that
confinement within seven (7) days or less of an election and are not
eligible for a paper absentee ballot under this subsection; and
6. A voter who is a pregnant woman in her last trimester of pregnancy at
the time she wishes to vote under this paragraph. The application form
for a voter under this subparagraph shall be prescribed by the State
Board of Elections, which shall contain the woman's sworn statement
that she is in fact in her last trimester of pregnancy at the time she
wishes to vote.
(f) Voters who change their place of residence to a different state while the
registration books are closed in the new state of residence before a presidential
election shall be permitted to cast an absentee ballot for President and Vice
President only, by making application in person to the county clerk to vote on
a voting machine in the county clerk's office or other place designated by the
county board of elections and approved by the State Board of Elections.
(g) Any member of the county board of elections, any precinct election officer
appointed to serve in a precinct other than that in which he or she is registered,
any alternate precinct election officer, any deputy county clerk, any staff for
the State Board of Elections, and any staff for the county board of elections
may vote on a voting machine in the county clerk's office or other place
designated by the county board of elections, and approved by the State Board
of Elections, up to the close of normal business hours on the day before the
election. The application form for those persons shall be prescribed by the
State Board of Elections and, in the case of application by precinct election
officers, shall contain a verification of appointment signed by a member of the
county board of elections. If an alternate precinct election officer or a precinct
election officer appointed to serve in a precinct other than that in which he or
she is registered receives his or her appointment while absentee voting is
being conducted in the county, such officer may vote on a voting machine in
the county clerk's office or other place designated by the county board of
elections, and approved by the State Board of Elections, up to the close of
normal business hours on the day before the election. In case of such voters,
the verification of appointment shall also contain the date of appointment. The
applications shall be restricted to the use of the voter only.
(h) The members of the county board of elections or their designees who provide
equal representation of both political parties may serve as precinct election
officers, without compensation, for all absentee voting performed on a voting
machine in the county clerk's office or other place designated by the county
board of elections and approved by the State Board of Elections. If the
members of the county board of elections or their designees serve as precinct
election officers for the absentee voting, they shall perform the same duties
and exercise the same authority as precinct election officers who serve on the
day of an election. If the members of the county board of elections or their
designees do not serve as precinct election officers for the absentee voting, the
county clerk or deputy county clerks shall supervise the absentee voting.
(i) Any individual qualified to appoint challengers for the day of an election may
also appoint challengers to observe all absentee voting performed at the
county clerk's office or other place designated by the county board of
elections, and approved by the State Board of Elections, and those challengers
may exercise the same privileges as challengers appointed for observing
voting on the day of an election at a regular polling place.
(2) The clerk shall type the name of the voter permitted to vote by absentee ballot on
the application form for that person's use and no other. The absentee ballot
application form shall be in the form prescribed by the State Board of Elections,
shall bear the seal of the county clerk, and shall contain the following information:
name, residential address, precinct, party affiliation, statement of the reason the
person cannot vote in person on election day, statement of where the voter shall be
on election day, statement of compliance with residency requirements for voting in
the precinct, and the voter's mailing address for an absentee ballot. The form shall
be verified and signed by the voter. A notice of the actual penalty provisions in KRS
117.995(2) and (5) shall be printed on the application.
(3) If the county clerk finds that the voter is properly registered as stated in his or her
application and qualifies to receive an absentee ballot by mail, he or she shall mail
to the voter an absentee ballot, two (2) official envelopes for returning the ballot,
and instructions for voting. The county clerk shall complete a postal form for a
certificate of mailing for ballots mailed within the fifty (50) states, and it shall be
stamped by the postal service when the ballots are mailed. An absentee ballot may
be transmitted by facsimile machine to a resident of Kentucky who is a member of
the Armed Forces, a dependent of a member of the Armed Forces, or a citizen
residing overseas.
(4) Absentee ballots which are requested prior to the printing of the ballots shall be
mailed by the county clerk to the voter within three (3) days of the receipt of the
printed ballots; and absentee ballots which are requested subsequent to the receipt
of the ballots by the county clerk shall be mailed to the voter within three (3) days
of the receipt of the request.
(5) The clerk shall cause ballots to be printed fifty (50) days prior to each primary or
general election.
(6) The outer envelope shall bear the words "Absentee Ballot" and the address and
official title of the county clerk and shall provide space for the voter's signature,
voting address, precinct number, and signatures of two (2) witnesses if the voter
signs the form with the use of a mark instead of the voter's signature. A detachable
flap on the inner envelope shall provide space for the voter's signature, voting
address, precinct number, signatures of two (2) witnesses if the voter signs the form
with the use of a mark instead of the voter's signature and notice of penalty provided
in KRS 117.995(5). The clerk shall type the voter's address and precinct number in
the upper left hand corner of the outer envelope and of the detachable flap on the
inner envelope immediately below the blank space for the voter's signature. The
inner envelope shall be blank. The clerk shall retain the application and the postal
form required by subsection (3) of this section for twenty-two (22) months after the
election.
(7) Any person who has received an absentee ballot by mail but who knows at least
seven (7) days before the date of the election that he or she will be in the county on
election day and who has not voted pursuant to the provisions of KRS 117.086 shall
cancel his or her absentee ballot and vote in person. The voter shall return the
absentee ballot to the county clerk's office no later than seven (7) days prior to the
date of the election. Upon the return of the absentee ballot, the clerk shall mark on
the outer envelope of the sealed ballot or the unmarked ballot the words "Canceled
because voter appeared to vote in person." Sealed envelopes so marked shall not be
opened. The clerk shall remove the voter's name from the list of persons who were
sent absentee ballots, and the voter may vote in the precinct in which he or she is
properly registered.
(8) Any voter qualified for a mail-in absentee ballot who does not receive a requested
mail-in ballot within a reasonable amount of time shall contact the county clerk,
who shall reissue a second ballot. The county clerk shall keep a record of the
absentee ballots issued and returned by mail, and the absentee voting that is
performed on the voting machine in the county clerk's office or other place
designated by the county board of elections and approved by the State Board of
Elections, to verify that only the first voted ballot to be returned by the voter is
counted. Upon the return of any ballot after the first ballot is returned, the clerk
shall mark on the outer envelope of the sealed ballot the words "Canceled because
ballot reissued."
(9) Any member of the military who has received an absentee ballot by mail but who
knows that he or she will be in the county on election day and who has not voted
pursuant to the provisions of KRS 117.086 shall cancel his or her absentee ballot
and vote in person. The voter shall return the absentee ballot to the county clerk's
office on or before election day. Upon the return of the absentee ballot, the clerk
shall mark on the outer envelope of the sealed ballot or the unmarked ballot the
words "Canceled because voter appeared to vote in person." Sealed envelopes so
marked shall not be opened. The clerk shall remove the voter's name from the list of
persons who were sent absentee ballots, provide the voter with written authorization
to vote at the precinct, and the voter may vote in the precinct in which he or she is
properly registered.
Effective: July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 176, sec. 5, effective July 15, 2010. -- Amended
2008 Ky. Acts ch. 79, sec. 1, effective July 15, 2008; and ch. 129, sec. 3, effective
July 15, 2008. -- Amended 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 3, sec. 2, effective February 15, 2002;
and ch. 63, sec. 12, effective July 15, 2002. -- Amended 2000 Ky. Acts ch. 134,
sec. 1, effective March 17, 2000. -- Amended 1998 Ky. Acts ch. 243, sec. 6, effective
April 1, 1998; and ch. 386, sec. 1, April 7, 1998. -- Amended 1996 Ky. Acts ch. 163,
sec. 1, effective April 3, 1996; and ch. 195, sec. 6, effective July 15, 1996. --
Amended 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 11, effective July 15, 1994. – Amended 1992
Ky. Acts ch. 65, sec. 2, effective March 19, 1992; and ch. 288, sec. 35, effective July
14, 1992. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 18, effective July 13, 1990. --
Amended 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 25, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1988; ch. 233, sec. 1,
effective July 15, 1988; and ch. 341, sec. 27, effective July 15, 1988. -- Amended
1986 Ky. Acts ch. 287, sec. 5, effective July 15, 1986; and ch. 470, sec. 9, effective
July 15, 1986. -- Amended 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 413, sec. 1, effective April 11, 1984. --
Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 11, effective July 15, 1982. -- Amended 1980
Ky. Acts ch. 316, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1980. -- Amended 1978 Ky. Acts ch. 71,
sec. 1, effective June 17, 1978. -- Created 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 247, sec. 4, effective
June 19, 1976.

KRS 117.0863

117.0863 Assistance in voting by absentee ballot -- Form required of voter and
assistant.
(1) Except for those voters who have been certified as requiring assistance in voting on
a permanent or annual basis, any person voting by means of an absentee ballot by
mail or on the voting machine in the county clerk's office or other place designated
by the county board of elections, and approved by the State Board of Elections, as
provided in this chapter who receives assistance in voting shall be required to
complete the voter assistance form required by KRS 117.255.
(2) Any person who assists another person in voting by use of an absentee ballot by
mail or on a voting machine in the county clerk's office or other place designated by
the county board of elections, and approved by the State Board of Elections, shall
complete the voter assistance form required by KRS 117.255.
(3) The detachable flap on all absentee ballot envelopes shall have printed upon it the
voter assistance form required by KRS 117.255, as well as a notice of the penalty
for failure to complete the form.
(4) The State Board of Elections shall promulgate a voter assistance form which shall
be in a form acceptable to the Attorney General.
Effective: April 1, 1998
History: Amended 1998 Ky. Acts ch. 243, sec. 8, effective April 1, 1998. -- Amended
1996 Ky. Acts ch. 270, sec. 2, effective July 15, 1996. -- Amended 1994 Ky. Acts
ch. 394, sec. 13, effective July 15, 1994. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 20,
effective July 13, 1990. -- Created 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 14, effective July 15,
1988.

KRS 117.0865

117.0865 Prohibition against influencing voter completing an absentee ballot --
Penalty.
Any person who aids another in completing an absentee ballot shall not solicit or
encourage that person to vote for or against any candidate, party, or issue. Any person
who violates this section shall be guilty of a Class D felony.
Effective: July 13, 1990
History: Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 21, effective July 13, 1990. -- Created
1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 15, effective July 15, 1988.

KRS 117.086

117.086 Marking of absentee ballot -- Deposit of returned ballots -- Record.
(1) The voter returning his absentee ballot by mail shall mark his ballot, seal it in the
inner envelope and then in the outer envelope, and mail it to the county clerk as
shall be provided by this chapter. The voter shall sign the detachable flap and the
outer envelope in order to validate the ballot. A person having power of attorney for
the voter and who signs the detachable flap and outer envelope for the voter shall
complete the voter assistance form as required by KRS 117.255. The signatures of
two (2) witnesses are required if the voter signs the form with the use of a mark
instead of the voter's signature. A resident of Kentucky who is a member of the
Armed Forces, a dependent of a member of the Armed Forces, or a citizen residing
overseas who has received an absentee ballot transmitted by facsimile machine shall
transmit the voted ballot to the county clerk by mail only, conforming with ballot
security requirements that may be promulgated by the state board by administrative
regulation. In order to be counted, the ballots shall be received by the clerk by at
least the time established by the election laws generally for the closing of the polls,
which time shall not include the extra hour during which those voters may vote who
were waiting in line to vote at the scheduled poll closing time.
(2) Any voter who shall be absent from the county on election day, but who does not
qualify to receive an absentee ballot by mail under the provisions of KRS 117.085,
and all voters qualified to vote prior to the election under the provisions of KRS
117.085, shall vote at the main office of the county clerk or other place designated
by the county board of elections, and approved by the State Board of Elections,
prior to the day of election. The clerk may provide for such voting by the voting
equipment in general use in the county either at the precinct, the equipment as may
be used to tabulate absentee ballots, or any other voting equipment approved by the
State Board of Elections for use in Kentucky, except as follows:
(a) Any voter qualifying to vote in the clerk's office or other place designated by
the county board of elections, and approved by the State Board of Elections,
who receives assistance to vote shall complete the voter assistance form
required by KRS 117.255.
(b) Any voter qualifying to vote in the clerk's office or other place designated by
the county board of elections, and approved by the State Board of Elections,
whose qualifications are challenged by any clerk or deputy shall complete an
"Oath of Voter" affidavit.
(3) When the clerk uses general voting equipment as provided for in subsection (2) of
this section, each voter casting his vote at the clerk's office or other place designated
by the county board of elections, and approved by the State Board of Elections,
shall sign an "Absentee Ballot Signature Roster."
(4) The clerk shall designate a location within his office where the ballots shall be cast
secretly. The county clerk, with the approval of the State Board of Elections, may
establish locations other than his main office in which the voters may execute their
ballots. Public notice of the locations shall be given pursuant to KRS Chapter 424
and similar notice by mail shall be given to the county chairmen of the two (2)
political parties whose candidates polled the largest number of votes in the county at
the last general election.
(5) The State Board of Elections shall promulgate administrative regulations to provide
for casting ballots as provided in subsection (2) of this section.
(6) The clerk shall deposit all of the absentee ballots returned by mail in a locked ballot
box immediately upon receipt without opening the outer envelope. The ballot box
shall be locked with three (3) locks. The keys to the box shall be retained by the
three (3) members of the central absentee ballot counting board, if one is appointed,
or by the members of the board of elections, and the box shall remain locked until
the ballots are counted. All voting equipment on which ballots are cast as permitted
in subsection (2) of this section shall also remain locked and the keys shall be
retained by the three (3) members of the central absentee ballot counting board, if
one is appointed, or by the members of the board of elections, and the equipment
shall remain locked until the ballots are counted.
(7) The clerk shall keep a list of all persons who return their absentee ballots by mail or
cast their ballots in the clerk's office or other place designated by the county board
of elections, and approved by the State Board of Elections, and send a copy of that
list to the state board after election day. The county clerk and the Secretary of State
shall keep a record of the number of votes cast by absentee ballots returned by mail
and on the voting machine in the county clerk's office or other place designated by
the county board of elections, and approved by the State Board of Elections, cast in
any election as a part of the official returns of the election.
(8) The county board of elections shall report to the State Board of Elections within ten
(10) days after any primary or general election as to the number of rejected absentee
ballots and the reasons for rejected absentee ballots on a form prescribed by the
State Board of Elections in administrative regulations promulgated under KRS
Chapter 13A.
Effective: February 15, 2002
History: Amended 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 3, sec. 3, effective February 15, 2002. --
Amended 2000 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 2, effective March 17, 2000. -- Amended 1998
Ky. Acts ch. 243, sec. 7, April 1, 1998; and ch. 386, sec. 2, effective April 7, 1998. --
Amended 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 12, effective July 15, 1994. -- Amended 1990
Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 19, effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341,
sec. 28, effective July 15, 1988. -- Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 287, sec. 6, effective
July 15, 1986; and ch. 470, sec. 10, effective July 15, 1986. -- Repealed and
reenacted 1980 Ky. Acts ch. 73, sec. 2, effective July 15, 1980. -- Amended 1978
Ky. Acts ch. 71, sec. 2, effective June 17, 1978. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130,
sec. 46, effective June 21, 1974.
Formerly codified as KRS 117.325

KRS 117.087

117.087 Challenge of an absentee ballot -- Counting procedure -- Persons
permitted to observe.
(1) The challenge of an absentee ballot returned by mail shall be in writing and in the
hands of the county clerk before 10 a.m. on election day.
(2) The county board of elections shall count the absentee ballots returned by mail and
the votes cast on the voting machine in the county clerk's office or other place
designated by the county board of elections and approved by the State Board of
Elections. The board may appoint a central ballot counting board of not less than
three (3) members, who shall be qualified voters and no more than two-thirds (2/3)
of whom shall be members of the same political party, to count the ballots at the
direction of the county board of elections.
(3) Beginning at 10 a.m. on election day, the board shall meet at the clerk's office to
count the absentee ballots returned by mail and the ballots cast on the voting
machine in the county clerk's office or other place designated by the county board of
elections and approved by the State Board of Elections. Candidates or their
representatives shall be permitted to be present. The county board of elections shall
authorize representatives of the news media to observe the counting of the ballots.
The board shall open the boxes containing absentee ballots returned by mail and
remove the envelopes one (1) at a time. As each envelope is removed, it shall be
examined to ascertain whether the outer envelope and the detachable flap are in
proper order and have been signed by the voter. A person having power of attorney
for the voter and who signs the detachable flap and outer envelope for the voter
shall complete the voter assistance form required by KRS 117.255. The signatures
of two (2) witnesses are required if the voter signs the form with the use of a mark
instead of the voter's signature. All unsigned absentee ballots shall be rejected
automatically. The chairman of the county board of elections shall compare the
signatures on the outer envelope and the detachable flap with the signature of the
voter that appears on the registration card. If the outer envelope and the detachable
flap are found to be in order, the chairman shall read aloud the name of the voter. If
the vote of the voter is not rejected on a challenge then made as provided in
subsection (4) of this section, the chairman shall remove the detachable flap and
place the inner envelope unopened in a ballot box which has been provided for the
purpose.
(4) When the name of a voter who cast an absentee ballot by mail is read aloud by the
chairman, the vote of the voter may be challenged by any board member or by the
written challenge provided in subsection (1) of this section and the challenge may
be determined and the vote accepted or rejected by the board as if the voter was
present and voting in person; but if the outer envelope and the detachable flap are
regular, and substantially comply with the provisions of this chapter, they shall be
considered as showing that the voter is prima facie entitled to vote. If the vote of a
voter is rejected pursuant to the challenge, the inner envelope shall not be opened,
but returned to the outer envelope upon which the chairman shall write on the
envelope the word "rejected."
(5) After the challenges have been made and all the blank inner envelopes have been
placed in a ballot box, the box shall be thoroughly shaken to redistribute the
absentee ballots in the box. The board shall open the ballot box, remove the
absentee ballots from the inner envelopes, and count the ballots.
(6) The board shall unlock any voting equipment used to cast ballots in the clerk's
office or other place designated by the county board of elections, and approved by
the State Board of Elections, as provided for in KRS 117.086, and a total of all
ballots shall be made and recorded on the form provided by the State Board of
Elections.
(7) The county board of elections, the county clerk, and all individuals permitted to be
present for the counting of absentee ballots pursuant to subsection (2) of this section
shall not make public the absentee ballot results determined as provided in this
section until after 6 p.m. prevailing time.
Effective: June 24, 2003
History: Amended 2003 Ky. Acts ch. 184, sec. 1, effective June 24, 2003. -- Amended
2002 Ky. Acts ch. 3, sec. 4, effective February 15, 2002. -- Amended 1998 Ky. Acts
ch. 243, sec. 9, effective April 1, 1998. -- Amended 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 14,
effective July 15, 1994. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 22, effective July 13,
1990. -- Amended 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 29, effective July 15, 1988. --
Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 287, sec. 7, effective July 15, 1986; and ch. 470,
sec. 11, effective July 15, 1986. -- Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 12, effective
July 15, 1982. -- Amended 1980 Ky. Acts ch. 316, sec. 2, effective July 15, 1980. --
Repealed and reenacted 1980 Ky. Acts ch. 73, sec. 3, effective July 15, 1980. --
Amended 1978 Ky. Acts ch. 71, sec. 3, effective June 17, 1978. -- Amended 1976
Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 3, effective June 19, 1976. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130,
sec. 47, effective June 21, 1974.
Formerly codified as KRS 117.335

KRS 117.088

117.088 Pilot program for unassisted voting by blind and visually impaired
persons.
(1) For purposes of this section, "blind or visually impaired individual" means an
individual who:
(a) Has a visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with correcting lenses or
has a limited field of vision so that the widest diameter of the visual field
subtends an angle no greater than twenty (20) degrees;
(b) Has a medically indicated expectation of visual deterioration;
(c) Has a medically diagnosed limitation in visual functioning that restricts the
individual's ability to read and write standard print at levels expected of
individuals of comparable ability;
(d) Has been certified as requiring permanent assistance to vote under KRS
117.255(5) for reason of blindness; or
(e) Qualifies to receive assistance to vote under KRS 117.255(2) for reason of
blindness.
(2) For purposes of this section, "pilot program" means a program in a county
containing a consolidated local government or containing a city of the first class for
unassisted voting by blind or visually impaired individuals.
(3) A county board of elections in a county containing a consolidated local government
or containing a city of the first class may establish a pilot program. As part of this
pilot program, the State Board of Elections shall approve the use of voting
equipment under KRS 117.379 that is designed to permit blind and visually
impaired individuals to vote without assistance, for use beginning in the 2002
general election. No county board of elections in a county containing a consolidated
local government or containing a city of the first class shall be required to operate a
pilot program.
(4) The State Board of Elections, if it approves the voting equipment under KRS
117.379, may approve the use of voting equipment designed to permit blind and
visually impaired individuals to vote without assistance in as many locations within
a county containing a consolidated local government or containing a city of the first
class as are designated by the county board of elections.
(5) A county board of elections in a county containing a consolidated local government
or containing a city of the first class shall provide a report to the State Board of
Elections after every primary or general election regarding the number of blind or
visually impaired individuals that have utilized the voting equipment during the
pilot program.
(6) Notwithstanding the provisions of KRS 116.025, or any other statute to the
contrary, a blind or visually impaired voter residing in a county containing a
consolidated local government or containing a city of the first class that is operating
a pilot program shall be permitted to vote at a location outside the precinct of his or
her registration by voting at a location within the county of his or her registration on
a voting machine designed to permit blind or visually impaired individuals to vote
without assistance, which may include voting at the county clerk's office, or other
place designated by the county board of elections, and approved by the State Board
of Elections.
(7) Notwithstanding the provisions of KRS 117.075, 117.085, 117.086, or 117.0863 or
any other statute to the contrary, a blind or visually impaired individual residing in a
county containing a consolidated local government or containing a city of the first
class that is operating a pilot program shall be permitted to vote in the location
within the county of his or her registration as provided under subsection (6) of this
section, on a voting machine designed to permit blind or visually impaired
individuals to vote without assistance, at any time during which absentee voting is
conducted in the clerk's office or other place designated by the county board of
elections during normal business hours on at least any of the twelve (12) working
days before the election, and the county board of elections may permit the voting to
be conducted on a voting machine for a period longer than the twelve (12) working
days before the election prescribed above. An application for those blind or visually
impaired individuals wishing to vote on a voting machine approved for use by blind
or visually impaired individuals shall be prescribed by the State Board of Elections
and shall include the individual's sworn statement that the individual is blind or
visually impaired.
(8) Notwithstanding the requirements of KRS 117.381, or any other statute to the
contrary, the State Board of Elections may certify, as a part of the pilot project of a
county containing a consolidated local government or containing a city of the first
class, voting equipment which utilizes audio recordings, voice-activated technology,
or vocal recognition technology to record a vote, and may require such
accommodations as would permit a blind or visually impaired voter to cast a vote in
secret.
(9) Notwithstanding the provisions of KRS 117.255, a blind or visually impaired voter
residing in a county containing a consolidated local government or containing a city
of the first class that is operating a pilot project may cast his or her vote alone and
without assistance on a voting machine approved for use by blind or visually
impaired individuals. However, the blind or visually impaired voter shall be
instructed by the officers of election, with the aid of the instruction cards and the
model, in the use of the machine, if the voter so requests.
(10) Nothing in this section shall impair the right of any qualified voter under KRS
117.255 to receive assistance and vote according to the procedures specified in that
section.
Effective: July 15, 2002
History: Created 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 147, sec. 1, effective July 15, 2002.

KRS 117.090

117.090 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Replacement of lost or destroyed forms; re-registration.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486bb-
11.

KRS 117.100

117.100 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Transferring registration.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Amended
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 59, secs. 1 and 3. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1,
effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486bb-10.

KRS 117.105

117.105 Purchase or lease of voting machines.
The fiscal court of any county shall purchase or lease, from available funds or from the
proceeds of bonds which may be issued for that purpose, voting machines, including extra
or reserve machines, for use in regular, special and primary elections. The fiscal court
may, prior to any election, authorize the use of additional voting machines in any
particular precinct.
Effective: June 21, 1974
History: Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 24, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.110

117.110 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Register and list of voters to be delivered to election clerk.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486bb-
7.

KRS 117.115

117.115 Power to select make of machine.
The fiscal court of any county may select in its discretion any type and make of voting
machine that complies with the specifications and requirements of this chapter. The fiscal
court may employ engineers and other skilled persons to advise and aid in the selection of
the machines and in determining the specifications thereof.
Effective: June 21, 1974
History: Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 25, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.120

117.120 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Challenging voter regarding registration; voting record; registration
only prima facie evidence of right to vote.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486bb-
8.

KRS 117.125

117.125 Specifications and features required for approval.
No make of voting machine shall be approved for use unless it is so constructed that:
(1) It will insure secrecy to the voter in the act of voting.
(2) It provides facilities that will permit votes to be cast for any candidate entitled to
have his name printed upon the ballots at any regular, special or primary election,
and for or against any public question entitled to be placed upon the ballots.
(3) It will, except at primary elections, permit a voter to vote for all the candidates of
one (1) party or for one (1) or more candidates of every party having candidates
entitled to be voted for, or for one (1) or more independent candidates.
(4) It will permit a voter to vote for as many persons for an office as he is lawfully
entitled to vote for, and no more.
(5) It will prevent a voter from voting for the same person, or for or against the same
question, more than once.
(6) It will permit a voter to vote for or against any question he may have the right to
vote on, but no other.
(7) It may be adjusted for use in primary elections so that a voter may not vote for any
person except those seeking nomination as candidates of his party or as candidates
for an office of the Court of Justice.
(8) It will correctly register and accurately count all votes cast for each person, and for
or against each public question.
(9) It can be determined whether the machine has been unlocked and operated after
once being locked.
(10) It will show at all times during an election how many persons have voted by a
device hereinafter referred to as a public counter.
(11) The counter indicating the number of votes cast for each person and for or against
each public question cannot be seen or tampered with without unlocking a covering
device that cannot be unlocked by a key that unlocks any other part of the machine.
When such counters are so exposed the machine can no longer be placed into
condition for operation without the use of a special key, which key shall not have
been in the possession of the election officers at the polling places; but if this
requirement has the effect of eliminating from consideration any other make of
machine such requirement shall not apply.
(12) The operating device and operating mechanism may be locked before the time for
opening the polls and after the time for closing the polls.
(13) It is accompanied by a mechanical model illustrating the manner of voting on the
machine, suitable for the instruction of voters.
(14) It will permit a voter to vote for all the candidates for presidential electors of any
party by one (1) operation.
(15) It will permit a voter to vote, in any regular or special election, for any person
desired to be voted for whose name does not appear upon the voting machine.
(16) It bears a number that will distinguish it from any other machine.
(17) The frames in which ballot labels are placed shall be constructed with transparent
protective devices, in order that the names thereon cannot be mutilated or altered.
Effective: March 10, 1976
History: Amended 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 54, sec. 21, effective March 10, 1976. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 26, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.130

117.130 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Right to inspect and obtain copies of registration books.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486bb-
21.

KRS 117.135

117.135 Custody of machines.
When voting machines are acquired by any county, they shall be immediately placed in
the custody of the county clerk, and shall remain in his custody at all times except when
in use at an election or when in the custody of a court or court officer during contest
proceedings. The clerk shall see that the machines are properly protected and preserved
from damage or unnecessary deterioration, and shall not permit any unauthorized person
to tamper with the machines.
Effective: June 21, 1974
History: Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 27, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.140

117.140 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Fees allowed county clerk.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Amended
1946 Ky. Acts ch. 44, sec. 1. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective
October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486bb-22.

KRS 117.145

117.145 Preparation of ballot labels, absentee ballots and supplemental paper
ballots -- Provision for write-in votes.
(1) At least fifteen (15) days before any special election, and at least fifty (50) days
before any primary or regular election, the county clerk of each county shall cause
to be printed and ready for use ballot labels for each candidate who, and each
question which, is entitled to be voted upon in such election. The ballot labels shall
be printed on clear white paper or other material which shall be furnished by the
printer. They shall be printed in black ink, in plain, clear type clearly legible to a
person with normal vision, and shall be of a size to fit the ballot frames. The labels
shall include the necessary party designations.
(2) Each county clerk shall have printed a sufficient number of paper absentee ballots.
The absentee ballot shall be used for voting by absent voters; by precinct officers
who have been assigned to a precinct other than their own; by members of a county
board of elections; by voters so disabled by age, infirmity or illness as to be unable
to appear at the polls; and for voting in an emergency situation. The ballot stubs
shall be consecutively numbered and the county board shall keep a record, by
number, of all absentee ballots used for any of the purposes listed herein.
(3) No later than the Friday preceding a special or regular election, the county clerk
shall equip the voting machines with the necessary supplies for the purpose of
write-in votes. The county clerk shall also attach a pencil or pen to the voting
machine for write-in purposes.
(4) If supplemental paper ballots have been approved as provided in KRS 118.215, the
county clerk shall cause to be printed a sufficient number of paper ballots for the
registered voters of each precinct. The paper ballots shall have stubs which are
numbered consecutively. The quality of paper on which the supplemental paper
ballots are printed shall be determined by regulations promulgated by the secretary
of the Finance and Administration Cabinet.
Effective: July 14, 1992
History: Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 296, sec. 3, effective July 14, 1992. -- Amended
1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 23, effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended 1986 Ky. Acts
ch. 470, sec. 12, effective July 15, 1986. -- Amended 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 44, sec. 4,
effective March 2, 1984; and ch. 185, sec. 8, effective July 13, 1984. -- Amended
1976 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 1, sec. 3, effective March 19, 1977. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 28, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.150

117.150 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Powers and liabilities of deputy county clerk.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486bb-
23.

KRS 117.155

117.155 Arrangement of ballot labels -- Preparation of machines -- Record.
Upon receiving the printed ballot labels, the county clerk shall place them in the ballot
frames upon the machines, in such a manner as will most nearly conform to the plan of
arrangement prescribed by the Secretary of State in the manner prescribed in KRS
118.215. He shall then see that the counters referred to in subsections (10) and (11) of
KRS 117.125 are set at zero, and shall lock the operating device and mechanism and the
devices protecting the counters and ballot labels. He shall then enter in an appropriate
book, opposite the number of each precinct the distinguishing number of the machine to
be used in that precinct.
History: Amended 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 247, sec. 10, effective June 19, 1976. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 29, effective June 21, 1974.
History for former KRS 117.155: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective
June 19, 1952 -- Amended 1948 Ky. Acts ch. 1, sec. 1, effective June 17, 1948. --
Created 1946 Ky. Acts ch. 147, sec. 2.
Catchline at repeal: Registration in precinct, at primary election.

KRS 117.160

117.160 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Definition of "city executive commitee."
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486b-
28.

KRS 117.165

117.165 Examination of machines by county board -- Approval -- Delivery of
election supplies to precinct.
(1) Upon completing the preparation of the machines in accordance with the provisions
of KRS 117.155, and not later than the Thursday preceding the day of the election,
the county clerk shall notify the members of the county board of elections that the
machines are ready for use. The board shall thereupon convene at the office of the
county clerk, not later than the Friday preceding the day of the election, and
examine the machines to determine whether the requirements of KRS 117.155 have
been met. The county board of elections shall publish notice, in accordance with
KRS 424.130(1)(d), at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the time when the
machines are to be examined by the board. If found in proper order, the members of
the county board of elections shall endorse their approval in the book in which the
county clerk has entered the numbers of the machines opposite the numbers of the
precincts. The clerk shall then deliver all of the keys to the machines to the county
board of elections who shall give a receipt for the keys which shall contain
identification of the keys. Not later than one (1) hour before the time set for the
opening of the polls, the board shall deliver all election supplies including the
precinct list, tabulation sheets, and the key to the device covering the registering
counters and other keys necessary for the operation of the machine in registering
votes, to the election officers of the precinct in which the machine is being used,
who shall give the board a receipt containing identification of the keys. The master
key and all other keys shall remain in the possession of the county board of
elections.
(2) Not later then four (4) business days preceding the date set by the county board of
elections to conduct absentee voting in accordance with KRS 117.085(1)(c), the
county clerk shall notify the members of the county board of elections that the
voting machines designated for use during absentee voting are ready for use. The
board shall thereupon convene at the office of the county clerk, not later than three
(3) business days preceding the date set by the county board of elections to conduct
absentee voting, and examine the machines to determine whether the requirements
of KRS 117.155 have been met. The county board of elections shall publish notice,
in accordance with KRS 424.130(1)(d), at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance
of the time when the absentee voting machines are to be examined by the board. If
found in proper order, the members of the county board of elections shall endorse
their approval in the book in which the county clerk has entered the identification
number of the machines designated for use during absentee voting.
(3) Any candidate, one (1) representative of each political party having candidates to be
voted for at the election, and representatives of the news media may be present
when the examination of the machines is made by the county board of elections.
Effective: July 15, 2008
History: Amended 2008 Ky. Acts ch. 79, sec. 2, effective July 15, 2008. -- Amended
1992 Ky. Acts ch. 296, sec. 4, effective July 14, 1992. -- Amended 1982 Ky. Acts
ch. 394, sec. 13, effective July 15, 1982. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 30,
effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.170

117.170 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Board of registration commissioners; powers; qualifications;
compensation.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. secs. 1486b-
30, 1486b-31.

KRS 117.175

117.175 Instruction cards.
The county clerk shall, with the county attorney, prepare a sufficient number of
instruction cards containing a diagram showing the front of the voting machine as it will
appear on the day of the election, instructions as to the proper method of voting by the use
of the machine and instructions as to the proper method of casting a write-in vote. If
supplemental paper ballots have been approved, as provided in KRS 118.215, the
instruction cards shall indicate the offices, candidates and questions which will appear on
the paper ballots and the instructions for marking and depositing the ballots. The cards
shall be examined and approved by the county board of elections at the time the machines
are examined and approved. The cards shall be delivered to each election clerk by the
county clerk at the time that other election supplies are delivered and the election clerk
shall post the card at the polling place.
Effective: March 19, 1977
History: Amended 1976 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 1, sec. 4, effective March 19,
1977. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 31, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.180

117.180 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Appointment of board members; term.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486b-
31.

KRS 117.185

117.185 Repealed, 1988.
Catchline at repeal: Election officers, instruction and compensation.
History: Repealed 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 50, effective July 15, 1988. -- Amended
1978 Ky. Acts ch. 318, sec. 3, effective June 17, 1978; and ch. 348, sec. 1, effective
June 17, 1978. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 32, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.187

117.187 Training regarding election laws for state and county officials -- Training
and compensation for election officers and training for certified challengers.
(1) The State Board of Elections shall regularly provide special training regarding the
election laws and methods of enforcement to all members of county boards of
elections, county attorneys, Commonwealth's attorneys, and certain members of the
Department of Kentucky State Police.
(2) The county board of elections shall provide special training before each primary and
regular election, and any special election held during a year in which no elections
are scheduled, to all election officers, alternates, and certified challengers regarding
their duties and the penalties for failure to perform. Election officers, including
alternates, and certified challengers shall attend the training session, unless excused
by the county board of elections for reason of illness or other emergency. Any
person who fails to attend a training session without being excused shall be
prohibited from serving as an election officer or challenger for a period of five (5)
years. The training provided by the county board of elections shall include but not
be limited to the following:
(a) Operation of the voting machine or ballot cards;
(b) Posting of necessary signs and notices at the polling place;
(c) Voter assistance;
(d) Maintaining precinct rosters;
(e) Confirmation of a voter's identity;
(f) Challenge of a voter;
(g) Completing changes of address or name at the polling place;
(h) Qualifications for voting in a primary election;
(i) Electioneering and exit polling;
(j) Write-in voting procedures;
(k) Persons who may be in the voting room;
(l) Election violations and penalties;
(m) Assistance which may be provided by law enforcement officers;
(n) Election reports;
(o) Disability awareness;
(p) Provisional voting process;
(q) Election emergency contingency plan; and
(r) Elections and voting equipment security plan.
(3) The county attorney shall attend the training session for election officers to assist in
explaining the duties and penalties for failure to perform.
(4) Compensation in the minimum amount of ten dollars ($10) for reimbursement of
actual expenses shall be paid by the county to the election officers for attending the
training session.
Effective: July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 176, sec. 6, effective July 15, 2010. -- Amended
2007 Ky. Acts ch. 85, sec. 158, effective June 26, 2007. -- Amended 2006 Ky. Acts
ch. 7, sec. 2, effective March 8, 2006. -- Amended 2005 Ky. Acts ch. 71, sec. 3,
effective June 20, 2005. -- Amended 1998 Ky. Acts ch. 243, sec. 10, effective April
1, 1998. -- Amended 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 15, effective July 15, 1994. --
Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 288, sec. 50, effective July 14, 1992. -- Created 1988
Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 12, effective July 15, 1988.

KRS 117.190

117.190 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Removals; vacancies; incompatible offices.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486b-
31.

KRS 117.195

117.195 Delivery of machines to precincts -- Arrangement in voting place --
Delivery of supplemental paper ballots, voting booths, supplies, and ballot box
to each precinct -- County clerk to take receipt and retain keys to ballot box.
(1) At least one (1) hour prior to the opening of the polls, the county clerk shall deliver
each machine, with the operating device and mechanism and the device covering
the registering counters securely locked, to the clerk of the precinct in which it is to
be used, and shall take a receipt indicating the distinguishing number of the
machine. The clerk of the precinct shall cause the machine to be arranged in the
voting place so that the front of the machine, on which appear the ballot labels and
the operating devices, will not be visible, when being operated, to any person other
than the voter.
(2) In polling places in which machines for multiple precincts are located, the county
clerk shall post a sign near each machine identifying the precinct for which the
machine has been designated.
(3) If supplemental paper ballots have been approved as provided in KRS 118.215, the
county clerk shall, at least one hour prior to the opening of the polls, deliver a
sufficient number of ballots for the registered voters of each precinct, a sufficient
number of voting booths for voting paper ballots, string, rubber stamps for marking
"Spoiled" and "Unused" ballots and a locked ballot box for each precinct. The
county clerk shall take a receipt for the number of ballots issued and the ballot box
for each precinct. The county clerk shall retain the keys to all ballot boxes.
Effective: July 13, 1990
History: Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 24, effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended
1976 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 1, sec. 5, effective March 19, 1977. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 33, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.200

117.200 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Bond of board members.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486b-
32.

KRS 117.205

117.205 Examination by election officers -- Correction of defects -- Reserve voting
machine.
Before permitting any person to vote on the day of the election, the election officers shall
examine the machine to ascertain whether it has been operated since the counters referred
to in subsections (10) and (11) of KRS 117.125 were set at zero, and to ascertain whether
the ballot labels are arranged as specified on the printed instruction cards. If the machine
indicates that it has been operated or if the ballot labels are not so arranged, the officers
shall not unlock the operating device or mechanism, but shall immediately secure the
attendance of the county clerk and one (1) member of the county board of elections other
than the county clerk, who shall reset the counters at zero and relock the device covering
the counters, or properly arrange the ballot labels, as the case may be, in the presence of
the election officers. If the attendance of members of the board of elections cannot be
obtained before the opening of the polls or within one (1) hour thereafter, the election
officers shall notify the county clerk of the foregoing facts and obtain from the county
clerk a reserve voting machine, and proceed to conduct the election. Any reserve machine
shall have been certified for use at the election by the county board of elections and
prepared for use at the election by the election officers in the precinct in the same manner
as the original machine was prepared for the election. The machine found to have been so
operated shall be returned immediately to the custody of the county clerk, whose duty it
shall be to promptly repair same in order that it may be used as a reserve machine in the
election if needed.
Effective: July 13, 1990
History: Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 25, effective July 13, 1990. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 34, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.210

117.210 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Employes of board.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Amended
1948 Ky. Acts ch. 177, sec. 1, effective June 17, 1948. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts
ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486b-34.

KRS 117.215

117.215 Procedure when machine becomes unusable during election -- Counting of
votes -- Backup voting machine or supplemental paper ballots for emergency
use.
(1) If, during the conduct of an election, a machine becomes in a state of disrepair so
that it cannot be operated in a manner that will comply with the provisions of this
chapter, the election officers shall lock or seal the machine in such a manner as to
prevent further voting thereon and record the numbers shown by the public counter.
Then the election officers shall secure from the county clerk a reserve voting
machine, which shall be prepared and made ready for use as provided in KRS
117.205, and thereupon proceed to conduct the election. When the polls are closed
both the original and reserve voting machines shall be examined and the votes
thereon registered shall be counted as provided in KRS 117.275 and the aggregate
number of votes cast on both machines for each candidate and on each question
shall be certified as the result of the election in that precinct.
(2) If an emergency should arise due to the malfunction of the voting machine, the
county clerk shall provide a backup voting machine or supplemental paper ballots
for use at the precinct and a ballot box in which to deposit the voted ballots. The
ballot box shall be locked with two (2) locks and the judges of the precinct shall
each hold the key to one (1) lock. At the close of voting, the ballots shall be counted
at the precinct or a central counting center and added to the votes cast by machine.
The aggregate of these votes shall be certified as the result of the election in that
precinct.
Effective: July 13, 1990
History: Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 26, effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended
1976 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 1, sec. 6, effective March 19, 1977. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 35, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.220

117.220 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Oath may be administered by board and employes.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486b-
35.

KRS 117.225

117.225 Voter's signature -- Use of original registration forms to compare signature
-- Voting supplemental paper ballot.
(1) Any person desiring to vote on election day shall give his name and address to the
clerk of the election. If the person's name is listed on the precinct list furnished by
the State Board of Elections as provided in KRS 117.025 and if no challenge is
made, he shall sign his name on the precinct list in the space opposite his printed
name. The voter's signature shall constitute his verification that he is a properly
registered and qualified voter. The voter shall then retire alone to cast his vote on
the voting machine. The county board of elections may provide to each precinct the
original registration form of each voter entitled to vote in that precinct. These forms
shall be used to compare signatures in those precincts to which the forms are
provided.
(2) If supplemental paper ballots are used, as provided in KRS 118.215, after voting on
the voting machine the voter shall take the supplemental paper ballot with the stub
intact and retire alone to the voting booth provided for voting paper ballots. After
voting the supplemental paper ballot, the voter shall remove the numbered stub,
hand the stub to an election official and deposit the voted ballot in the locked ballot
box.
Effective: July 15, 1986
History: Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 33, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1986. -- Amended
1978 Ky. Acts ch. 384, sec. 561, effective June 17, 1978. -- Amended 1976 (1st
Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 1, sec. 7, effective March 19, 1977. -- Amended 1976 Ky.
Acts ch. 199, sec. 1, effective June 19, 1976. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130,
sec. 36, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.227

117.227 Confirmation of voter's identity.
Election officers shall confirm the identity of each voter by personal acquaintance or by a
document, such as a motor vehicle operator's license, Social Security card, or credit card.
The election officer confirming the identity shall sign the precinct voter roster and list the
method of identification.
Effective: July 15, 2002
History: Amended 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 10, sec. 1, effective July 15, 2002. -- Created
1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 9, effective July 15, 1988.

KRS 117.230

117.230 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Tax for support of board; business records; fiscal year.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. secs. 1486b-
36, 1486b-52.

KRS 117.235

117.235 Persons permitted in voting room -- Prohibited activities -- Exit polls
permitted -- Maintenance of order -- Mock elections for school children.
(1) No person, other than the election officers, challengers, person assisting voters in
accordance with KRS 117.255(3), and a minor child in the company of a voter, shall
be permitted within the voting room while the vote is being polled, except as
follows:
(a) For the purpose of voting;
(b) By authority of the election officers to keep order and enforce the law;
(c) With the express approval of the county board of elections to repair or replace
voting equipment that is malfunctioning and to provide additional voting
equipment; or
(d) At the voter's discretion, a minor child in the company of a voter may
accompany the voter into a voting booth or other private area provided for
casting a vote.
(2) No officer of election shall do any electioneering on election day.
(3) No person shall electioneer at the polling place on the day of any election, as
established in KRS 118.025, within a distance of three hundred (300) feet of any
entrance to a building in which a voting machine is located if that entrance is
unlocked and is used by voters on election day, unless the fiscal court or legislative
body of an urban-county, charter county, or consolidated local government, on a
countywide basis, specifically prohibits electioneering on the day of any election by
ordinance for a distance greater than three hundred (300) feet from the polling
place. No person shall electioneer within the interior of a building or affix any
electioneering materials to the exterior or interior of a building where the county
clerk's office is located, or any building designated by the county board of elections
and approved by the State Board of Elections for absentee voting, during the hours
absentee voting is being conducted in the building by the county clerk pursuant to
KRS 117.085(1)(c). Electioneering shall include the displaying of signs, the
distribution of campaign literature, cards, or handbills, the soliciting of signatures to
any petition, or the solicitation of votes for or against any bona fide candidate or
ballot question in a manner which expressly advocates the election or defeat of the
candidate or expressly advocates the passage or defeat of the ballot question, but
shall not include exit polling or other exceptions established by the State Board of
Elections through the promulgation of administrative regulations.
(4) No voter shall be permitted to converse with others while in any room in which
voting, including absentee voting, is conducted concerning their support or
nonsupport of any candidate, party, or issue to be voted on, except as provided in
KRS 117.255.
(5) Any precinct election officer, county clerk, deputy county clerk, or any law
enforcement official may enforce the election laws and maintain law and order at
the polls and within three hundred (300) feet of any entrance to the building in
which the voting machine is located if that entrance is unlocked and is used by
voters. Assistance may be requested of any law enforcement officer.
(6) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (1) of this section, the State Board of
Elections may establish a program designed to instill in school children a respect for
the democratic principles of voting by conducting in any county a mock election for
school children in conjunction with any primary, or regular or special election. The
State Board of Elections shall promulgate administrative regulations regarding the
mock elections to insure that the regular voting process will not be impaired.
Effective: July 15, 2008
History: Amended 2008 Ky. Acts ch. 79, sec. 3, effective July 15, 2008. -- Amended
2006 Ky. Acts ch. 107, sec. 3, effective March 30, 2006. -- Amended 2005 Ky. Acts
ch. 176, sec. 1, effective March 31, 2005. -- Amended 1996 Ky. Acts ch. 49, sec. 1,
effective March 12, 1996; and ch. 195, sec. 7, effective July 15, 1996. -- Amended
1994 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 16, effective July 15, 1994. – Amended 1992 Ky. Acts
ch. 296, sec. 22, effective July 14, 1992. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 27,
effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 30, effective July
15, 1988. -- Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 470, sec. 13, effective July 15, 1986. --
Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 14, effective July 15, 1982. -- Amended 1978
Ky. Acts ch. 224, sec. 1, effective June 17, 1978; and ch. 318, sec. 4, effective June
17, 1978. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 37, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.236

117.236 Prohibition against recording identity of voters -- Exception, state-
approved signature roster.
(1) For purposes of this section, "personal telecommunication device" means a device
that emits an audible signal, vibrates, displays a message, or otherwise summons or
delivers a communication to the possessor, including but not limited to a paging
device or cellular telephone.
(2) No election officer, voter, or other person permitted by law within the voting room,
except for challengers appointed under KRS 117.315, shall use paper, telephone, a
personal telecommunications device, or a computer or other information technology
system for the purpose of creating a checkoff list or otherwise recording the identity
of voters within the voting room, except for the official use of the precinct signature
roster that is furnished or approved by the State Board of Elections and is otherwise
permitted by law.
Effective: June 20, 2005
History: Created 2005 Ky. Acts ch. 71, sec. 1, effective June 20, 2005.

KRS 117.237

117.237 Request for Department of Kentucky State Police to patrol voting precinct
during polling hours and investigate reported violations -- Reports to
prosecutors.
(1) A county board of elections, a clerk, judge/executive, sheriff, fiscal court, the
Attorney General, grand jury, or the county chairman of either of the two (2)
political parties which polled the largest vote in the preceding general election may
request that the Department of Kentucky State Police patrol voting precincts in the
county during the hours the polls are open on the day of any primary or regular or
special election for the purpose of maintaining order and enforcing the election laws
of the state. The Department of Kentucky State Police shall investigate any reported
violations of the election laws. Candidates may petition any of the aforementioned
officers or bodies to request State Police patrols of county voting precincts.
(2) The Department of Kentucky State Police shall report the results of their
investigation to the appropriate Commonwealth's and county attorneys.
Effective: June 26, 2007
History: Amended 2007 Ky. Acts ch. 85, sec. 159, effective June 26, 2007. -- Amended
1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 31, effective July 15, 1988. -- Created 1986 Ky. Acts
ch. 287, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1986.

KRS 117.240

117.240 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Supplies; purchase of; officers not to be interested in contracts; no
future charge to be created.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. secs. 1486b-
37, 1486b-38.

KRS 117.245

117.245 Procedure when voter's right to vote disputed.
(1) The fact that a person is registered constitutes only prima facie evidence of his right
to vote and does not prevent the officers of any election from refusing to allow him
to vote for cause.
(2) When the officers of an election disagree as to the qualifications of a voter or if his
right to vote is disputed by a challenger, the voter shall sign a written oath as to his
qualifications before he is permitted to vote. The oath shall be in such form as
prescribed by the State Board of Elections and twenty (20) printed copies shall be
included in the election supplies of each precinct.
(3) The subscribed oaths shall be returned to the county clerk who shall deliver them to
the Commonwealth's attorney.
(4) The Commonwealth's attorney and county attorney shall investigate each of the
oaths and cause to be summoned before the grand jury the witnesses they or either
of them, deem proper, and the grand jury shall make a thorough investigation of all
votes so cast, and return indictments against all persons illegally voting. The
foreman of the grand jury shall return to the county clerk all of the oaths upon
which no indictments are found. The clerk shall safely keep them as a part of the
records of his office, and shall produce any or all of them, when required, to any
subsequent grand jury.
Effective: July 15, 1982
History: Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 15, effective July 15, 1982. -- Amended
1976 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 14, sec. 130, effective January 2, 1978. --
Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 38, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.250

117.250 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Offices of board; office hours; registration supplies.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486b-
33.

KRS 117.255

117.255 Instruction of voters -- Assistance and certification of voters requiring
assistance -- Manner of voting -- Report of violations.
(1) The voter shall be instructed by the officers of election, with the aid of the
instruction cards and the model, in the use of the machine, if the voter so requests.
(2) Except for those voters who have been certified as requiring assistance on a
permanent basis, no voter shall be permitted to receive any assistance in voting at
the polls unless he makes and signs an oath that, because of blindness, other
physical disability, or an inability to read English, he is unable to vote without
assistance. The oath shall be upon a voter assistance form prescribed by the State
Board of Elections. Any person assisting a voter shall complete the voter assistance
form.
(3) Upon making and filing the oath with the precinct clerk, the voter requiring
assistance shall retire to the voting machine or ballot completion area with the
precinct judges, and one (1) of the judges shall, in the presence of the other judge
and the voter, operate the machine or complete the ballot as the voter directs. A
voter requiring assistance in voting may, if he prefers, be assisted by a person of his
own choice who is not an election officer, except that the voter's employer, an agent
of the voter's employer, or an officer or agent of the voter's union shall not assist a
voter.
(4) The precinct election clerk shall swear a person assisting a voter in voting to operate
the voting machine or complete the ballot in accordance with the directions of the
voter, and the person sworn shall enter the voting booth or ballot completion area
and operate the machine or complete the ballot for the voter as the voter directs.
(5) A voter who requires voting assistance on a permanent basis because of blindness
or other physical disability may apply to the county board of elections for
certification. Application may be made when registering to vote or completing the
voter assistance form by indicating that the reason for obtaining assistance is
permanent. The county board of elections shall determine whether the applicant
requires assistance on a permanent basis. The county board of elections shall notify
the county clerk of persons certified as requiring permanent voting assistance and
the county clerk shall enter the certification on the voter's registration record. The
State Board of Elections shall indicate on the precinct roster of voters those voters
who are certified to receive assistance permanently without signing the voter
assistance form at the precinct.
(6) "Voting booth" or "ballot completion area" means an area in which a voter casts his
vote or completes his ballot which is designed to insure the secrecy of the vote. No
voter shall be assisted under this subsection unless the judges and the sheriff of
election are satisfied of the truth of the facts stated in the oath. The voter shall state
in his oath the specific reason that requires him to receive assistance.
(7) No voter shall be permitted to occupy the voting machine more than two (2)
minutes if other voters are waiting to use it, except that those voters who because of
a disability need extra time to cast a ballot shall be given a reasonable amount of
time to vote.
(8) In primary elections, before a voter is permitted to use the voting machine, a judge
of the election shall adjust the machine so that the voter will only be able to vote for
the persons for whom the voter is qualified to vote.
(9) If the machine is so constructed as to require adjustment after one person has voted
before another person may vote, the judges of election shall adjust it after each
person has voted.
(10) The election officers shall constantly maintain a watch in order to prevent any
person from voting more than once.
(11) If supplemental paper ballots have been approved, as provided in KRS 118.215, the
voter shall vote his ballot in privacy in a booth provided for that purpose by the
county clerk. If the voter spoils his ballot, he shall return the spoiled paper ballot to
an election official who shall stamp the ballot "Spoiled," initial and place the
spoiled ballot in an envelope provided for that purpose. The voter shall be issued a
second supplemental paper ballot. Upon completion of voting, the voter shall
remove the numbered stub from the ballot, hand the stub to an election official and
deposit the voted ballot in the locked ballot box in the presence of precinct election
officials.
(12) The election sheriff shall be responsible for reporting violations of this section.
Effective: April 5, 2007
History: Amended 2007 Ky. Acts ch. 133, sec. 1, effective April 5, 2007. -- Amended
1998 Ky. Acts ch. 243, sec. 11, effective April 1, 1998. -- Amended 1996 Ky. Acts
ch. 270, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1996. -- Amended 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 17,
effective July 15, 1994; and ch. 405, sec. 15, effective July 15, 1994. -- Amended
1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 28, effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended 1988 Ky. Acts
ch. 341, sec. 32, effective July 15, 1988. -- Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 287, sec. 9,
effective July 15, 1986; and ch. 470, sec. 14, effective July 15, 1986. -- Amended
1982 Ky. Acts ch. 360, sec. 40, effective July 15, 1982. -- Amended 1976 (1st Extra.
Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 1, sec. 8, effective March 19, 1977. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts
ch. 130, sec. 39, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.260

117.260 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Method of registration.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486b-
41, 1486b-43.

KRS 117.265

117.265 Write-in votes.
(1) A voter may, at any regular or special election, cast a write-in vote for any person
qualified as provided in subsection (2) or (3) of this section, whose name does not
appear upon the ballot label for any office, by writing the name of his or her choice
upon the appropriate device for the office being voted on provided on the voting
machine as required by KRS 117.125. Any candidate for city office who is defeated
in a partisan or nonpartisan primary shall be ineligible as a candidate for the same
office in the regular election. Any voter utilizing an absentee ballot for a regular or
special election may write in a vote for any eligible person whose name does not
appear upon the ballot, by writing the name of his or her choice under the office.
(2) Write-in votes shall be counted only for candidates for election to office who have
filed a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate with the Secretary of State or
county clerk, depending on the office being sought, on or before the fourth Friday in
October preceding the date of the regular election and not later than the second
Friday before the date of a special election. The declaration of intent shall be filed
no earlier than the first Wednesday after the first Monday in November of the year
preceding the year the office will appear on the ballot, and no later than 4 p.m. local
time at the place of filing when filed on the last date on which papers may be filed.
The declaration of intent shall be on a form prescribed by the Secretary of State.
(3) A person shall not be eligible as a write-in candidate:
(a) For more than one (1) office in a regular or special election; or
(b) If his or her name appears upon the ballot label for any office, except that the
candidate may file a notice of withdrawal prior to filing an intent to be a write-
in candidate for office when a vacancy in a different office occurs because of:
1. Death;
2. Disqualification to hold the office sought;
3. Severe disabling condition which arose after the nomination; or
4. The nomination of an unopposed candidate.
(4) Persons who wish to run for President and Vice-President shall file a declaration of
intent to be a write-in candidate, along with a list of presidential electors pledged to
those candidates, with the Secretary of State on or before the fourth Friday in
October preceding the date of the regular election for those offices. The declaration
of intent shall be filed no earlier than the first Wednesday after the first Monday in
November of the year preceding the year the office will appear on the ballot, and no
later than 4 p.m. local time at the place of filing when filed on the last date on which
papers may be filed. Write-in votes cast for the candidates whose names appear on
the ballot shall apply to the slate of pledged presidential electors, whose names shall
not appear on the ballot.
(5) The county clerk shall provide to the precinct election officers certified lists of those
persons who have filed declarations of intent as provided in subsections (2) and (3)
of this section. Only write-in votes cast for qualified candidates shall be counted.
(6) Two (2) election officers of opposing parties shall upon the request of any voter
instruct the voter on how to cast a write-in vote.
Effective: July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 176, sec. 7, effective July 15, 2010. -- Amended
2008 Ky. Acts ch. 79, sec. 4, effective July 15, 2008. -- Amended 2005 Ky. Acts
ch. 71, sec. 4, effective June 20, 2005. -- Amended 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 34, sec. 1,
effective July 15, 2002. -- Amended 1998 Ky. Acts ch. 243, sec. 12, effective April
1, 1998. -- Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 288, sec. 57, effective July 14, 1992; and
ch. 454, sec. 1, effective July 14, 1992.. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 29,
effective July 13, 1990; and ch. 366, sec. 2, effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended
1986 Ky. Acts ch. 287, sec. 10, effective July 15, 1986. -- Amended 1982 Ky. Acts
ch. 394, sec. 16, effective July 15, 1982. -- Amended 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 247, sec. 6,
effective June 19, 1976. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 40, effective June 21,
1974.
Legislative Research Commission Note (7/14/92). This section was amended by 1992
Acts chs. 288 and 454 which are in conflict. Pursuant to KRS 446.250, Acts ch. 288
which was last enacted by the General Assembly prevails.

KRS 117.270

117.270 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Copies of registration records; preservation and disposition; loss or
destruction.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. secs. 1486b-
44, 1486b-47, 1486b-50, 1486b-52, 1496-13.

KRS 117.275

117.275 Counting and certification of votes -- Return of keys and machines --
Return of ballot box, ballot stubs, spoiled, and unvoted ballots -- Authorized
representatives and news media representatives to witness vote count.
(1) At the count of the votes in any precinct, any candidate or slate of candidates and
any representatives to witness and check the count of the votes therein, who are
authorized to be appointed as is provided in subsection (9) of this section, shall be
admitted and be permitted to be present and witness the count.
(2) As soon as the polls are closed, and the last voter has voted, the judges shall
immediately lock and seal the voting equipment so that the voting and counting
mechanism will be prevented from operation, and they shall sign a certificate
stating:
(a) That the voting equipment has been locked against voting and sealed;
(b) The number of voters, as shown on the public counters;
(c) The number registered on the protective or accumulative counter or device, if
any; and
(d) The number or other designation of the voting equipment, which certificate
shall be returned by the judges of election to the officials authorized by law to
receive it. The judges shall compare the number of voters, as shown by the
counter of the voting equipment, with the number of those who have voted as
shown by the protective or accumulative counter or device, if any.
(3) Where voting equipment is used which does not print the candidates' names along
with the total votes received on a general return sheet or record for that equipment,
the procedure to be followed shall be as follows:
(a) The judges, in the presence of the representatives mentioned in subsection (1)
of this section, if any, and of all other persons who may be lawfully within the
polling place, shall give full view of all the counter numbers;
(b) The judges shall enter, in ink, the total votes cast for each candidate, and slate
of candidates, and for and against each question on the return sheets; and
(c) Each precinct election officer shall sign the return sheets, and a copy of the
return sheets shall be posted on the precinct door.
(4) Where voting equipment is used that prints the candidates' names along with the
total votes received on a return sheet or record for that equipment, the precinct
election officers shall sign the return sheets or record for the voting equipment,
which shall be posted on the door of the precinct.
(5) If any officer shall decline to sign the return sheets, he or she shall state the reason
in writing, and a copy thereof, signed by the officer, shall be enclosed with the
return sheets.
(6) Each of the return sheets, if applicable, and the record of the voting equipment shall
be enclosed in an envelope. One (1) copy of the return sheets, if applicable, one (1)
copy of the record of the voting equipment, and the write-in roll, if any write-in
votes were cast in the precinct, shall be directed to the county board of elections of
the county in which the election is being held. One (1) copy of the return sheets or
record of the voting equipment shall be given to the county clerk of the county in
which the election is being held and to each of the local governing bodies of the two
(2) dominant political parties, but a local governing body of a dominant political
party may decline a copy of the precinct election return by filing a written
declination with the county board of elections prior to the election, and upon this
declination, a printed copy shall not be issued to the political party so declining. The
declination on file shall be effective for that election and any subsequent elections
until revoked by the local governing body of a dominant political party by filing a
written revocation with the county board of elections. The envelope shall have
endorsed thereon a certificate of the election officers, stating the number of the
machine, the precinct where it has been used, the number on the seal, and the
number on the protective or accumulative counter or device at the close of the polls.
(7) Following the tabulation of all votes cast in the election, including absentee votes
and write-in votes, the county board shall mail a copy of the precinct-by-precinct
summary of the tabulation sheets showing the results from each precinct to the State
Board of Elections and the county clerk shall mail or deliver the precinct signature
rosters from each precinct to the State Board of Elections during the period
established by KRS 117.355(3).
(8) As soon as possible after the completion of the count, the two (2) judges shall return
to the county board of elections the keys to the voting machine received and
receipted for by them, and the county clerk in which the precinct is located shall
have the voting machine properly boxed or securely covered and removed to a
proper and secure place of storage.
(9) In primaries, each candidate, slate of candidates, or group of candidates may
designate to the county board of elections a representative to witness and check the
vote count. In regular elections, the governing authority of each political party, each
candidate for member of board of education, nonpartisan candidate, independent
candidate, or independent ticket may designate a representative to the county board
of elections to witness and check the vote count. The county board of elections shall
authorize representatives of the news media to witness the vote count.
(10) If supplemental paper ballots have been approved, as provided in KRS 118.215,
after the polls are closed, the two (2) judges shall return to the county clerk's office
the locked ballot box, all ballot stubs, spoiled ballots, and unvoted ballots at the
same time as the tabulation of votes from the voting machine is delivered. The
county clerk shall issue a receipt for the number of ballot stubs, unvoted ballots,
spoiled ballots and the ballot box.
(11) The county board of elections, or its designee, shall count and tally the paper ballots
manually or with the use of tabulating equipment which does not involve an
additional voting system. The results of the vote tally shall be certified by the
county board of elections to the county clerk and to the Secretary of State.
(12) The county board of elections shall authorize the candidates, slates of candidates, or
their representatives, and representatives of the news media to be present during the
counting of the paper ballots.
(13) Except as otherwise required in this chapter that certain records and papers relating
to specified elections be retained for twenty-two (22) months, the county clerk shall
retain the voted paper ballots for twenty-two (22) months and the unvoted paper
ballots for sixty (60) days after each election day, after which time they shall be
destroyed in a manner to render them unreadable by the county board of elections if
no contest or recount action has been filed.
Effective: July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 176, sec. 8, effective July 15, 2010. -- Amended
2008 Ky. Acts ch. 79, sec. 5, effective July 15, 2008; and ch. 129, sec. 4, effective
July 15, 2008. -- Amended 2000 Ky. Acts ch. 122, sec. 1, effective July 14, 2000. --
Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 288, sec. 36, effective July 14, 1992. -- Amended 1990
Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 30, effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 470,
sec. 15, effective July 15, 1986. -- Amended 1980 Ky. Acts ch. 14, sec. 1, effective
July 15, 1980. -- Amended 1978 Ky. Acts ch. 384, sec. 249, effective June 17, 1978.
-- Amended 1976 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 1, sec. 9, effective March 19, 1977.
-- Amended 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 1, effective June 19, 1976. -- Created 1974
Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 41, effective June 21, 1974.
Legislative Research Commission Note (7/15/2008). A reference to "subsection (7)" in
subsection (1) of this statute has been changed in codification to "subsection (6)."
2008 Ky. Acts ch. 129, sec. 4, deleted a subsection from this statue, resulting in the
renumbering of subsequent subsections, but did not make the necessary change to the
internal reference in subsection (1). This oversight has been corrected by the Reviser
of Statutes under the authority of KRS 7.136(1).
Legislative Research Commission Note (7/15/2008). This section was amended by
2008 Ky. Acts chs. 79 and 129, which are in conflict. Under KRS 446.250, Acts
ch. 129, which was last enacted by the General Assembly, prevails.

KRS 117.280

117.280 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Transfer of registration on change of precinct boundaries.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486b-
46.

KRS 117.285

117.285 Repealed, 2010.
Catchline at repeal: Form of return sheets and statement -- Delivery.
History: Repealed 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 176, sec. 13, effective July 15, 2010. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 42, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.290

117.290 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: New registration required when name changed; transfer of
registration on change of residence; utility companies to report changes of address of
customers.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. secs. 1486b-
48, 1486b-50.

KRS 117.295

117.295 Period machines to remain locked -- Custody of keys.
(1) For a period of ten (10) days following any primary election, and for a period of
thirty (30) days following any general or special election, the voting machine shall
remain locked against voting and the ballot boxes containing all paper ballots shall
remain locked, except that the voting machines and the ballot boxes may be opened
and all the data and figures therein examined, upon the order of any court of
competent jurisdiction, or judge thereof, or by direction of any legislative
committee authorized and empowered to investigate and report upon contested
elections, and all the data and figures shall be examined by the court, judge, or
committee in the presence of the officer having the custody of the machine and
ballot boxes. In the event of a contest of election, the court in which the contest is
pending or the committee before which the contest is being heard may, upon motion
of any party to the contest, issue an order requiring that the voting machines and
ballot boxes shall remain continuously locked for further time as may be reasonable
or necessary, with due regard for the preparation of the machines for a succeeding
primary, regular, or special election, but in no event shall the order compel that the
machines remain locked to a time within thirty (30) days next preceding any
approaching primary, regular, or special election.
(2) During the period when the machine and the ballot boxes are required to be kept
locked, the keys thereto shall remain in the possession of the county board of
elections. After that period, it shall be the duty of the county board of elections to
return the keys to the custody of the county clerk.
Effective: July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 176, sec. 9, effective July 15, 2010. -- Amended
2008 Ky. Acts ch. 129, sec. 5, effective July 15, 2008. -- Amended 1992 Ky. Acts
ch. 288, sec. 37, effective July 14, 1992. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 43,
effective June 21, 1974.
Legislative Research Commission Note (7/15/2008). 2008 Ky. Acts ch. 129 eliminated
the runoff primary in elections for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. In Section 5
of that Act (this statute), a reference to "runoff primary" that was deleted by the
drafter has been deleted in codification as a manifest clerical or typographical error
by the Reviser of Statutes.

KRS 117.300

117.300 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Precinct registers to be delivered to election clerks.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486b-
45.

KRS 117.305

117.305 Recanvass of votes -- Test of machines -- Candidates and representatives of
political parties and news media to observe recanvass -- Forms for reporting
recanvassed vote -- Administrative regulations for recanvass procedures.
(1) The canvass and returns provided for in KRS 117.275 shall constitute the official
returns of the precinct, unless before 4 p.m. on the Tuesday following a primary or
regular election, or before 4 p.m. on the day following a special election held for the
purpose of filling a vacancy, the county clerk or county board of elections takes
notice of a discrepancy in the tally of votes cast in any precinct or number of
precincts, or a candidate makes a written request to the county board of elections in
the case of a candidate who has filed with the county clerk, or the Secretary of State
in the case of a candidate who has filed with the Secretary of State, to check and
recanvass the voting machines and absentee ballots of any precinct or any number
of precincts involving his race. After this time period has elapsed and notice is
taken, the county election board shall assemble at 9 a.m. on the Thursday following
the filing deadline to request a recanvass, and not sooner, and recheck and recanvass
each machine and make a proper return thereof to the county clerk, and the canvass
and return shall become the official returns for the election. In making the
recanvass, the board shall make a record of the number of the seal upon the voting
machine and, without unlocking the machine against voting, recanvass the vote cast
thereon. If, after a recanvass, it is found that the original canvass of the returns has
been correctly made from the machine, and that there still remains a discrepancy
unaccounted for, this discrepancy shall be noted. If, upon recanvass, it appears that
the original canvass of the returns by the election officers was incorrect, the returns
and all papers being prepared by the board shall be corrected accordingly. The
county board of elections shall, immediately upon receipt of a request for a
recanvass, notify each candidate for the office of the time and place of the
recanvass. At the recanvass, each political party represented on the board may
appoint a representative there to be its governing body, and also each candidate to
be voted for may be present, either in person or by a representative or both. The
county board of elections shall authorize representatives of the news media to
observe the recanvass of the votes cast on the voting machine in each precinct.
Nothing in this section shall prohibit an individual from requesting, in addition to a
recanvass, a recount as authorized by KRS Chapter 120.
(2) The State Board of Elections shall prescribe forms to be used by county boards of
election to report all recanvassed votes. The form shall include the following
information:
(a) The name of the county in which the recanvass was conducted;
(b) The date of the report;
(c) The date of the election;
(d) The office for which the recanvass was conducted;
(e) The names of each candidate for the office being recanvassed; and
(f) The machine votes, absentee votes, and vote totals for each candidate, as well
as write-in votes cast in a regular or special election for candidates whose
names did not appear on the ballot.
The report shall be signed by each member of the county board of elections.
(3) The county board of elections shall file its recanvass report as prescribed in
administrative regulations promulgated by the State Board of Elections in
conformity with KRS Chapter 13A.
(4) The State Board of Elections shall promulgate administrative regulations in
accordance with KRS Chapter 13A to establish the proper procedures for
conducting a recanvass for each type of voting system approved by the State Board
of Elections and in use in Kentucky.
Effective: July 14, 2000
History: Amended 2000 Ky. Acts ch. 494, sec. 1, effective July 14, 2000. -- Amended
1992 Ky. Acts ch. 296, sec. 5, effective July 14, 1992; and ch. 421, sec. 1, effective
July 14, 1992. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 51, effective July 13, 1990. --
Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 470, sec. 16, effective July 15, 1986. -- Amended 1982
Ky. Acts ch. 268, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1982; and ch. 394, sec. 17, effective July
15, 1982. -- Amended 1978 Ky. Acts ch. 384, sec. 250, effective June 17, 1978. --
Amended 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 2, effective June 19, 1976. -- Created 1974 Ky.
Acts ch. 130, sec. 44, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.310

117.310 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Comparative signature books; comparison of voter's signature with
registration record; voting record.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Amended
1944 Ky. Acts ch. 88, sec. 1. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective
October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486b-45.

KRS 117.315

117.315 Appointment of challengers and inspectors.
(1) Each political party is entitled to have not exceeding two (2) challengers at each
precinct during the holding of the primary election. Any group of bona fide
candidates, as defined in KRS 118.176, of the same political party equal to twenty-
five percent (25%) of all the candidates for that party to be voted for in a county in
any primary, including state, district, and all other candidates, may recommend to
the county committee or governing authority of the party for the county a list of
persons whom they desire to have appointed as challengers in each precinct in the
county. If more than two (2) such lists are furnished, the committee or governing
authority, in making appointments of challengers, shall alternate between the
several lists so furnished so as to give to each list an equal amount or proportion of
the appointments, but in no event shall there be appointed more than one (1)
challenger for any precinct from any one (1) list. The list of challengers shall be
presented to the chair or secretary of the party committee of the county on or before
the third Friday in April preceding the primary, and the committee or the chairman
thereof shall make the appointments, certify to same, and present a list of certified
challengers to the county clerk at least twenty (20) days before the date on which
the primary is held. The appointment of challengers shall be certified in all respects
as challengers at regular elections, except as otherwise provided in this section. The
challengers shall be registered voters of the county in which the primary is held and
shall be subject to the same penalties and possess the same rights and privileges as
challengers at regular elections, except that the challengers of one political party
shall not be entitled to challenge persons who offer to vote for candidates of any
other party in the primary. The provisions of this section shall be enforceable
against the chair of the political party committees by a mandatory summary
proceeding instituted in the Circuit Court. The order of the court may be reviewed
by the Court of Appeals as provided for the granting or dissolving of temporary
injunctions.
(2) Any school board candidate, any independent ticket or candidate for city office, any
nonpartisan city candidate, or candidate for an office of the Court of Justice at the
primary or regular election may designate not more than one (1) challenger to be
present at and witness the holding of primaries or elections in each precinct in the
county. A candidate who designates a challenger shall present the county clerk with
the name of the challenger at least twenty (20) days preceding the primary or regular
election. The challenger shall be entitled to stay in the room or at the door. The
challenger shall be a registered voter of the county in which the primary or election
is held, shall be appointed in writing by the chair of the committee, independent
candidate, or candidates representing a ticket, and shall produce written
appointment on demand of any election officer.
(3) The county executive committee of any political party having a ticket to elect at any
regular or special election may designate not more than two (2) challengers to be
present at and witness the holding of the election in each precinct in the county. The
challengers shall be entitled to stay in the room or at the door. The challengers shall
be registered voters of the county in which the election is held, shall be appointed in
writing signed by the chair of the committee, and shall produce written
appointments on demand of any election officer. The committee or chair shall
present the county clerk with a list of designated challengers at least twenty (20)
days preceding a regular election and at least fifteen (15) days preceding a special
election.
(4) Except as provided in KRS Chapter 242, not later than the fourth Tuesday
preceding an election at which constitutional amendments or other public questions
are to be submitted to the vote of the people, any committee that in good faith
advocates or opposes an amendment or public question may file a petition with the
clerk of the county asking that the petitioners be recognized as the committee
entitled to nominate challengers to serve at the election at which the constitutional
amendment or public question is to be voted on. If more than one (1) committee
alleging itself to advocate or oppose the same amendment file such a petition, the
county board of elections shall decide, and announce by certified mail, return
receipt requested, to each committee not less than the third Tuesday preceding the
election, which committee is entitled to nominate the challengers. The decision
shall not be final, but any aggrieved party may institute proceedings with the county
judge/executive and, upon hearing, the county judge/executive shall determine
which of the committees shall be recognized as the one to select challengers at the
election.
(5) The committee shall file the names of the persons nominated by it with the clerk of
the county at least twenty (20) days before the primary and regular elections and not
less that fifteen (15) days preceding the date of a special election. The county board
of elections shall, not later than the Thursday preceding the election, certify the
nominees of the committee for the respective precincts to serve as challengers at the
election where any constitutional amendment or public question is to be voted upon.
If more than one (1) amendment or question is to be voted upon, the county board
of elections may designate, on the petition of the committee, one (1) person for each
amendment and question to serve as challenger at the election.
(6) The challengers shall perform their duties in the same manner and be subject to the
same privileges as other challengers at an election.
Effective: July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 176, sec. 10, effective July 15, 2010. -- Amended
2008 Ky. Acts ch. 79, sec. 6, effective July 15, 2008. -- Amended 1996 Ky. Acts
ch. 195, sec. 8, effective July 15, 1996. -- Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 288, sec. 49,
effective July 14, 1992; and ch. 296, sec. 6, effective July 14, 1992. -- Repealed and
reenacted 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 476, Pt. V, sec. 302, effective July 13, 1990.
Legislative Research Commission Note (7/14/92). This section was amended by two
1992 Acts. Where those Acts are not in conflict, they have been compiled together.
Where a conflict exists, the Act which was last enacted by the General Assembly
prevails, pursuant to KRS 446.250.

KRS 117.316

117.316 Duties of challenger.
The duties of a challenger appointed and certified as provided in KRS 117.315 shall
include:
(1) The challenge of the eligibility of a voter who presents himself at the precinct to
vote, but who the challenger has reason to believe:
(a) Is not a duly registered voter in the precinct;
(b) Is not a resident of the precinct;
(c) Is a convicted felon who has not had his civil rights restored; or
(d) Is not the person he claims to be.
(2) If the challenger attempts to challenge a person's right to vote, he shall express his
challenge to the precinct election officer; he shall sign the oath of voter executed by
the voter if the voter's name appears on the precinct roster and state the reason for
his challenge as required by KRS 117.245(2).
Effective: July 14, 1992
History: Created 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 288, sec. 51, effective July 14, 1992.

KRS 117.317

117.317 Acts prohibited to challengers.
A challenger appointed and certified as provided in KRS 117.315 shall not:
(1) Electioneer or campaign on behalf of any candidate, issue, or political party;
(2) Handle official election materials except as provided in KRS 117.187;
(3) Attempt to intimidate or harass, verbally or otherwise, any voter who is being
challenged or any precinct election officer;
(4) Behave in any manner to disrupt activities at the polling place; or
(5) Attempt to interfere with the proper conduct of the election.
Effective: July 14, 1992
History: Created 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 288, sec. 52, effective July 14, 1992.

KRS 117.318

117.318 Ordering of challengers from polling places.
(1) It shall be the duty of a precinct election officer to warn a challenger who violates
any provision of KRS 117.187 and 117.316 to 117.318. If the challenger continues
to violate these provisions, the precinct election officer shall order the challenger
out of the polling place. Any challenger ordered from the polling place shall be
prohibited from acting as a challenger in any precinct in any election for a period of
five (5) years.
(2) The provisions of KRS 117.187 and 117.316 to 117.318 shall apply to all
challengers in all elections conducted in the Commonwealth.
Effective: July 14, 1992
History: Created 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 288, sec. 53, effective July 14, 1992.

KRS 117.320

117.320 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Right to inspect and obtain copies of registration records.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486b-
52.

KRS 117.325

117.325 Repealed and reenacted as KRS 117.086, effective July 15, 1980.

KRS 117.330

117.330 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Definition of "voter."
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1496-1.

KRS 117.335

117.335 Repealed and reenacted as KRS 117.087, effective July 15, 1980.

KRS 117.340

117.340 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: State Board of Registration and Purgation; membership; oath;
bond.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Amended
1946 Ky. Acts ch. 27, sec. 36. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective
October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1496-2.

KRS 117.343

117.343 Reimbursement of county clerk by state board for certain election related
expenses -- Submission of claims.
The county clerk may request reimbursement from the State Board of Elections, for the
cost of employing office personnel necessary for the conduct of elections, including the
registration and purgation of voters in the county. Such reimbursement shall not exceed
fifty cents ($0.50) per registered voter in the county per year. Claims for reimbursement
shall be submitted to the state board by July 31 of each year for employment costs for the
preceding fiscal year. Claims shall be on forms provided by the State Board of Elections
and shall show in detail the employee time and costs. If the State Board of Elections
determines that the claims are valid and reasonable, the state board shall submit the
claims to the Treasury for payment and they shall be paid within thirty (30) working days.
The state board may issue administrative regulations prescribing the method and forms
for documenting and submitting the claims.
Effective: July 15, 1988
History: Created 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 10, effective July 15, 1988.

KRS 117.345

117.345 Cost of elections -- Payment.
(1) The cost of all elections held in any county shall be allowed by the fiscal court and
paid by the county treasurer, except as otherwise provided by law.
(2) When the cost of any election has been allowed by the fiscal court and paid by the
county treasurer, and within sixty (60) days following the date of the election, the
county treasurer shall certify a statement of the number of precincts in the county,
the date, and kind of election to the State Board of Elections, including an election
that was delayed or postponed in accordance with KRS 39A.100. The certification
shall be filed within ninety (90) days after the election. Upon receipt of the
certification and upon being satisfied as to the correctness thereof, the State Board
of Elections shall issue its warrant upon the State Treasurer in favor of the county
treasurer for the amount of two hundred fifty-five dollars ($255) for each precinct in
the county.
(3) Payments to any county under the provisions of subsection (2) of this section shall
be terminated if and whenever it fails to renew a lease, contract, or lease and option
with the State Property and Buildings Commission executed in connection with the
acquisition of voting machines by the commission for the use of the county; and
payments to any county shall be terminated whenever the county fails to pay any
part of the rentals required for any effective period of the lease or if a county board
of elections fails to provide training to precinct election officers required by KRS
117.187(2).
Effective: March 8, 2006
History: Amended 2006 Ky. Acts ch. 7, sec. 3, effective March 8, 2006. -- Amended
2005 Ky. Acts ch. 71, sec. 5, effective June 20, 2005. -- Amended 1996 Ky. Acts
ch. 195, sec. 9, effective July 15, 1996. -- Amended 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 18,
effective July 15, 1994. -- Amended 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 33, effective July
15, 1988. -- Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 470, sec. 18, effective July 15, 1986. --
Amended 1980 Ky. Acts ch. 235, sec. 18, effective July 15, 1980. -- Amended 1978
Ky. Acts ch. 318, sec. 5, effective June 17, 1978. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130,
sec. 48, effective June 21, 1974.
2010-2012 Budget Reference. See State/Executive Branch Budget, 2010 (1st Extra.
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KRS 117.350

117.350 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: General duties of state board.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1496-3.

KRS 117.355

117.355 Election reports to be made by the precinct election sheriff and county
board of elections -- Contents.
(1) Within three (3) days after any primary or general election, the precinct election
sheriff shall file a report with the chairman of the county board of elections and with
the local grand jury. The report shall include any irregularities observed and any
recommendations for improving the election process.
(2) Within ten (10) days after any primary or general election, the county board of
elections shall file a report with the State Board of Elections and the local grand
jury. The report shall include any irregularities of which the county board has
knowledge and any recommendations for improving the election process. The report
shall also include a breakdown by precinct of the number of voters requiring
assistance to vote and the reasons therefor; the number of special ballots cast by
category; and any other information required by the state board.
(3) Within thirty (30) days after any primary or general election, the county board of
elections shall transmit the information required by KRS 117.275(4) to (7).
(4) The State Board of Elections shall issue administrative regulations to prescribe the
forms required by this section.
Effective: July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 176, sec. 11, effective July 15, 2010. -- Amended
2002 Ky. Acts ch. 129, sec. 2, effective July 15, 2002. -- Created 1988 Ky. Acts
ch. 341, sec. 11, effective July 15, 1988.

KRS 117.360

117.360 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Compensation of members of state board; supplies.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. secs. 1496-
4, 1496-6.

KRS 117.365

117.365 Presentation of voter assistance forms and absentee ballot applications by
county clerk to grand jury -- Certified photocopies.
Upon the first day a grand jury convenes after a primary, general election, or special
election, the county clerk shall present to the grand jury all voter assistance forms and all
applications for absentee ballots which shall have been completed in the immediately
preceding primary, general election, or special election. The county clerk may photocopy
applications for absentee ballots and voter assistance forms, certify them as true copies of
the originals, and present the grand jury with those certified copies instead of the
originals. The county clerk shall retain all applications for absentee ballots and one (1)
copy of each voter assistance form as part of the records of the office and shall produce
certified copies of any or all of them, when required, to any subsequent grand jury.
Effective: July 15, 1996
History: Amended 1996 Ky. Acts ch. 195, sec. 10, effective July 15, 1996. -- Amended
1992 Ky. Acts ch. 65, sec. 3, effective March 19, 1992. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts
ch. 48, sec. 31, effective July 13, 1990. -- Created 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 13,
effective July 15, 1988.

KRS 117.370

117.370 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Clerk of state board; filing and disposing of complaints.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1496-4.

KRS 117.375

117.375 Definitions.
As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
(1) "Electronic or electromechanical voting system" means a system of casting votes by
use of marking devices and tabulating ballots employing automatic tabulating
equipment or data processing equipment.
(2) "Automatic tabulating equipment" means apparatus necessary to automatically
examine and count votes as designated on ballots and data processing machines
which can be used for counting ballots and tabulating results.
(3) "Voting device" means either an apparatus in which paper ballots or ballot cards are
used in connection with an implement by which a voter registers his votes with ink
or other substance or by punching, or an apparatus by which such votes are
registered electronically, so that in either case the votes so registered may be
computed and tabulated by means of automatic tabulating equipment.
(4) "Ballot card" means a tabulating card on which votes may be recorded by a voter by
use of a voting punch device or by marking with a pen or special marking device.
(5) "Ballot label" means the cards, papers, booklet, pages or other material on which
appear the names of candidates and the questions to be voted on by means of ballot
cards or voting machines.
(6) "Ballot" or "official ballot" means the voting machine ballot label, ballot cards,
paper ballots, an absentee ballot, or a supplemental paper ballot which has been
authorized for the use of voters in any primary, general or special election by the
Secretary of State or the county clerk.
(7) "Voting punch device" means an apparatus in which ballots or ballot cards are
inserted for the piercing of ballots by the voter. The hole may be in the form of a
round dot, rectangle, square, or any other shape that will clearly indicate the intent
of the voter.
(8) "Vote marking device" means any approved device for marking a paper ballot with
ink or other substance which will enable the ballot to be tabulated by means of
automatic tabulating equipment.
(9) "Secrecy envelope" means the envelope handed to the voter with his ballot into
which the voter shall place his voted ballot cards.
(10) "Precinct ballot counter" means an automatic tabulating device used at the precinct
to tabulate and process ballots.
(11) "Voting machine" or "machine" shall include lever machines and, as far as
applicable, any electronic or electromechanical unit and supplies utilized or relied
upon by a voter in casting and recording his votes in an election.
Effective: July 13, 1990
History: Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 32, effective July 13, 1990. -- Created
1982 Ky. Acts ch. 360, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1982.

KRS 117.377

117.377 Acquisition or abandonment of voting system subject to approval of State
Board of Elections -- Petition in emergency situation.
(1) The fiscal court of any county, or any urban-county government, may acquire by
purchase or lease or lease-purchase agreement or abandon any voting system
covered by this chapter, if the equipment has been approved by the State Board of
Elections. The fiscal court shall notify the State Board of Elections that a new
voting system is being installed in the county.
(2) The county clerk of any county may petition the State Board of Elections to allow a
new voting system in the county if an emergency exists. The petition must state the
reasons why the present equipment is inadequate. Within sixty (60) days of the
receipt of the petition the State Board of Elections shall notify the county clerk
whether the permission to obtain a new voting system is granted or denied. The
letter of approval shall be presented to the fiscal court for its approval before any
new voting system is acquired.
Effective: July 13, 1990
History: Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 33, effective July 13, 1990. -- Created
1982 Ky. Acts ch. 360, sec. 2, effective July 15, 1982.

KRS 117.379

117.379 Examination of electronic voting system by State Board of Elections.
(1) Any person or corporation owning, manufacturing or selling any electronic voting
system, may request the State Board of Elections to examine the system. Before
requesting an examination or reexamination, any person, persons, or corporation
shall pay to the State Treasurer an examination fee of five hundred dollars ($500)
and submit a test report from an independent testing authority approved by the State
Board of Elections. The report shall demonstrate that the system meets all Federal
Election Commission voting system standards. The State Board of Elections may, at
any time, reexamine any system already approved. The State Board of Elections
shall approve or disapprove any voting system within sixty (60) days after the date
of its initial submission.
(2) Upon receipt of a request for examination or reexamination of an electronic voting
system, the State Board of Elections shall require that such system be examined or
reexamined by three (3) examiners. The State Board of Elections shall appoint one
(1) examiner who is an expert in computer science or electronic voting systems, one
(1) person who is knowledgeable in election procedures and law in Kentucky, and
one (1) person who is a present or former county clerk. The three (3) examiners
shall submit one (1) written report on each system examined or reexamined to the
State Board of Elections. The members of the State Board of Elections shall also
examine or reexamine the system. A system shall be approved if the examiners'
report states that the system meets all the requirements of KRS 117.381 and the
State Board of Elections finds that the system meets all of the requirements of KRS
117.381. The report and a letter of approval shall be filed in the office of the State
Board of Elections.
(3) Any electronic voting system not approved by the State Board of Elections shall not
be used at any election.
(4) When an electronic voting system has been approved any improvement or changes
in the system shall render necessary the examination or approval of such system or
improvement.
(5) Neither the members of the State Board of Elections, nor any examiner appointed
by the State Board of Elections, nor any member of a county board of elections shall
have any pecuniary interest in any electronic voting system.
(6) Each examiner appointed by the State Board of Elections shall receive fair
compensation to be established by the State Board of Elections.
Effective: July 15, 1996
History: Amended 1996 Ky. Acts ch. 195, sec. 11, effective July 15, 1996. -- Created
1982 Ky. Acts ch. 360, sec. 3, effective July 15, 1982.

KRS 117.380

117.380 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Suits against state board; appeals from its decisions.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1496-5.

KRS 117.381

117.381 Requirements for approval.
No electronic voting system shall, upon any examination or reexamination, be approved
by the State Board of Elections unless it shall be established that such system, at the time
of examination or reexamination:
(1) Provides for voting in secrecy;
(2) Permits each voter to vote at any election for all candidates and questions for which
he is lawfully entitled to vote, and no others;
(3) Permits each voter, at the general election to vote a straight political party ticket by
one (1) or more marks or acts;
(4) Provides a method for write-in voting;
(5) Provides for a nonpartisan ballot;
(6) If it is of a type that registers the vote electronically, the voting system shall
preclude each voter from voting for more persons for any office than he is entitled
to vote for or upon any question more than once;
(7) Permits each voter at a primary election to vote only for the candidates seeking
nomination by a political party in which such voter is registered, and for any
candidate for nonpartisan nomination, and for any question upon which he is
entitled to vote;
(8) If it is of a type that registers the vote electronically, the voting system shall permit
each voter to change his vote for any candidate or upon any question appearing on
the official ballot up to the time that he takes the final step to register his vote and to
have his vote computed. If it is of a type that uses paper ballots or ballot cards to
register the vote and automatic tabulating equipment to compute such votes, the
system shall provide that a voter who spoils his ballot may obtain another ballot;
(9) Is suitably designed for the purpose used, is constructed of a durable material, and is
safely transportable;
(10) Is so constructed that a voter may readily learn the method of operating it; and
(11) Meets or exceeds the standards for electronic voting equipment established by the
Federal Election Commission; and
(12) Provides for tabulating votes at the precinct in accordance with the requirements of
KRS 117.275.
Effective: July 15, 1996
History: Amended 1996 Ky. Acts ch. 195, sec. 12, effective July 15, 1996. -- Amended
1992 Ky. Acts ch. 421, sec. 2, effective July 14, 1992. -- Created 1982 Ky. Acts
ch. 360, sec. 4, effective July 15, 1982.

KRS 117.383

117.383 Rules and regulations.
The State Board of Elections shall prescribe rules and regulations which shall include but
not be limited to the following:
(1) Achieve and maintain the maximum degree of correctness, impartiality, and
efficiency of the procedures of voting;
(2) Count, tabulate, and record votes;
(3) Establish a method for placing items on the electronic voting device, which shall, as
closely as possible, follow the requirements pertaining to ballot labels;
(4) Design the ballot cards, including a numerical system to insure an accurate record of
all voting activities;
(5) Instruct voters in the use of the voting device;
(6) Provide for checking the accuracy of the equipment;
(7) Provide necessary supplies, including those necessary for a write-in vote and
secrecy envelopes for punch cards or data processing cards to insure voter privacy;
(8) As part of the official canvass, provide for a manual recount of randomly selected
precincts representing three percent (3%) to five percent (5%) of the total ballots
cast in each election;
(9) Provide a method for maintaining sufficient documents and records so that votes
can be recounted. Such documents and records shall include any material other than
a ballot card which is imprinted with the names of candidates and issues voted
upon. Records shall be maintained in such a manner that a specific piece of printed
material listing issues and candidates can be matched with the specific ballot cards
which were marked in reliance upon such printed material. Except as otherwise
required in this chapter that certain records and papers relating to specified elections
be retained for twenty-two (22) months, such documents and records shall be
maintained for thirty (30) days following an election.
Effective: July 15, 1986
History: Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 470, sec. 19, effective July 15, 1986. -- Amended
1984 Ky. Acts ch. 44, sec. 5, effective March 2, 1984. -- Created 1982 Ky. Acts
ch. 360, sec. 5, effective July 15, 1982.

KRS 117.385

117.385 Spoiled or defaced ballot card -- Disposition of ballot card after voting.
(1) A voter who spoils or defaces a ballot card or marks it erroneously shall return the
card to the election officials. The election officials shall deliver to the voter another
ballot card, but no voter may receive more than three (3) ballot cards including the
one originally delivered to the voter. Upon return of a defective ballot card, an
election official shall cancel it by writing in ink on the back the word "spoiled." The
canceled ballot card shall be placed with spoiled ballots to be returned with the
election returns.
(2) After marking the ballot card, the voter shall place it inside the secrecy envelope
and return it to an election official, who shall deposit the ballot in the ballot box.
When precinct ballot counters are used the voter may either insert his ballot
contained in the secrecy envelope provided and deposit the emptied ballot container
envelope with the election official presiding over the ballot counter or deposit the
ballot in the ballot box for processing by precinct election officials after the polls
close.
Effective: July 15, 1982
History: Created 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 360, sec. 6, effective July 15, 1982.

KRS 117.387

117.387 Absentee voting by electronic system.
(1) In any county in which the fiscal court has adopted voting by means of an electronic
voting system, the county board of elections may elect to also conduct absentee
voting by the use of such a system.
(2) When a ballot card is used for voting by mail it shall be accompanied by a stylus,
voter instructions, and a specimen ballot showing the proper positions to vote on the
ballot card for each candidate or question. The card shall be mounted on material
suitable to receive the punched out chip.
Effective: July 15, 1982
History: Created 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 360, sec. 7, effective July 15, 1982.

KRS 117.389

117.389 Testing of automatic tabulating equipment prior to election.
On any day not more than thirty (30) nor less than five (5) days prior to the election day,
the county clerk shall have the automatic tabulating equipment tested in the manner
prescribed by the State Board of Elections.
Effective: July 14, 1992
History: Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 421, sec. 3, effective July 14, 1992. -- Created
1982 Ky. Acts ch. 360, sec. 8, effective July 15, 1982.

KRS 117.390

117.390 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: County boards of registration and purgation; appointment;
qualifications; removal.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1496-9.

KRS 117.391

117.391 Application.
The provisions of all laws relating to elections not inconsistent with Acts 1982, Ch. 360
apply to elections in all counties in which electronic or electromechanical tabulation of
ballots are used.
Effective: July 15, 1982
History: Created 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 360, sec. 9, effective July 15, 1982.

KRS 117.393

117.393 Biennial report on status of voting equipment and systems.
Beginning January 1, 1984, the State Board of Elections shall submit a biennial report to
the Legislature concerning the status of various voting equipment and voting systems that
are in use or are approved for use in this state. This report shall also contain any
recommendations by the Secretary of State as to election law modifications relating to the
acquisition and use of voting equipment and voting systems.
Effective: July 15, 1982
History: Created 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 360, sec. 10, effective July 15, 1982.

KRS 117.400

117.400 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Certificate of appointment and bond of county board members;
officers.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1496-
10.

KRS 117.405

117.405 Repealed, 1984.
Catchline at repeal: Definitions.
History: Repealed 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 34, effective July 13, 1984. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 49, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.410

117.410 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: General duties of county boards.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1496-
10.

KRS 117.415

117.415 Repealed, 1984.
Catchline at repeal: Powers and duties of commission as to voting machines.
History: Repealed 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 34, effective July 13, 1984. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 50, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.420

117.420 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Compensation of county boards; time and place of meetings.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Amended
1946 Ky. Acts ch. 91, sec. 1. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective
October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. secs. 1496-10, 1496-11.

KRS 117.425

117.425 Repealed, 1984.
Catchline at repeal: Financing of voting machine projects.
History: Repealed 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 34, effective April 3, 1984. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 51, effective June 21, 1974.
History for former KRS 117.425: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective
June 19, 1952. -- Created 1946 Ky. Acts ch. 91, sec. 3.
Catchline at repeal: Sessions of county board.

KRS 117.430

117.430 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Employes, supplies, purgation and process officers; payment.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Amended
1946 Ky. Acts ch. 91, sec. 2. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective
October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1496-11.

KRS 117.435

117.435 Repealed, 1984.
Catchline at repeal: Procedures for acquiring machines.
History: Repealed 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 34, effective July 13, 1984. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 52, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.440

117.440 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Direct purgation by county boards, in counties and in cities of first
class.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. secs. 1496-
10, 1496-13.

KRS 117.445

117.445 Repealed, 1984.
Catchline at repeal: Negotiable and tax-free character of bonds -- Source of payment.
History: Repealed 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 34, effective July 13, 1984. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 53, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.450

117.450 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Purgation by county clerk outside cities of first class, on grounds of
death, disqualification or failure to vote.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Repealed
in part 1946 Ky. Acts ch. 54, sec. 1. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1,
effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486bb-12.

KRS 117.455

117.455 Repealed, 1984.
Catchline at repeal: Ways in which money received may be used.
History: Repealed 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 34, effective July 13, 1984. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 54, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.460

117.460 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Appointment of purgation officers for primary election outside
cities of first class.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486bb-
13.

KRS 117.465

117.465 Repealed, 1984.
Catchline at repeal: Sinking fund reserve.
History: Repealed 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 34, effective July 13, 1984. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 55, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.470

117.470 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Appointment of purgation officers for regular election outside cities
of first class.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486bb-
13.

KRS 117.475

117.475 Repealed, 1984.
Catchline at repeal: Separate bond issue -- Procedure for two or more counties.
History: Repealed 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 34, effective July 13, 1984. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 56, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.480

117.480 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Procedure for purgation by purgation officers; notice and hearing.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486bb-
13.

KRS 117.485

117.485 Repealed, 1984.
Catchline at repeal: Action after termination of lease.
History: Repealed 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 34, effective July 13, 1984. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 57, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.490

117.490 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Decision of purgation officers; board to act in case of
disagreement.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486bb-
13.

KRS 117.495

117.495 Repealed, 1984.
Catchline at repeal: One or more separate bond issues for same county.
History: Repealed 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 34, effective July 13, 1984. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 58, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.500

117.500 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Purgation outside cities of first class by application to county court.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486bb-
15.

KRS 117.505

117.505 Repealed, 1984.
Catchline at repeal: Bondholder's right to proceed.
History: Repealed 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 34, effective July 13, 1984. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 59, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.510

117.510 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Purgation by board of registration commissioners in cities of first
class on grounds of death, disqualification, marriage or failure to vote.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486b-
50.

KRS 117.515

117.515 Repealed, 1984.
Catchline at repeal: Refunding bonds.
History: Repealed 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 34, effective July 13, 1984. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 60, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.520

117.520 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Purgation for primary election in cities of first class by house to
house canvass.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1496-
12.

KRS 117.525

117.525 Repealed, 1984.
Catchline at repeal: Additional and alternate character of provisions as to acquisition of
voting machines.
History: Repealed 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 34, effective July 13, 1984. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 61, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 117.530

117.530 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Purgation for regular election in cities of first class by house to
house canvass.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Amended
1948 ch. 153, sec. 1, effective June 17, 1948. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208,
sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486b-50.

KRS 117.540

117.540 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Purgation for primary or regular election in cities of first class on
application of citizen or party committee.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. secs. 1486b-
50, 1496-12.

KRS 117.541

117.541 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Precinct purgation and registration supplies, outside cities of first
class.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Created
1946 Ky. Acts ch. 147, sec. 1.

KRS 117.542

117.542 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Purgation recommendation by precinct judges at primary election,
outside cities of first class.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Created
1946 Ky. Acts ch. 147, sec. 3.

KRS 117.543

117.543 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Assistants to precinct judges, in purgation and registration.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Created
1946 Ky. Acts ch. 147, sec. 4.

KRS 117.544

117.544 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Purgation by county board, outside cities of first class; notice and
hearing.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Created
1946 Ky. Acts ch. 147, sec. 5.

KRS 117.545

117.545 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Appeal from purgation under KRS 117.544.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Created
1946 Ky. Acts ch. 147, sec. 6.

KRS 117.550

117.550 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: No purging to be done later than eight days before election.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1496-
15.

KRS 117.560

117.560 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Appeals from decisions of purgation officers or boards.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. secs. 1486b-
51, 1486bb-13, 1486bb-14, 1496-15.

KRS 117.570

117.570 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Suspended lists.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1496-
16.

KRS 117.580

117.580 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Record of canceled registrations.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. secs. 1486b-
49, 1486bb-16.

KRS 117.590

117.590 Repealed, 1952.
Catchline at repeal: Fees of county clerk in connection with purgation.
History: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1486bb-
22.

KRS 117.600

117.600 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Definitions
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, secs. 15 and 32, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.605

117.605 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Qualification of voters in regular and special elections --
Registration required.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1972 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 5, sec. 1, effective June 27, 1972. --.
Amended 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 320, sec. 1, effective June 16, 1972.-- Created 1952 Ky.
Acts ch. 134, sec. 1, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.610

117.610 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Residence requirement -- How determined.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 2, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.615

117.615 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Persons permitted to register.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1972 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 5, sec. 2, effective June 27, 1972. --
Amended 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 320, sec. 2, effective June 16, 1972. -- Amended 1964
Ky. Acts ch. 142, sec. 1, effective June 18, 1964. -- Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134,
sec. 3, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.620

117.620 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Time and place of registration -- When books to be closed --
Changing party affiliation without appearing in person.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1972 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 5, sec. 3, effective June 27, 1972. --
Amended 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 320, sec. 3, effective June 16, 1972. -- Amended 1964
Ky. Acts ch. 142, sec. 2, effective June 18, 1964. -- Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134,
sec. 4, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.625

117.625 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Registrant to appear in person -- Challenge.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 5, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.630

117.630 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Forms for registration.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1954 Ky. Acts ch. 218, sec. 2, effective June 17, 1954. -- Created 1952 Ky.
Acts ch. 134, sec. 6, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.635

117.635 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Forms to be made out and signed -- Preservation -- Lists of voters.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 7, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.640

117.640 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Replacement of lost or destroyed forms -- Re-registration.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1970 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 2, effective June 18, 1970. -- Created 1952 Ky.
Acts ch. 134, sec. 8, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.645

117.645 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Transferring registration.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 9, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.650

117.650 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Register and list of voters to be delivered to election clerk.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 10, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.655

117.655 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Application of KRS 117.745 to counties -- Clerk to mark
registration record -- Officers my refuse to issue ballot.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 11, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.660

117.660 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Right to inspect and obtain copies of registration books.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 12, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.665

117.665 Repealed, 1973.
Catchline at repeal: Fees allowed county clerk.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, secs. 69 and 70, effective December 1, 1972.
-- Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 13, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.670

117.670 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Powers and liabilities of deputy county clerk.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 14, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.675

117.675 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Board of registration commissioners -- Powers -- Qualifications --
Compensation.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 16, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.680

117.680 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Appointment of board members -- Term.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 17, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.685

117.685 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Removals -- Vacancies -- Incompatible offices.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
History through 1968: Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 18, effective June 19,
1952.

KRS 117.690

117.690 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Bond of board members.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 19, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.695

117.695 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Registrar and assistant, appointment, duties, salary -- Employes.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 20, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.700

117.700 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Oath may be administered by board and employes.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 21, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.705

117.705 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Appropriations for support of board -- Business records -- Fiscal
year.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1954 Ky. Acts ch. 165, sec. 1, effective June 17, 1954 -- Created 1952 Ky.
Acts ch. 134, sec. 22, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.710

117.710 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Supplies -- Purchase of -- Officers not to be interested in contracts -
- No future charge to be created.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 23, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.715

117.715 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Offices of board -- Office hours -- Registration supplies.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 24, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.720

117.720 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Method of registration.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 25, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.725

117.725 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Copies of registration records -- Preservation and disposition --
Loss or destruction.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1966 Ky. Acts ch. 255, sec. 119, effective June 16, 1966. -- Created 1952
Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 26, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.730

117.730 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Transfer of registration on change of precinct boundaries.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 27, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.735

117.735 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: New registration required when name changed -- Transfer of
registration on change of residence -- Utility companies to report change of address
of customers.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1970 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective June 18, 1970. -- Created 1952 Ky.
Acts ch. 134, sec. 28, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.740

117.740 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Precinct registers to be delivered to election clerks.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 29, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.745

117.745 Repealed, 1973.
Catchline at repeal: Comparative signature books -- Comparison of voter's signature
with registration record -- Voting record.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, secs. 69 and 70, effective December 1, 1972.
-- Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 30, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.750

117.750 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Right to inspect and obtain copies of registration records.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 31, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.755

117.755 Repealed, 1966.
Catchline at repeal: State Board of Elections; membership, oath.
History: Repealed 1966 Ky. Acts ch. 255, sec. 283, effective June 16, 1966. -- Created
1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 33, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.760

117.760 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: General duties of state board.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 34, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.761

117.761 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Printing of forms by state board.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1954 Ky. Acts ch. 218, sec. 1, effective June 17, 1954.

KRS 117.765

117.765 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Compensation of members of state board -- Supplies.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1968 Ky. Acts ch. 152, sec. 91. -- Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 35,
effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.770

117.770 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Clerk of state board -- Filling and disposing of complaints.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 36, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.775

117.775 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Suits against state board -- Appeals from its decisions.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 37, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.780

117.780 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: County boards of registration and purgation -- Appointment --
Qualifications -- Removals -- Vacancies -- Proceeding to compel appointment of
county board.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 38, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.785

117.785 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Certificate of appointment of county board members -- Officers.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 39, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.790

117.790 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: General duties of county boards.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 40, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.795

117.795 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Compensation of county boards -- Time and place of meetings.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1968 Ky. Acts ch. 152, sec. 92, effective June 13, 1968. -- Amended 1966
Ky. Acts ch. 151, sec. 1, effective June 16, 1966. -- Amended 1964 Ky. Acts ch. 42,
sec. 1, effective June 18, 1964. -- Amended 1956 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 5,
sec. 3, effective March 12, 1956. -- Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 41, effective
June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.800

117.800 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Sessions of boards on election days -- Appeals on election day.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1964 Ky. Acts ch. 42, sec. 2, effective June 18, 1964. -- Created 1952 Ky.
Acts ch. 134, sec. 42, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.803

117.803 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Report of number of voters and precincts by board to secretary of
state -- Compensation -- County clerk's duties.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1966 Ky. Acts ch. 80, secs. 1 and 2, effective June 16, 1966.

KRS 117.805

117.805 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Employes, supplies, payment.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 43, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.810

117.810 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Purgation by county boards.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1966 Ky. Acts ch. 239, sec. 125, effective June 16, 1966. -- Amended
1960 Ky. Acts ch. 59, sec. 1, effective June 16, 1960. -- Created 1952 Ky. Acts
ch. 134, sec. 44, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.812

117.812 Repealed, 1964.
Catchline at repeal: Notice to voters before primary for state-wide officers of necessity
of transferring registration record upon moving to another precinct.
History: Repealed 1964 Ky. Acts ch. 47, sec. 1, effective June 18, 1964. -- Created
1960 Ky. Acts ch. 185, secs. 1, 2, and 3, effective June 16, 1960.

KRS 117.815

117.815 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Purgation by board of registration commissioners in cities of first
class on grounds of death, disqualification, marriage or failure to vote.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 45, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.820

117.820 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Purgation for primary election in cities of first class by house-to-
house canvass.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 46, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.825

117.825 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Purgation for regular election in cities of the first class by house-to-
house canvass.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 47, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.830

117.830 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Purgation for primary or regular election in cities of the first class
on application of citizen or party committee.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 48, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.835

117.835 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Precinct purgation outside cities of first class.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 49, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.840

117.840 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Purgation recommendation by precinct judges at primary election,
outside cities of first class.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 50, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.845

117.845 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Assistants to precinct judges in purgation.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 51, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.850

117.850 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Purgation by county board, outside cities of first class -- Notice and
hearing.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 52, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.855

117.855 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Written notices.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 53, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.860

117.860 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: No purging to be done later than twenty days before election.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 54, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.865

117.865 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Appeals from decisions of purgation officers or boards.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 55, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.870

117.870 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Suspended lists.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 56, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.875

117.875 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Record of canceled registrations.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 57, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.880

117.880 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Grand jury investigation.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 58, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.885

117.885 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Fees of county clerk in connection with purgation.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 59, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.890

117.890 Repealed, 1966.
Catchline at repeal: Old boards continued until successors appointed.
History: Repealed 1966 Ky. Acts ch. 255, sec. 283, effective June 16, 1966. -- Created
1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 60, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.895

117.895 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Validity of registration under prior law.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 61, effective June 19, 1952.

KRS 117.900

117.900 Election essay and slogan contests -- Private sponsorship.
(1) The Secretary of State shall implement an annual statewide essay contest for
students in grades nine (9) through twelve (12) and an annual statewide slogan
contest, each to be relative to an elections-related topic to be chosen by the
Secretary of State each year. The Secretary of State shall publicize the contests,
present awards or certificates to the essay winner in each grade level and to the
slogan contest winner in a public ceremony, and provide appropriate publicity for
the winning entries.
(2) The Secretary of State shall solicit sponsorship for the essay and slogan contests so
that, in addition to awards or certificates, winners shall receive a monetary award, as
funds are available from sponsors.
Effective: June 20, 2005
History: Amended 2005 Ky. Acts ch. 71, sec. 6, effective June 20, 2005. -- Created
1988 Ky. Acts ch. 42, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1988.

KRS 117.990

117.990 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Penalties
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 62.
History for former KRS 117.990: Repealed 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 63, effective
June 19, 1952. -- Amended 1946 Ky. Acts ch. 91, sec. 4. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts
ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. secs. 1486b-56, 1496-18.
Catchline at repeal: Penalties.

KRS 117.995

117.995 Penalties.
(1) Any person appointed to serve as an election officer but who shall knowingly and
willfully fail to serve and who is not excused by the county board of elections for
the reasons specified in this chapter shall be guilty of a violation and shall be
ineligible to serve as an election officer for a period of five (5) years.
(2) Any county clerk or member of the county board of elections who knowingly and
willfully violates any of the provisions of this chapter, including furnishing
applications for absentee ballots to persons other than those specified by the
provisions of this chapter and failure to type the name of the voter on the
application form as required by the provisions of this chapter, shall be guilty of a
Class D felony.
(3) Any officer who willfully fails to prepare or furnish ballot labels or absentee ballots
or fails to allow a qualified voter to cast his or her vote on the machine as required
of the voter by this chapter shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(4) Any election officer who knowingly and willfully violates any of the provisions of
this chapter, including failure to enforce the prohibition against electioneering
established by KRS 117.235, shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for the first
offense and a Class D felony for each subsequent offense.
(5) Any person who signs a name other than his or her own on an application for an
absentee ballot or on the verification form for the ballot or on an emergency
absentee ballot affidavit, or any person who votes an absentee ballot other than the
one issued in his or her name, or any person who applies for the ballot for the use of
anyone other than himself or herself or the person designated by the provisions of
this chapter, or any person who makes a false statement on an application for an
absentee ballot or on an emergency absentee ballot affidavit shall be guilty of a
Class D felony.
(6) Any person who violates any provision of KRS 117.235 or 117.236 related to
prohibited activities during absentee voting or on election day, after he or she has
been duly notified of the provisions by any precinct election officer, county clerk,
deputy county clerk, or other law enforcement official, shall, for each offense, be
guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(7) Any person who knowingly and willfully prepares or assists in the preparation of an
inaccurate or incomplete voter assistance form or fails to complete a voter
assistance form when required shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for the first
offense and a Class D felony for each subsequent offense; however, if a voter has
been permanently certified as requiring voting assistance, there shall be no offense
for the failure of the voter to complete the form.
(8) The members of a county board of elections that fails to provide the training to
precinct election officers required by KRS 117.187(2) shall be subject to removal
by the State Board of Elections.
Effective: July 15, 2008
History: Amended 2008 Ky. Acts ch. 79, sec. 7, effective July 15, 2008. -- Amended
1994 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 19, effective July 15, 1994. -- Amended 1992 Ky. Acts
ch. 65, sec. 4, effective March 19, 1992. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 34,
effective July 13, 1990; and ch. 476, Part V, sec. 303, effective July 13, 1990. --
Amended 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 34, effective July 15, 1988. -- Amended 1986
Ky. Acts ch. 287, sec. 11, effective July 15, 1986. -- Amended 1978 Ky. Acts ch. 71,
sec. 4, effective July 17, 1978; and ch. 224, sec. 2, effective June 17, 1978. --
Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 62, effective June 21, 1974.
Legislative Research Commission Note (7/13/90). The Act amending this section
prevails over the repeal and reenactment in House Bill 940, Acts ch. 476, pursuant to
Section 653(1) of Acts ch. 476.

KRS 118.010

118.010 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: "Election" defined -- Application of chapter.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
sec. 1437.

KRS 118.015

118.015 Definitions.
As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
(1) A "political party" is an affiliation or organization of electors representing a
political policy and having a constituted authority for its government and regulation,
and whose candidate received at least twenty percent (20%) of the total vote cast at
the last preceding election at which presidential electors were voted for;
(2) The word "election" used in reference to a state, district, county, or city election,
includes the decisions of questions submitted to the qualified voters as well as the
choice of officers by them;
(3) A "ballot" or "official ballot" means the voting machine ballot label, ballot cards,
paper ballots, an absentee ballot, or a supplemental paper ballot which has been
authorized for the use of the voters in any primary, general, or special election by
the Secretary of State or the county clerk;
(4) "Ballot label" means the cards, papers, booklet, pages, or other material on which
appear the names of candidates and the questions to be voted on by means of ballot
cards or voting machines;
(5) "Ballot card" means a tabulating card on which votes may be recorded by a voter by
use of a voting punch device or by marking with a pen or special marking device;
(6) "Voting machine" or "machine" shall include lever machines and, as far as
applicable, any electronic or electromechanical unit and supplies utilized or relied
upon by a voter in casting and recording his votes in an election;
(7) The word "resident" used in reference to a candidate in a state, district, county, or
city election shall mean actual resident, without regard to the residence of the
spouse of the candidate;
(8) "Political organization" means a political group not constituting a political party
within the meaning of subsection (1) of this section but whose candidate received
two percent (2%) or more of the vote of the state at the last preceding election for
presidential electors; and
(9) "Political group" means a political group not constituting a political party or a
political organization within the meaning of subsections (1) and (8) of this section.
Effective: July 15, 2002
History: Amended 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 63, sec. 9, effective July 15, 2002. -- Amended
1998 Ky. Acts ch. 2, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1998. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts
ch. 48, sec. 35, effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 295, sec. 2,
effective July 15, 1982; and ch. 360, sec. 41, effective July 15, 1982; and ch. 402,
sec. 6, effective January 1, 1984. -- Amended 1978 Ky. Acts ch. 384, sec. 252,
effective June 17, 1978. -- Amended 1976 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 1, sec. 1,
effective March 19, 1977. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 97, effective June
21, 1974.

KRS 118.020

118.020 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Voting to be by secret ballot.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
sec. 1446.

KRS 118.025

118.025 Voting to be by secret ballot on voting machines -- General laws applicable
-- Time for holding elections.
(1) Except as otherwise provided by law, voting in all elections shall be by secret ballot
on voting machines.
(2) The general laws applying to regular, special, and primary elections shall apply to
elections conducted with the use of voting machines, and all provisions of the
general laws applying to the custody of ballot boxes shall apply, as far as applicable,
to the custody of the voting machine.
(3) Primary elections for the nomination of candidates or slates of candidates to be
voted for at the next regular election shall be held on the first Tuesday after the third
Monday in May of each year.
(4) The election of all officers of all governmental units shall be held on the first
Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
(5) If the law authorizes the calling of a special election on a day other than the day of
the regular election in November, the election shall be held on a Tuesday.
(6) If the law requires that a special election be held within a period of time during
which the voting machines must be locked as required by KRS 117.295, the special
election shall be held on the fourth Tuesday following the expiration of the period
during which the voting machines are locked.
Effective: July 15, 2008
History: Amended 2008 Ky. Acts ch. 129, sec. 6, effective July 15, 2008. -- Amended
2002 Ky. Acts ch. 262, sec. 1, effective July 15, 2002. -- Amended 2000 Ky. Acts
ch. 261, sec. 2, effective July 14, 2000. -- Amended 1996 Ky. Acts ch. 195, sec. 13,
effective July 15, 1996. -- Amended 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 20, effective July
15, 1994. – Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 288, sec. 38, effective July 14, 1992; and
ch. 296, sec. 7, effective July 14, 1992. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 431, sec. 1,
effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 29, sec. 12, effective July 15,
1986. -- Amended 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 44, sec. 6, effective March 2, 1984. -- Amended
1982 Ky. Acts ch. 402, sec. 3, effective January 1, 1984. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts
ch. 130, sec. 98, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.030

118.030 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Time of holding regular elections.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
sec. 1520.

KRS 118.035

118.035 Hours polls to be open -- Employees to be allowed time off to vote, to apply
for or execute absentee ballot, and to serve or train to be election officer.
(1) The polls shall be opened on the day of a primary, special election, or regular
election at 6 a.m., prevailing time, and shall remain open until each voter who is
waiting in line at the polls at 6 p.m., prevailing time, has voted. At 6 p.m.,
prevailing time, if voters are waiting at the polls to vote, the precinct election sheriff
shall announce that a voter wishing to vote must immediately get in line. When all
voters waiting at the polls at that time are in line, the precinct election sheriff shall
then determine which voter is the last in line, and that voter shall be the last voter
permitted to vote. The precinct election sheriff shall wait in line with the last voter
who shall be permitted to vote until that voter has voted and shall inform a voter
who subsequently arrives at the polls that no one shall be permitted to vote after the
last voter in line at 6 p.m., prevailing time. After the last voter waiting in line at 6
p.m., prevailing time, has voted, the polls shall then be closed.
(2) As provided in Section 148 of the Constitution of Kentucky, any person entitled to a
vote at any election in this state shall, if he has made application for leave prior to
the day he appears before the county clerk to request an application for or to execute
an absentee ballot, be entitled to absent himself from any services or employment in
which he is then engaged or employed for a reasonable time, but not less than four
(4) hours on the day he appears before the clerk to request an application for or to
execute an absentee ballot, during normal business hours of the office of the clerk
or to cast his ballot on the day of the election between the time of opening and
closing the polls. The employer may specify the hours during which an employee
may absent himself.
(3) No person shall be penalized for taking a reasonable time off to vote, unless, under
circumstances which did not prohibit him from voting, he fails to vote. Any
qualified voter who exercises his right to voting leave under this section but fails to
cast his vote, under circumstances which did not prohibit him from voting, may be
subject to disciplinary action.
(4) Any person selected to serve as an election officer shall be entitled to absent himself
from any services or employment in which he is then engaged or employed for a
period of an entire day to attend training or to serve as an election officer. The
person shall not, because of so absenting himself, be liable to any penalty. The
employer may specify the hours during which the employee may absent himself. No
person shall refuse an employee the privilege hereby conferred, or discharge or
threaten to discharge an employee or subject an employee to a penalty, because of
the exercise of the privilege.
Effective: July 15, 2008
History: Amended 2008 Ky. Acts ch. 129, sec. 7, effective July 15, 2008. -- Amended
1998 Ky. Acts ch. 4, sec. 1, effective February 17, 1998. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts
ch. 26, sec. 1, effective July 13, 1990; and ch. 48, sec. 36, effective July 13, 1990. --
Amended 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 35, effective July 15, 1988. -- Amended 1986
Ky. Acts ch. 287, sec. 12, effective July 15, 1986. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130,
sec. 99, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.040

118.040 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Hours polls to be open.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1964 Ky. Acts ch. 53, sec. 1, effective June 18, 1964. -- Amended 1952
Ky. Acts ch. 107, sec. 1, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts
ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1469.

KRS 118.045

118.045 Display of American flag at voting location.
(1) Every voting location on the day upon which any election is held shall, during
voting hours, display an American flag of dimensions of reasonable size, which
shall be firmly attached to the main entrance of the voting location so that it will be
readily visible to the general public.
(2) A precinct sheriff shall attach the American flag to the main entrance of the voting
location upon the opening of the polls on the election day and shall remove the
same upon the closing of the polls.
(3) The fiscal court of every county shall purchase out of its general fund sufficient
American flags for every voting location in that county. All American flags
purchased by the fiscal court shall be manufactured in the United States.
Effective: June 25, 2009
History: Amended 2009 Ky. Acts ch. 4, sec. 3, effective June 25, 2009. -- Amended
2002 Ky. Acts ch. 63, sec. 10, effective July 15, 2002. -- Amended 2000 Ky. Acts
ch. 508, sec. 1, effective July 14, 2000. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 37,
effective July 13, 1990. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 77, sec. 1, effective June 21,
1974.

KRS 118.050

118.050 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Voting places.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1966 Ky. Acts ch. 239, sec. 126, effective June 16, 1966. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. secs. 1443,
1444.

KRS 118.060

118.060 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Voting rooms and booths.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
sec. 1467.

KRS 118.070

118.070 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Persons entitled to have name placed on ballot for regular election.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1964 Ky. Acts ch. 83, sec. 2, effective June 18, 1964. -- Amended 1942
Ky. Acts ch. 174, sec. 1. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective
October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. secs. 1453, 1550-1c, 1550-1d, 1550-1e, 1550-1f,
1550-4, 1550-5, 1550-9, 1550-33.

KRS 118.080

118.080 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Nomination for regular election by petition.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1964 Ky. Acts ch. 83, sec. 3, effective June 18, 1964. -- Recodified 1942
Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. secs. 1453, 1454.

KRS 118.090

118.090 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Nomination by minor political parties, and by major political
parties for certain offices.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective June 16, 1972. -- Amended
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 174, sec. 2. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective
October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. secs. 1453, 1550-1f.

KRS 118.100

118.100 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Effect of conflicting certificates and petitions of nomination.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
sec. 1454.

KRS 118.105

118.105 Nominations by political parties -- Vacancy in candidacy -- Replacement
candidates.
(1) Except as provided in subsections (3) and (4) of this section and in KRS 118.115,
every political party shall nominate all of its candidates for elective offices to be
voted for at any regular election at a primary election held as provided in this
chapter, and the governing authority of any political party shall have no power to
nominate any candidate for any elective office or to provide any method of
nominating candidates for any elective office other than by primary elections as
provided in this chapter.
(2) Any political organization not constituting a political party as defined in KRS
118.015 may make its nominations as provided in KRS 118.325.
(3) If a vacancy occurs in the nomination of an unopposed candidate or in a nomination
made by the primary before the certification of candidates for the regular election
made under KRS 118.215, because of death, disqualification to hold the office
sought, or severe disabling condition which arose after the nomination, the
governing authority of the party may provide for filling the vacancy, but only
following certification to the governing authority, by the Secretary of State, that a
vacancy exists for a reason specified in this subsection. When such a nomination
has been made, the certificate of nomination shall be signed by the chairman and
secretary of the governing authority of the party making it, and shall be filed in the
same manner as certificates of nomination at a primary election.
(4) If a vacancy occurs in the nomination of an unopposed candidate or in a nomination
made by the primary before the certification of candidates for the regular election,
and if that party's nominee was the only political party candidate for the office
sought, the governing authority of each party may nominate a candidate for the
regular election, provided that no person has sought that party's nomination by filing
a notification and declaration.
(5) If a vacancy occurs in the nomination of a candidate under the conditions of
subsection (3) or (4) of this section prior to September 15 preceding the day of the
regular election, certificates of nomination for replacement candidates shall be filed
in the same manner as provided in subsections (3) and (4) not later than 4 p.m. ten
(10) days after the vacancy occurs, excluding weekends and legal holidays. If a
vacancy occurs in the nomination of a candidate under the conditions of subsection
(3) or (4) of this section on or after September 15 preceding the date of the regular
election, certificates of nomination for replacement candidates shall be filed in the
same manner as provided in subsections (3) and (4) not later than 4 p.m. five (5)
days after the vacancy occurs, excluding weekends and legal holidays.
(6) If a vacancy in candidacy described in subsection (5) of this section occurs later
than the second Thursday preceding the date of the regular election, no certificates
of nomination shall be filed and any candidate whose name does not appear on the
ballot may seek election by write-in voting pursuant to KRS 117.265.
(7) This section does not apply to candidates for members of boards of education, or
presidential electors, nor to candidates participating in nonpartisan elections.
Effective: June 26, 2007
History: Amended 2007 Ky. Acts ch. 46, sec. 1, effective June 26, 2007. -- Amended
2005 Ky. Acts ch. 71, sec. 7, effective June 20, 2005. -- Amended 1998 Ky. Acts
ch. 2, sec. 2, effective July 15, 1998. -- Amended 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 482, sec. 1,
effective April 13, 1994. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 49, sec. 1, effective March
12, 1990. -- Amended 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 17, sec. 8, effective July 15, 1988. --
Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 18, effective July 15, 1982. -- Amended 1978
Ky. Acts ch. 384, sec. 25, effective June 17, 1978. -- Amended 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 54,
sec. 23, effective January 1, 1978. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 100,
effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.110

118.110 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Candidate who is defeated or who violates corrupt practice law in
primary cannot have name on regular election ballot -- Exception as to defeat of
judicial candidates.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
secs. 1550-5a, 1550-5b.

KRS 118.115

118.115 Nominations for unexpired terms.
Except as provided in subsection (2)(b) of KRS 83A.045 governing vacancies in
candidacy, candidates for unexpired terms to be filled at a regular election shall be
nominated at the primary next preceding the regular election, if the vacancy occurred not
less than one hundred thirty-four (134) days before the primary. If the vacancy occurred
less than one hundred thirty-four (134) days before the primary, the nomination shall be
made in a manner determined by the governing authority of the political party concerned.
In the preparation of ballots, candidates for full terms shall be grouped together, and
candidates for unexpired terms shall be grouped together, under appropriate headings, so
that the voter may easily distinguish the candidates for full terms from the candidates for
unexpired terms.
Effective: July 13, 1990
History: Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 38, effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended
1988 Ky. Acts ch. 17, sec. 9, effective July 15, 1988. -- Amended 1984 Ky. Acts
ch. 185, sec. 9, effective July 13, 1984. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 101,
effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.120

118.120 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Where and by whom certificates and petitions of nomination to be
filed.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
secs. 1453, 1482.

KRS 118.125

118.125 Procedure and form for candidate to get name on primary ballot -- Form
in which name may appear on ballot.
(1) Except as provided in KRS 118.155, any person who is qualified under the
provisions of KRS 116.055 to vote in any primary for the candidates for nomination
by the party at whose hands he or she seeks the nomination, shall have his or her
name printed on the official ballot of his or her party for an office to which he is
eligible in that primary, upon filing, with the Secretary of State or county clerk, as
appropriate, at the proper time, a notification and declaration.
(2) The notification and declaration shall be in the form prescribed by the State Board
of Elections. It shall be signed by the candidate and by not less than two (2)
registered voters of the same party from the district or jurisdiction from which the
candidate seeks nomination. Signatures for nomination papers shall not be affixed
on the document to be filed prior to the first Wednesday after the first Monday in
November of the year preceding the year in which the office will appear on the
ballot.
(a) The notification and declaration for a candidate for an office other than
Governor or Lieutenant Governor shall include the following oath:
"For the purpose of having my name placed on the official primary
election ballot as a candidate for nomination by the ------ Party, I, ------ (name
in full as desired on the ballot as provided in KRS 118.129), do solemnly
swear that my residence address is ----- (street, route, highway, city if
applicable, county, state, and zip code), that my mailing address, if different,
is ----- (post office address), and that I am a registered ------ (party) voter in ---
--- precinct; that I believe in the principles of the ------ Party, and intend to
support its principles and policies; that I meet all the statutory and
constitutional qualifications for the office which I am seeking; that if
nominated as a candidate of such party at the ensuing election I will accept the
nomination and not withdraw for reasons other than those stated in KRS
118.105(3); that I will not knowingly violate any election law or any law
relating to corrupt and fraudulent practice in campaigns or elections in this
state, and if finally elected I will qualify for the office."
The declaration shall be subscribed and sworn to before an officer authorized
to administer an oath by the candidate and by the two (2) voters making the
declaration and signing the candidate's petition for office.
(b) The notification and declaration for a slate of candidates for Governor and
Lieutenant Governor shall include the following oath:
"For the purpose of having our names placed on the official primary
election ballot as a slate of candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor
for nomination by the ------ Party, I, ------, (name of candidate for Governor in
full as desired on the ballot as provided in KRS 118.129), do solemnly swear
that my residence address is ----- (street, route, highway, city if applicable,
county, state, and zip code), that my mailing address, if different, is ----- (post
office address), and that I am a registered ------ (party) voter in ------ precinct;
and I, ------, (name of candidate for Lieutenant Governor in full as desired on
the ballot as provided in KRS 118.129), do solemnly swear that my residence
address is ----- (street, route, highway, city if applicable, county, state, and zip
code), that my mailing address, if different, is ----- (post office address), and
that I am a registered ------ (party) voter in ------ precinct; that we believe in
the principles of the ------ Party, and intend to support its principles and
policies; that we meet all the statutory and constitutional qualifications for the
offices which we are seeking; that we will accept the nomination and not
withdraw for reasons other than those stated in KRS 118.105(3); that we will
not knowingly violate any election law or any law relating to corrupt or
fraudulent practice in campaigns or elections in this state, and if finally elected
we will qualify for our offices."
The declaration shall be subscribed and sworn to before an officer authorized
to administer an oath by the candidate and by the two (2) voters making the
declaration and signing the petition for office.
(3) When the notice and declaration has been filed with the Secretary of State or county
clerk, as appropriate, and certified according to KRS 118.165, the Secretary of State
or county clerk, as appropriate, shall have the candidate's name printed on the ballot
according to the provisions of this chapter, except as provided in KRS 118.185.
(4) Titles, ranks, or spurious phrases shall not be accepted on the filing papers and shall
not be printed on the ballots as part of the candidate's name; however, nicknames,
initials, and contractions of given names may be acceptable as the candidate's name.
Effective: July 15, 2008
History: Amended 2008 Ky. Acts ch. 79, sec. 10, effective July 15, 2008. -- Amended
2000 Ky. Acts ch. 275, sec. 1, effective July 14, 2000. -- Amended 1998 Ky. Acts
ch. 201, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1998. -- Amended 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 458, sec. 18,
effective July 15, 1994. -- Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 186, sec. 1, effective
November 5, 1992. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 39, effective July 13,
1990. -- Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 470, sec. 23, effective July 15, 1986. --
Amended 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 317, sec. 1, effective July 13, 1984. -- Amended 1982
Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 19, effective July 15, 1982. -- Amended 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 7,
sec. 1, effective June 19, 1976; and ch. 54, sec. 24, effective March 10, 1976. --
Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 102, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.127

118.127 Slate of candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
A slate of candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor filing a notification and
declaration pursuant to KRS 118.125 shall list on the notification and declaration the
names of the candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor who shall jointly appear
on the ballot. The slate of candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall be
nominated jointly by the casting by each voter of a single vote applicable to both offices.
No candidate for Governor or Lieutenant Governor shall appear individually on the ballot
for the nomination he is seeking.
Effective: July 15, 1994
History: Amended 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 458, sec. 19, effective July 15, 1994. – Created
1992 Ky. Acts ch. 288, sec. 14, effective July 14, 1992.

KRS 118.129

118.129 Spelling and form of candidate's name on ballot.
(1) The Secretary of State or the county clerk, as appropriate, shall certify the exact
spelling and form of the name of the candidate to be printed on all ballots in
accordance with the requirements listed in this section.
(2) A candidate's nickname which is found to be, in the discretion of the Secretary of
State or the county clerk, as appropriate, a title, rank, degree, job description, or
spurious phrase shall be placed on the ballot only if it is the candidate's bona fide
nickname, generally used by acquaintances of the candidate in the county of
residence to refer to the candidate, and if the nickname is acknowledged, by
affidavit, under oath, by five (5) residents of the county in which the candidate
resides, to be a bona fide nickname. The candidate shall also acknowledge, by
affidavit under oath, that this is his bona fide nickname and is not being used to gain
an advantage on the ballot.
(3) A nickname shall always appear set off in quotation marks and immediately before
the last name. Periods shall follow all abbreviations or initials. Additional qualifiers
following the last name, such as "Jr" or "III" shall not be separated from the last
name by a comma and shall be followed by a period.
(4) The candidate's name shall always appear in the following form: first or given name
or initial; middle name or names or initials, if desired by the candidate; nickname if
desired by the candidate; and last or surname in full. All names shall be in
substantially the following form: John Lincoln "Jack" Doe; or J. Lincoln "Jack"
Doe; or J. L. "Jack" Doe Jr.; or any of the above combinations without the
intervening nickname.
(5) The total number of spaces, inclusive of letters, spaces, and punctuation, which may
be utilized on the ballot for a candidate's name and, if any, nickname, shall be
twenty-five (25). Notwithstanding the listing of the candidate's name on the filing
papers, spaces, periods, quotation marks, and commas necessary for proper
punctuation shall be added by the Secretary of State or the county clerk, as
appropriate. No candidate's name shall exceed twenty-five (25) spaces. The
Secretary of State or the county clerk, as appropriate, shall determine the correct
listing for any candidate whose name exceeds twenty-five (25) spaces to conform to
this requirement.
Effective: November 5, 1992
History: Created 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 186, sec. 2, effective November 5, 1992.

KRS 118.130

118.130 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: When certificates and petitions of nominations to be filed.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1964 Ky. Acts ch. 142, sec. 3, effective June 18, 1964. -- Amended 1946
Ky. Acts ch. 242, sec. 26, effective March 23, 1946. -- Amended 1942 Ky. Acts
ch. 174, sec. 3. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1,
1942, from Ky. Stat. secs. 1456, 1482; 1520a-15.

KRS 118.135

118.135 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Vacancy before primary, independent to file when.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1964 Ky. Acts ch. 142, sec. 8, effective June 18, 1964.

KRS 118.136

118.136 "Dummy" candidates prohibited.
No person shall file a notification and declaration to become a candidate in a primary
election as a pretended, fictitious or "dummy" candidate for the purpose of influencing or
controlling the selection of challengers or inspectors or officers of election, nor shall any
person solicit, persuade, urge, influence or induce another person to file a notification and
declaration with the intention that such person become a pretended, fictitious or "dummy"
candidate for the purpose of influencing or controlling the selection of challengers or
inspectors or officers of election.
Effective: June 21, 1974
History: Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 103, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.140

118.140 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Time certificates and petitions to be preserved.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
sec. 1455.

KRS 118.145

118.145 Repealed, 1976.
Catchline at repeal: Nomination of candidates for judicial officers.
History: Repealed 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 54, sec. 30, effective March 10, 1976. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 104, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.150

118.150 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Secretary of state to certify names of candidates to county clerks.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 174, sec. 4. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1,
effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. secs. 1457, 1550-34.

KRS 118.155

118.155 Nomination of candidates serving in Armed Forces.
(1) The provisions of KRS 118.125 shall not apply to any eligible person serving in the
Armed Forces of the United States while this country is at war. The name of such
person shall be printed on the official ballot of his party for an office for which he is
eligible in any primary election when an application has been filed on his behalf by
two (2) reputable electors of the party at whose hands he seeks the nomination.
(2) Such application shall be accompanied by a statement signed by the proposed
candidate authorizing the action of the electors.
(3) The application and the candidate's statement, herein mentioned, shall be filed in
good faith and with the proper officer at the proper time, as provided for other
candidates in primary elections.
(4) The form of such application shall be similar to that of the affidavits required of
electors in behalf of other candidates as provided in KRS 118.125.
(5) Before such a successful candidate is given a certificate of nomination, he shall file
with the county clerk of the county in which he resides a statement that during the
campaign for the nomination he did not, and while a candidate for the office will
not, knowingly violate any election law or any law relating to corrupt and fraudulent
practice in campaigns or elections in this state, and if elected will qualify for the
office.
Effective: March 10, 1976
History: Amended 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 54, sec. 25, effective March 10, 1976. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 105, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.160

118.160 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Withdrawal of nomination.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
sec. 1458.

KRS 118.165

118.165 Filing of nomination papers -- Certification.
(1) Except as provided in KRS Chapters 116 to 121, candidates for offices to be voted
for by the electors of one (1) county or of a district less than one (1) county, except
members of Congress and members of the General Assembly, shall file their
nomination papers with the county clerk of the county not earlier than the first
Wednesday after the first Monday in November of the year preceding the year the
office will appear on the ballot and not later than the last Tuesday in January
preceding the day fixed by law for holding the primary election. Candidates for
offices to be voted for by the electors of more than one (1) county, and for members
of Congress and members of the General Assembly, shall file their nomination
papers with the Secretary of State not earlier than the first Wednesday after the first
Monday in November of the year preceding the year the office will appear on the
ballot and not later than the last Tuesday in January preceding the day fixed by law
for holding the primary. Signatures for nomination papers shall not be affixed on
the document to be filed prior to the first Wednesday after the first Monday in
November of the year preceding the year in which the office will appear on the
ballot. All nomination papers shall be filed no later than 4 p.m. local time at the
place of filing when filed on the last date on which the papers may be filed.
(2) The Secretary of State or the county clerk shall examine the notification and
declaration form of each candidate to determine whether it is regular on its face. If
there is an error, the proper officer shall notify the candidate by certified mail within
twenty-four (24) hours of filing.
Effective: July 15, 2008
History: Amended 2008 Ky. Acts ch. 79, sec. 11, effective July 15, 2008. -- Amended
1998 Ky. Acts ch. 2, sec. 3, effective July 15, 1998. -- Amended 1992 Ky. Acts
ch. 296, sec. 8, effective July 14, 1992. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 40,
effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 17, sec. 10, effective July 15,
1988; and ch. 238, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1988. -- Amended 1986 Ky. Acts
ch. 185, sec. 1, effective January 1, 1987. -- Amended 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 185,
sec. 10, effective July 13, 1984; and ch. 185, sec. 11, effective January 1, 1985. --
Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 20, effective July 15, 1982; and ch. 402,
sec. 4, effective January 1, 1984. -- Amended 1980 Ky. Acts ch. 114, sec. 14,
effective July 15, 1980. -- Amended 1978 Ky. Acts ch. 318, sec. 6, effective June 17,
1978. -- Amended 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 7, sec. 2, effective March 10, 1976. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 106, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.170

118.170 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Form of ballot -- Party emblems -- Method of indicating public
questions.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 169, secs. 1 and 3; and ch. 174, sec. 5. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
secs. 1459, 1460, 1461, 1462.

KRS 118.171

118.171 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Name of candidate to appear but once.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1964 Ky. Acts ch. 142, sec. 4, effective June 18, 1964.

KRS 118.173

118.173 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Judicial ballots, contents, how arranged.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1970 Ky. Acts ch. 92, sec. 24, effective June 18, 1970. -- Created 1963 (3d
Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 2, sec. 1, effective January 1, 1964.

KRS 118.175

118.175 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Arrangement of names on ballots in elections of city officers.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1962 Ky. Acts ch. 88, sec. 2, effective June 14, 1962. -- Created 1942 Ky.
Acts ch. 28, sec. 1.

KRS 118.176

118.176 Challenging good faith of candidate.
(1) A "bona fide" candidate means one who is seeking nomination in a primary or
election in a special or regular election according to law.
(2) The bona fides of any candidate seeking nomination or election in a primary or in a
special or regular election may be questioned by any qualified voter entitled to vote
for the candidate or by an opposing candidate by summary proceedings consisting
of a motion before the Circuit Court of the judicial circuit in which the candidate
whose bona fides is questioned resides. An action regarding the bona fides of any
candidate seeking nomination or election in a primary or in a special or regular
election may be commenced at any time prior to the regular election. The motion
shall be tried summarily and without delay. Proof may be heard orally, and upon
motion of either party shall be officially reported. If the Circuit Judge of the circuit
in which the proceeding is filed is disqualified or absent from the county or is
herself or himself a candidate, the proceeding may be presented to, heard and
determined by the Circuit Judge of any adjoining judicial circuit.
(3) In any action or proceeding under this section the burden of proof as to the bona
fides of a candidate shall be on the person challenging the bona fides of a candidate.
(4) If the court finds the candidate is not a bona fide candidate it shall so order, and
certify the fact to the board of elections, and the candidate's name shall be stricken
from the written designation of election officers filed with the board of elections or
the court may refuse recognition or relief in a mandatory or injunctive way. The
order of the Circuit Court shall be entered on the order book of the court and shall
be subject to a motion to set aside in the Court of Appeals. The motion shall be
heard by the Court of Appeals or a judge thereof in the manner provided for
dissolving or granting injunctions, except that the motion shall be made before the
court or judge within five (5) days after the entry of the order in the Circuit Court,
and may be heard and tried upon the original papers, and the order of the Court of
Appeals or judge thereof shall be final.
(5) No person shall approach the Circuit Judge for the purpose or view of influencing
his or her decision on the motion pending before the Circuit Judge or to be tried by
him or her.
Effective: July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 123, sec. 1, effective July 15, 2010. -- Amended
2001 Ky. Acts ch. 52, sec. 1, effective June 21, 2001. -- Amended 1984 Ky. Acts
ch. 413, sec. 2, effective April 11, 1984. -- Amended 1976 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts
ch. 14, sec. 131, effective January 2, 1978. -- Amended 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 62,
sec. 86, effective June 19 1976; and ch. 247, sec. 7, effective June 19 1976. --
Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 107, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.180

118.180 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Paper on which ballots to be printed.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1954 Ky. Acts ch. 26, sec. 6, effective June 17, 1954. -- Amended 1946
Ky. Acts ch. 242, sec. 27, effective March 23, 1946. -- Repealed in part 1942 Ky.
Acts ch. 169, sec. 1. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1,
1942, from Ky. Stat. secs. 1460, 1462.

KRS 118.185

118.185 Certification of unopposed candidate.
If it appears, after the expiration of the time for filing nomination papers, that there is
only one (1) candidate who has filed the necessary papers for a place on the ballot of any
party on whose ballot he is entitled to have his name printed, the officer with whom the
papers are filed shall immediately issue and file in his office a certificate of nomination,
and send a copy to the candidate.
Effective: June 21, 1974
History: Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 108, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.190

118.190 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: When ballots to be printed -- Number to be furnished each precinct.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
sec. 1465.

KRS 118.195

118.195 Inspection of nomination papers.
All nomination papers filed under KRS 118.165 and 118.365 shall at all times be subject
to inspection by any person.
History: Amended 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 247, sec. 13, effective June 19. 1076. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 109, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.200

118.200 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Method of filling vacancy in candidacy after ballots are printed.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
sec. 1464.

KRS 118.205

118.205 Register of candidates.
The Secretary of State and the county clerks shall each keep a book entitled "Register of
Candidates for Nomination in the Primary Election," and shall enter on different pages of
the book for the different political parties the title of office sought and name and
residence of each candidate for nomination in the primary election, the name of his
political party, and the date of receiving his nomination papers. The book shall be so kept
that the names of all candidates of the same political party shall be on the same or
successive pages and the names of candidates of no two (2) political parties shall appear
on the same page. The books shall be public records.
Effective: June 17, 1978
History: Amended 1978 Ky. Acts ch. 384, sec. 253, effective June 17, 1978. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 110, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.210

118.210 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Preparation of seals, envelopes, stencils and other election supplies
-- Delivery of ballots and supplies to precincts.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
sec. 1465.

KRS 118.212

118.212 When candidate's name not to be certified or printed on ballot -- Effect of
death or withdrawal of candidate -- Notice required at polls -- Penalty.
(1) If, before the time of certification of candidates who will appear on the ballot
provided in KRS 118.215, any candidate whose notification and declaration or
certificate or petition of nomination has been filed in the office of the Secretary of
State dies or notifies the Secretary of State in writing, signed and properly notarized
that he will not accept the nomination or election, the Secretary of State shall not
certify his name.
(2) If, after the certification of candidates who will appear on the ballot, any candidate
whose notification and declaration or certificate or petition of nomination has been
filed in the office of the county clerk dies or notifies the clerk, in the manner
described in subsection (1) of this section, that he will not accept the nomination or
election, the clerk shall ensure that notice is provided to the appropriate precincts as
provided in subsection (5) of this section.
(3) If, after the certification of candidates who will appear on the ballot, any candidate
whose notification and declaration or certificate or petition of nomination has been
filed in the office of the Secretary of State dies or notifies the Secretary of State in
the manner described in subsection (1) of this section, that he will not accept the
nomination or election, the Secretary of State shall immediately notify the
appropriate county clerk, and the clerk shall ensure that notice is provided to the
appropriate precincts as provided in subsection (5) of this section.
(4) If, after the certification of candidates who will appear on the ballot, any candidate
whose name appears on the ballot shall officially withdraw or die, neither the
precinct election officers nor the county board of elections shall tabulate or record
the votes cast for the candidate; and, if there is only one (1) remaining candidate on
the ballot for that office in a primary election, following the withdrawal or death of
the other candidate or candidates, neither the precinct election officers nor the
county board of elections shall tabulate or record the votes for the remaining
candidate, and the officer with whom the remaining candidate has filed his or her
nomination papers shall immediately issue and file in his or her office a certificate
of nomination for that remaining candidate and send a copy to the remaining
candidate.
(5) If, after the certification of candidates who will appear on the ballot, any candidate
whose name appears on the ballot shall officially withdraw or die, the county clerk
shall provide a notice to the precinct election officers who shall see that the notice is
conspicuously displayed at the polling place advising voters of the change, and that
votes for the candidate shall not be tabulated or recorded. If the county clerk learns
of the death or withdrawal at least five (5) days prior to the election and provides
the notice required by this subsection and the precinct officers fail to post the notice
at the polling place, the precinct officers shall be guilty of a violation subject to a
fine of not less than ten dollars ($10) nor more than two hundred fifty dollars
($250).
Effective: June 24, 2003
History: Amended 2003 Ky. Acts ch. 101, sec. 1, effective June 24, 2003. -- Amended
1998 Ky. Acts ch. 2, sec. 4, effective July 15, 1998. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts
ch. 48, sec. 41, effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 470, sec. 24,
effective July 15, 1986. -- Amended 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 12, effective July
13, 1984. -- Created 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 247, sec. 8, effective June 19, 1976.

KRS 118.215

118.215 Certification of candidates or slates by Secretary of State -- Order of
listing county offices -- Use of supplemental paper ballots -- Approval of State
Board of Elections -- Ballot position unalterable.
(1) After the order of the names has been determined as provided in KRS 118.225, the
Secretary of State shall certify, to the county clerks of the respective counties
entitled to participate in the nomination or election of the respective candidates, the
name, place of residence, and party of each candidate or slate of candidates for each
office, as specified in the nomination papers or certificates and petitions of
nomination filed with him, and shall designate the device with which the candidate
groups, slates of candidates, or lists of candidates of each party shall be printed, in
the order in which they are to appear on the ballot, with precedence to be given to
the party that polled the highest number of votes at the preceding election for
presidential electors, followed by the political party which received the second
highest number of votes, with the order of any other political parties and
independents to be determined by lot. Candidates for county offices and local state
offices shall be listed in the following order: Commonwealth's attorney, circuit
clerk, property valuation administrator, county judge/executive, county attorney,
county clerk, sheriff, jailer, county commissioner, coroner, justice of the peace, and
constable. The names of candidates for President and Vice President shall be
certified in lieu of certifying the names of the candidates for presidential electors.
The names shall be certified as follows:
(a) Not later than the second Monday after the filing deadline for the primary;
(b) Not later than the second Monday after the filing deadline for the general
election, except as provided in paragraph (c) of this subsection; and
(c) Not later than the Monday after the Friday following the first Tuesday in
September preceding a general election, for those years in which there is an
election for President and Vice President of the United States.
(2) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (3) of this section, all independent
candidates or slates of candidates whose nominating petitions are filed with the
county clerk or the Secretary of State shall be listed under the title and device
designated by them as provided in KRS 118.315, or if none is designated, under the
word "independent," and shall be placed on the ballot in a separate column or
columns or in a separate line or lines according to the office which they seek. The
order in which independent candidates or slates of candidates shall appear on the
ballot shall be determined by lot by the county clerk. If the same device is selected
by two (2) groups of petitioners, it shall be given to the first selecting it and the
county clerk shall permit the other group to select a suitable device. This section
shall not apply to candidates for municipal offices which come under subsection (3)
of this section.
(3) The ballots used at any election in which city officers are to be elected as provided
in subsection (2) of this section shall contain the names of candidates for the city
offices grouped according to the offices they seek, and the candidates shall be
immediately arranged with and designated by the title of office they seek. The order
in which the names of the candidates for each office are to be printed on the ballot
shall be determined by lot. Each group of candidates for each separate office for
which the candidates are to be elected shall be clearly separated from other groups
on the ballot and spaced to avoid confusion on the part of the voter.
(4) The Secretary of State shall not knowingly certify to the county clerk of any county
the name of any candidate or slate of candidates who has not filed the required
nomination papers, nor knowingly fail to certify the name of any candidate or slate
of candidates who has filed the required nomination papers.
(5) If the county clerk determines that the number of certified candidates or slates of
candidates cannot be placed on a ballot which can be accommodated by the voting
machines currently in use by the county, he shall so notify the State Board of
Elections not later than the last Tuesday in February preceding the primary or the
last Tuesday in August preceding the general election. The State Board of Elections
shall meet within five (5) days of the notice, review the ballot conditions, and
determine whether supplemental paper ballots are necessary for the election. Upon
approval of the State Board of Elections, supplemental paper ballots may be used
for nonpartisan candidates or slates of candidates for an office or offices and public
questions submitted for a yes or no vote. All candidates or slates of candidates for
any particular office shall be placed either on the machine ballot or on the paper
ballot. Supplemental paper ballots may also be used to conduct the voting, in the
instance of a small precinct as provided in KRS 117.066.
(6) The ballot position of a candidate or slate of candidates shall not be changed after
the ballot position has been designated by the county clerk.
Effective: July 15, 2008
History: Amended 2008 Ky. Acts ch. 129, sec. 8, effective July 15, 2008. -- Amended
2007 Ky. Acts ch. 133, sec. 2, effective April 5, 2007. -- Amended 2002 Ky. Acts
ch. 129, sec. 4, effective April 2, 2002. -- Amended 1996 Ky. Acts ch. 195, sec. 14,
effective July 15, 1996. -- Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 288, sec. 39, effective July
14, 1992; and ch. 296, sec. 9, effective July 14,1992. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts
ch. 48, sec. 42, effective July 13, 1990; and ch. 169, sec. 7, effective July 13, 1990. --
Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 470, sec. 25, effective July 15, 1986. -- Amended 1984
ch. 185, sec. 13, effective July 13, 1984. -- Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 21,
effective July 15, 1982. -- Amended 1976 (1st Extra. Sess.) ch. 1, sec. 2, effective
March 19, 1977. -- Amended 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 199, sec. 2, effective June 19, 1976;
and ch. 247, sec. 9, effective June 19 1976. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130,
sec. 111, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.220

118.220 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Instruction cards.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, December 1, 1972. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1466.

KRS 118.225

118.225 Determination of order of names on ballot.
(1) For the purpose of determining the order in which the names of candidates or slates
of candidates to be voted for by the electors of the entire state shall be certified and
printed on the ballots with the designation of the respective offices, the Secretary of
State shall prepare lists of the counties of each congressional district of the state. He
shall arrange the surnames of all candidates or slates of candidates for each office in
alphabetical order for the First Congressional District, and the names shall be
certified in this order to the county clerks of all the counties comprising that district.
For each succeeding congressional district, taken in numerical order, the name
appearing first for each office in the last preceding district shall be placed last, and
the name appearing second in the last preceding district shall be placed first, and
each other name shall be moved up one (1) place. The lists shall be certified
accordingly.
(2) For all other offices for which nomination papers and petitions are filed with the
Secretary of State, the order of names of candidates for each office shall be
determined by lot at a public drawing to be held in the office of the Secretary of
State at 2 p.m., standard time, on the Thursday following the last Tuesday in
January preceding the primary or the Thursday following the second Tuesday in
August preceding the general election.
(3) For all offices for which nomination papers and petitions are filed in the office of
the county clerk, the order in which the names of candidates for each office are to
be printed on the ballot shall be determined by lot at a public drawing in the office
of the county clerk at 2 p.m., standard time, on the Thursday following the last
Tuesday in January before the primary or the Thursday following the second
Tuesday in August preceding the general election.
(4) If the number of certified candidates or slates of candidates cannot be placed on a
ballot which can be accommodated on voting machines currently in use in the
county, the county clerk shall notify the State Board of Elections, as provided in
KRS 118.215.
Effective: July 15, 2008
History: Amended 2008 Ky. Acts ch. 129, sec. 9, effective July 15, 2008. -- Amended
1996 Ky. Acts ch. 195, sec. 15, effective July 15, 1996. -- Amended 1992 Ky. Acts
ch. 288, sec. 40, effective July 14, 1992; and ch. 296, sec. 10, effective July 14,
1992. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 43, effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended
1986 Ky. Acts ch. 470, sec. 26, effective July 15, 1986. -- Amended 1984 Ky. Acts
ch. 185, sec. 14, effective July 13, 1984. -- Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 22,
effective July 15, 1982. -- Amended 1976 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 1, sec. 10,
effective March 19, 1977. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 112, effective June
21, 1974.

KRS 118.227

118.227 Method for filling vacancy in slate of candidate before primary election.
(1) If a vacancy occurs in a slate of candidates before the ballots are printed for the
primary election because of death, disqualification to hold the office sought, or
severe disabling condition which arose after the deadline for filing the notification
and declaration, the remaining member of the slate may:
(a) Designate a replacement for the vacant candidate; or
(b) Change the composition of the slate and designate a running mate.
Any changes made to the slate of candidates as set forth in this subsection shall be
made on forms prescribed by the State Board of Elections and filed with the
Secretary of State not later than the deadline for printing primary election ballots,
but only following certification to the remaining candidates by the Secretary of
State that a vacancy exists for a reason specified in this subsection. The Secretary of
State shall immediately certify any changes made to a slate of candidates to the
appropriate county clerk, the Registry of Election Finance, and the State Board of
Elections.
(2) If a vacancy occurs in a slate of candidates after the ballots are printed for the
primary, the remaining member of the slate may:
(a) Designate a replacement for the vacant candidate; or
(b) Change the composition of the slate and designate a running mate.
Any changes made to the slate of candidates as set forth in this subsection shall be
made on forms prescribed by the State Board of Elections and filed with the
Secretary of State filed with the registry prior to the primary election, but only
following certification to the remaining candidate by the Secretary of State that a
vacancy exists for a reason specified in subsection (1) of this section. The Secretary
of State shall immediately certify any changes made to a slate of candidates to the
appropriate county clerk, the Registry of Election Finance, and the State Board of
Elections.
(3) If a replacement for a vacant candidate is made after the ballots are printed for the
primary because of death, disqualification to hold the office sought, or severe
disabling condition which arose after the deadline for filing the notification and
declaration, notices informing the voters of the change in the composition of the
slate shall be printed by the State Board of Elections and sent to the appropriate
county clerk to be posted at each precinct polling place. Any votes cast prior to any
changes made to the composition of a slate shall be counted as votes cast for the
new slate composition.
(4) The provisions of KRS 118.105 shall apply to vacancies occurring in the
nomination of a qualifying slate of candidates.
Effective: July 15, 2008
History: Amended 2008 Ky. Acts ch. 79, sec. 12, effective July 15, 2008. -- Created
2005 Ky. Acts ch. 105, sec. 16, effective March 16, 2005.

KRS 118.230

118.230 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Ballot boxes -- Adoption -- Specifications -- Locks -- Delivery to
election officers.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective Deember 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
secs. 1468, 1483a.

KRS 118.235

118.235 Repealed, 2003.
Catchline at repeal: Publication of names of candidates by county clerk.
History: Repealed 2003, Ky. Acts ch. 88, sec. 2, effective June 24, 2003. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 113, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.240

118.240 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Challengers at regular election.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1968 Ky. Acts ch. 181, sec. 1. -- Amended 1964 Ky. Acts ch. 142, sec. 5,
effective June 18, 1964. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective
October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. secs. 1470, 1481.

KRS 118.245

118.245 Number of votes necessary to nominate candidates or slates -- Section not
applicable to presidential primaries.
(1) The candidate for office, other than the offices of Governor and Lieutenant
Governor, receiving the highest number of votes in a primary election for the office
for which he is a candidate shall be the nominee of his party for that office and shall
receive the certificate of nomination.
(2) The slate of candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor receiving the highest
number of votes in a primary shall be the nominees of that party for Governor and
Lieutenant Governor, and that slate of candidates shall receive the certificate of
nomination.
(3) If two (2) or more candidates or slates of candidates in a primary election are found
to have received the highest and an equal number of votes for nomination to the
same office, the election shall be determined by lot in the manner the board directs,
in the presence of not less than three (3) other persons. This section does not apply
to presidential primaries.
Effective: July 15, 2008
History: Amended 2008 Ky. Acts ch. 129, sec. 1, effective July 15, 2008. -- Amended
1992 Ky. Acts ch. 288, sec. 41, effective July 14, 1992. -- Amended 1986 Ky. Acts
ch. 29, sec. 13, effective July 15, 1986. -- Amended 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 111, sec. 63,
effective July 13, 1984; and ch. 185, sec. 15, effective July 13, 1984. -- Amended
1982 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 23, effective July 15, 1982. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts
ch. 130, sec. 114, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.250

118.250 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Written oath of voter when qualifications questioned -- Grand jury
to investigate oaths.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1966 Ky. Acts ch. 255, sec. 120, effective June 16, 1966. -- Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1477a.

KRS 118.255

118.255 Fees.
(1) The Secretary of State shall receive a fee of five hundred dollars ($500) for a
candidate for statewide elected state office or the Congress, two hundred dollars
($200) for a candidate for Commonwealth's attorney, the General Assembly, or the
District Court, Circuit Court, Court of Appeals, or Supreme Court, twenty dollars
($20) for candidates for office in cities of the fifth or sixth class, fifty dollars ($50)
for other candidates who file with the Secretary of State for each notification and
declaration and petition filed with him, and fifty dollars ($50) for a write-in
candidate for office other than municipal office in cities of the fifth or sixth class, to
be paid by the candidate, or the candidate's representative, when the notification and
declaration and petition or declaration of intent is filed.
(2) The county clerk shall receive a fee pursuant to KRS 64.012 for each notification
and declaration and petition filed with him to be paid by the candidate at the time of
the filing.
Effective: March 16, 2005
History: Amended 2005 Ky. Acts ch. 105, sec. 1, effective March 16, 2005. --
Amended 2003 Ky. Acts ch. 88, sec. 1, effective June 24, 2003. -- Amended 2002
Ky. Acts ch. 34, sec. 2, effective July 15, 2002. -- Amended 1996 Ky. Acts ch. 195,
sec. 16, effective July 15, 1996. -- Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 288, sec. 58, effective
July 14, 1992. -- Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 24, effective July 15, 1982. --
Amended 1978 Ky. Acts ch. 84, sec. 2, effective June 17, 1978. -- Amended 1976
Ky. Acts ch. 7, sec. 3. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 115, effective June 21,
1974.

KRS 118.260

118.260 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Hearing witnesses as to qualifications of voter -- Challenge by
another voter.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
sec. 1477.

KRS 118.270

118.270 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Precinct sheriff to preserve order at polls, enforce laws and act as
umpire.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
sec. 1484.

KRS 118.280

118.280 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Issuance and marking of ballot.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 136, sec. 1, effective June 19, 1952. -- Amended 1942
Ky. Acts ch. 169, secs. 1 and 3. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective
October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. secs. 1459, 1460, 1471, 1472.

KRS 118.290

118.290 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Casting ballot -- Voting to be prompt.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
secs. 1472, 1569.

KRS 118.300

118.300 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Voting by illiterate, blind or disabled voter.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
sec. 1475.

KRS 118.305

118.305 Persons entitled to have name on ballot -- Certification of names of
candidates -- Eligibility of candidates defeated in primary -- Notification of
vacancy in elective office.
(1) Except as provided in KRS 118.345, and subject to the provisions of subsections
(2), (3), and (4) of this section, the county clerk of each county shall cause to be
printed for the voting machines and on the absentee ballots for the regular election
the names of the following persons:
(a) Candidates of a political party, as defined in KRS 118.015, who have received
certificates of nomination at the preceding primary election, or certificates of
nomination under KRS 118.185, and whose certificates of nomination have
been filed with the Secretary of State or the appropriate county clerk;
(b) Candidates of a political party, as defined in KRS 118.015, who have been
nominated for an unexpired term in a manner determined by the governing
authority of the party, as provided in KRS 118.115, and whose evidences of
nomination have been filed with the Secretary of State or the appropriate
county clerk within the time prescribed in this chapter;
(c) Candidates of a political party, as defined in KRS 118.015, who have been
nominated by the governing authority of the party to fill a vacancy in the
candidacy of a person nominated at the preceding primary election, as
provided in KRS 118.105, and whose certificates of nomination have been
filed with the Secretary of State or the appropriate county clerk, by at least the
date provided by the election law generally for such filing;
(d) Candidates who have been nominated by a political organization as provided
in KRS 118.325 and whose certificates or petitions of nomination have been
filed with the Secretary of State or the appropriate county clerk within the
time prescribed in this chapter;
(e) Independent candidates who have been nominated by petition as provided in
KRS 118.315, and whose petitions of nomination have been filed with the
Secretary of State or the appropriate county clerk within the time prescribed in
this chapter;
(f) Successful nominees of all nonpartisan primaries which shall have been
conducted;
(g) Candidates who have filed a petition of candidacy as shall be required to fill a
vacancy which shall appear on the ballot;
(h) The county clerk shall determine whether the name of any replacement
candidate who has been nominated as provided in KRS 118.105(5) may be
placed on the machine ballot or ballot cards and whether the voting machine
may be reprogrammed to count the votes cast for that candidate or whether the
ballot or ballot cards must be reprinted to accommodate votes cast for any
replacement candidate and shall take the appropriate action to accommodate
the replacement of any candidate. If the county clerk determines that the name
of any replacement candidate cannot be accommodated on the existing ballot
or ballot cards and if there is insufficient time before the election to reprint the
entire ballot, the county clerk shall request approval to use supplemental paper
ballots for voting for that office only in the same manner as permitted for
other situations as provided in KRS 118.215(5), and, if approved, shall have
an adequate number of supplemental paper ballots printed for voting for that
office and only votes cast for that office by means of the supplemental paper
ballots shall be tabulated and recorded by the precinct election officers and
county board of elections. All actions by a county clerk, the State Board of
Elections, and the Secretary of State which are necessary to provide for voting
at a regular election for candidates nominated pursuant to KRS 118.105(5)
shall be carried out with all possible speed. When a candidate has been
replaced as provided in KRS 118.105(5) after absentee ballots have been
printed and distributed for the regular election, neither the precinct election
officers nor the county board of elections shall tabulate or record any absentee
votes cast for the candidate who was replaced. If ballots are reprinted or
supplemental paper ballots are printed, or if voting machines must be
reprogrammed to count the votes cast for a replacement candidate, the costs
for the printing and reprogramming shall be paid by the political party who
has nominated a replacement candidate, or proportionately by each political
party if each party nominates a replacement candidate;
(i) Candidates for President and Vice President of the United States, of those
political parties and organizations who have nominated presidential electors as
provided in KRS 118.325, if the certificate of nomination of the electors has
been filed with the Secretary of State within the time prescribed in this
chapter;
(j) Candidates for soil and water district supervisors who have been nominated
by petition as provided in KRS 262.210; and
(k) Candidates for city office for which no nonpartisan primary has been
conducted in a city which requires nonpartisan city elections.
(2) Any candidate for city office who is defeated in a partisan or nonpartisan primary
election shall be ineligible as a candidate for the same office in the regular election.
(3) Candidates for members of boards of education shall have their names printed on
ballot labels and absentee ballots for the regular election only after filing as
provided in KRS 160.220.
(4) Except as provided in KRS 118.105 and 118.115, the name of no candidate shall be
printed upon the ballot labels and absentee ballots for any regular election as the
nominee of any political party, as defined in KRS 118.015, or under the emblem of
any political party, as so defined, except those candidates who have been duly and
regularly nominated as nominees of that party at a primary election held as provided
in this chapter.
(5) No county clerk shall knowingly cause to be printed, upon the ballot labels or
absentee ballots for any regular election, the name of any candidate of a political
party, as defined in KRS 118.015, who has not been nominated in the manner
provided in the primary election laws or the name of any candidate who is not in
compliance with the restrictions concerning party registration and candidacy
provided in of KRS 118.315(1).
(6) The names of candidates for President and Vice President shall be certified in lieu
of certifying the names of the candidates for presidential electors.
(7) When a vacancy occurs in an elective office which is required by law to be filled
temporarily by appointment, the officer or body designated by law to make the
appointment, or in the case of an office to be filled by appointment from a list of
nominations, the officer or body designated by law to make the nominations, shall
immediately notify in writing both the county clerk and Secretary of State of the
vacancy.
Effective: June 26, 2007
History: Amended 2007 Ky. Acts ch. 46, sec. 2, effective June 26, 2007. -- Amended
1994 Ky. Acts ch. 482, sec. 2, effective April 13, 1994. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts
ch. 48, sec. 44, effective July 13, 1990; and ch. 366, sec. 7, effective July 13, 1990. --
Amended 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 36, effective July 15, 1988. -- Amended 1986
Ky. Acts ch. 287, sec. 13, effective July 15, 1986. -- Amended 1984 Ky. Acts
ch. 185, sec. 16, effective July 13, 1984. -- Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 25,
effective July 15, 1982. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 116, effective June
21, 1974.

KRS 118.310

118.310 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Ballot not voted -- Spoiled ballot.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
sec. 1473.

KRS 118.315

118.315 Nomination for regular election by petition -- Form of petition --
Examination of petition.
(1) A candidate for any office to be voted for at any regular election may be nominated
by a petition of electors qualified to vote for him or her, complying with the
provisions of subsection (2) of this section. No person whose registration status is
as a registered member of a political party shall be eligible to election as an
independent, or political organization, or political group candidate, nor shall any
person be eligible to election as an independent, or political organization, or
political group candidate whose registration status was as a registered member of a
political party on January 1 immediately preceding the regular election for which
the person seeks to be a candidate. This restriction shall not apply to candidates to
those offices specified in KRS 118.105(7), for supervisor of a soil and water
conservation district, for candidates for mayor or legislative body in cities of the
second to sixth class, or to candidates participating in nonpartisan elections.
(2) The form of the petition shall be prescribed by the State Board of Elections. It shall
be signed by the candidate and by registered voters from the district or jurisdiction
from which the candidate seeks nomination. The petition shall include a declaration,
sworn to by the candidate, that he or she possesses all the constitutional and
statutory requirements of the office for which the candidate has filed. Signatures for
a petition of nomination for a candidate seeking any office, excluding President of
the United States in accordance with KRS 118.591(1), shall not be affixed on the
document to be filed prior to the first Wednesday after the first Monday in
November of the year preceding the year in which the office will appear on the
ballot. Signatures for nomination papers shall not be affixed on the document to be
filed prior to the first Wednesday after the first Monday in November of the year
preceding the year in which the office will appear on the ballot. A petition of
nomination for a state officer, or any officer for whom all the electors of the state
are entitled to vote, shall contain five thousand (5,000) petitioners; for a
representative in Congress from any congressional district, or for any officer from
any other district except as herein provided, four hundred (400) petitioners; for a
county officer, member of the General Assembly, or Commonwealth's attorney, one
hundred (100) petitioners; for a soil and water conservation district supervisor,
twenty-five (25) petitioners; for a city officer or board of education member, two (2)
petitioners; and for an officer of a division less than a county, except as herein
provided, twenty (20) petitioners. It shall not be necessary that the signatures of the
petition be appended to one (1) paper. Each petitioner shall include the date he or
she affixes the signature, address of residence, and date of birth. Failure of a voter
to include the signature affixation date, date of birth, and address of residence shall
result in the signature not being counted. If any person joins in nominating, by
petition, more than one (1) nominee for any office to be filled, he or she shall be
counted as a petitioner for the candidate whose petition is filed first, except a
petitioner for the nomination of candidates for soil and water conservation district
supervisors may be counted for every petition to which his or her signature is
affixed.
(3) Titles, ranks, or spurious phrases shall not be accepted on the filing papers and shall
not be printed on the ballots as part of the candidate's name; however, nicknames,
initials, and contractions of given names may be accepted as the candidate's name.
(4) The Secretary of State and county clerks shall examine the petitions of all
candidates who file with them to determine whether each petition is regular on its
face. If there is an error, the Secretary of State or the county clerk shall notify the
candidate by certified mail within twenty-four (24) hours of filing.
Effective: July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 123, sec. 2, effective July 15, 2010. -- Amended
2008 Ky. Acts ch. 79, sec. 13, effective July 15, 2008. -- Amended 2006 Ky. Acts
ch. 187, sec. 1, effective July 12, 2006. -- Amended 2005 Ky. Acts ch. 71, sec. 8,
effective June 20, 2005. -- Amended 2003 Ky. Acts ch. 53, sec. 1, effective June 24,
2003. -- Amended 2000 Ky. Acts ch. 275, sec. 2, effective July 14, 2000. -- Amended
1998 Ky. Acts ch. 2, sec. 5, effective July 15, 1998; and ch. 243, sec. 2, effective
April 1, 1998. -- Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 296, sec. 11, effective July 14, 1992. --
Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 45, effective July 13, 1990; and ch. 166, sec. 1,
effective July 13, 1990; and ch. 476, Pt. V, sec. 304, effective July 13, 1990. --
Amended 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 17, sec. 11, effective July 15, 1988. -- Amended 1986
Ky. Acts ch. 287, sec. 14, effective July 15, 1986; and ch. 470, sec. 27, effective July
15, 1986. -- Amended 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 17, effective July 13, 1984. --
Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 26, effective July 15, 1982. -- Amended 1978
Ky. Acts ch. 318, sec. 7, effective June 17, 1978. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130,
sec. 117, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.320

118.320 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Provisions for insuring secrecy of ballot.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
secs. 1472, 1474, 1476, 1569, 1570, 1571.

KRS 118.325

118.325 Nomination by parties by convention or primary election.
(1) Any political organization not constituting a political party within the meaning of
KRS 118.015 but whose candidate received two percent (2%) of the vote of the
state at the last preceding election for presidential electors may nominate, by a
convention or primary election held by the party in accordance with its constitution
and bylaws, candidates for any offices to be voted for at any regular election, except
the office of member of a board of education, for which nominations shall be made
as provided in KRS 160.220. Any political party, as defined in KRS 118.015, and
any political organization not constituting such a political party but whose candidate
received two percent (2%) of the vote of the state at the last preceding election for
presidential electors, may nominate, by a convention or primary election held by the
party or organization in accordance with its constitution and bylaws, as many
electors of President and Vice President of the United States as this state is entitled
to elect.
(2) The certificate of nomination by such a convention or primary election shall be in
writing, shall contain the name of each person nominated, his residence and the
office to which he is nominated, and shall designate a title for the party or principle
that such convention or primary election represents, together with any simple figure
or device by which its list of candidates may be designated on the voting machines.
The certificate shall be signed by the presiding officer and secretary of the
convention, or by the chairman and secretary of the county, city, or district
committee, who shall add to their signatures their respective places of residence,
and acknowledge the same before an officer duly authorized to administer oaths. A
certificate of the acknowledgment shall be appended to the certificate of
nomination. In the case of electors of President and Vice President of the United
States the certificate of nomination shall state the names of the candidates of the
party for President and Vice President.
(3) Any person desiring to become a candidate for an office, the nomination to which is
to be made by a convention pursuant to subsections (1) and (2) of this section,
except for the office of elector of President and Vice President of the United States,
shall file a statement with the official designated in KRS 118.165 with whom
notification and declaration forms are filed for the office. The form of the statement
shall be prescribed by the State Board of Elections. Such statement shall be filed as
prescribed by KRS 118.365.
(4) If the certificate of nomination of any state convention requests that the figure or
device selected by such convention be used to designate the candidates of such party
on the voting machines for all elections throughout the state, that figure or device
shall be used until changed by request of a subsequent state convention of the same
party. The device may be any appropriate symbol other than the coat of arms or seal
of this state or of the United States, the national flag, or any other emblem common
to the people at large.
(5) In case of death, resignation, or removal of any such candidate subsequent to
nomination and before the certification of candidates for the regular election made
under KRS 118.215, the chairman of the state, county, or city district committee
shall fill the vacancy, unless a supplemental certificate or petition of nomination is
filed. In the case of electors of President and Vice President of the United States, a
vacancy may be filled by the chairman of the state committee at any time before the
meeting of the electors, whether the vacancy occurs before or after the election.
(6) If any political party entitled to nominate by convention fails to do so, the names of
all nominees by petition for any office who are designated in their petition as
members and candidates of that party shall be printed under the device and title on
the voting machines as if nominated by a convention. If two (2) or more persons
who have filed certificates of nomination under this section claim to be the nominee
of the same political party, the governing authority of that party shall designate to
the Secretary of State and county clerk, in writing, which of the candidates is
entitled to the party emblem. If there are two (2) or more contending executive
committees of the same party in the county or district, the county or district
executive committee that is recognized by the state governing authority of the party,
by the written certificate of its chairman, shall be recognized by the Secretary of
State and county clerk.
Effective: July 15, 1998
History: Amended 1998 Ky. Acts ch. 2, sec. 6, effective July 15, 1998. -- Amended
1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 46, effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended 1988 Ky. Acts
ch. 17, sec. 12, effective July 15, 1988. -- Amended 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 18,
effective January 1, 1985. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 118, effective June
21, 1974.

KRS 118.327

118.327 Registers of candidates to be chosen by convention.
Each county clerk and the Secretary of State shall keep a book in which he shall enter
certain information concerning candidates to be chosen by convention. Such book shall
include the name, place of residence, office for which the person is a candidate, party
designation, and the date of the receipt of the form required to be filed by KRS
118.325(3). Such book shall be a public record.
Effective: January 1, 1985
History: Created 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 1, effective January 1, 1985.

KRS 118.330

118.330 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Persons to keep away from polls -- Electioneering at polls
prohibited.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
secs. 1467, 1470, 1472, 1569.

KRS 118.335

118.335 Effect of conflicting certificates and petitions of nomination.
If any certificate or petition of nomination made under the provisions of this chapter
contains the name of more than one (1) candidate for any office to be filled, neither name
shall be printed as a candidate for that office. If any person has been nominated as a
candidate for any office by primary election or by party convention, and also by petition,
his name shall be placed in the list of candidates nominated by the primary or convention,
and the place occupied by his name in the petition shall be left blank, unless the candidate
makes written request, prior to the last day for filing evidences of nomination, that his
name be printed as nominated by petition and be omitted from the list nominated by the
primary or convention.
Effective: March 10, 1976
History: Amended 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 54, sec. 26, effective March 10, 1976. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 119, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.340

118.340 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Employees to be allowed time off to vote.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69. -- Created 1966 Ky. Acts ch. 255,
sec. 121, effective June 16, 1966. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1,
effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1574.

KRS 118.345

118.345 Defeated primary candidate barred from having name on regular election
ballot -- Section not applicable to presidential preference primary candidates.
(1) No candidate who has been defeated for the nomination for any office in a primary
election shall have his name placed on voting machines in the succeeding regular
election as a candidate for the same office for the nomination to which he was a
candidate in the primary election, except that if a vacancy occurs in the party
nomination for which he was a candidate in the primary election his name may be
placed on voting machines for the regular election as a candidate of that party if he
has been duly made such party nominee after the vacancy occurs as provided in
KRS 118.105.
(2) No person who was a candidate for nomination for any office in a primary election
and who, before the succeeding regular election, is declared by the judgment of any
court of competent jurisdiction to have violated, in the primary election, any
provision of KRS Chapter 121, or to be responsible for such violation by others,
shall have his name placed on voting machines for any office to be voted for in the
succeeding regular election.
(3) This section does not apply to presidential preference primary candidates.
Effective: July 15, 1986
History: Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 29, sec. 14, effective July 15, 1986. -- Amended
1984 Ky. Acts ch. 111, sec. 64, effective July 13, 1984; and ch. 185, sec. 19,
effective July 13, 1984. -- Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 27, effective July
15, 1982. -- Amended 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 54, sec. 27, effective March 10, 1976. --
Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 120, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.350

118.350 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Closing polls -- Delivery of ballot boxes and election supplies to
county clerks.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1966 Ky. Acts ch. 255, sec. 122, effective June 16, 1966. -- Amended
1952 Ky. Acts ch. 107, sec. 3, effective June 19, 1952. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts
ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1482.

KRS 118.355

118.355 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Disposition of secondary stubs.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Created 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 169, sec. 2.

KRS 118.356

118.356 Filing of certificates and petitions of nomination.
(1) Certificates and petitions of nomination shall, in the case of candidates voted for by
the state at large or by a district greater than one (1) county, be filed with the
Secretary of State. In the case of candidates voted for by a county or by a district
less than a county, they shall be filed with the county clerk. In the case of candidates
voted for by a city whose boundaries extend beyond those of a single county, they
shall be filed with the county clerk of the county in which a candidate resides. In the
case of candidates for Congress and for General Assembly, they shall be filed with
the Secretary of State.
(2) Certificates of nomination at a primary election held under this chapter shall be filed
by the State Board of Elections or the county board of elections, depending upon
which one issued the certificate. Certificates and petitions of nomination shall be
filed by the candidate or by someone on his behalf.
Effective: July 14, 2000
History: Amended 2000 Ky. Acts ch. 354, sec. 4, effective July 14, 2000. -- Amended
1990 Ky. Acts ch. 169, sec. 8, effective July 13, 1990. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts
ch. 130, sec. 121, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.360

118.360 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Guarding ballot boxes and envelopes before meeting of election
commissioners.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
sec. 1482.

KRS 118.365

118.365 Time for filing certificates and petitions of nomination -- Statement-of-
candidacy forms -- Petitions for recall elections or elections on public
questions.
(1) Certificates of nomination issued by the State Board of Elections shall be filed by
that board with the Secretary of State immediately. The certificates issued by the
county board of elections shall be filed by that board with the county clerk
immediately.
(2) Petitions of nomination for candidates for city offices except as provided in KRS
83A.047, for candidates for members of boards of education, and for candidates for
supervisors of soil and water conservation districts shall be filed with the county
clerk not earlier than the first Wednesday after the first Monday in November of the
year preceding the year in which the office will appear on the ballot and not later
than the second Tuesday in August preceding the day fixed by law for the holding
of regular elections for the offices sought.
(3) Candidates for an office, the nomination to which is to be made by a convention
pursuant to KRS 118.325(1) and (2), except for the office of electors of President
and Vice President of the United States, shall file the statements required by KRS
118.325(3), with the official designated in KRS 118.165 with whom notification
and declaration are filed for the office, not earlier than the first Wednesday after the
first Monday in November of the year preceding the year in which the office will
appear on the ballot and not later than the second Tuesday in August preceding the
regular election for the office sought.
(4) Certificates of nomination made by the governing authority of a political party
within the meaning of KRS 118.015 or a political organization not constituting a
political party within the meaning of KRS 118.015 but whose candidate received
two percent (2%) of the vote of the state at the last preceding election for
presidential electors to fill vacancies in office, as provided in KRS 118.115 and
118.325, shall be filed as required with the Secretary of State or county clerk not
earlier than the first Wednesday after the first Monday in November of the year
preceding the year in which the offices will appear on the ballot and not later than
the second Tuesday in August preceding the day fixed by law for the election of the
person in nomination.
(5) Except as otherwise provided in this section, petitions of nomination shall be filed
as required with the Secretary of State or county clerk not earlier than the first
Wednesday after the first Monday in November of the year preceding the year in
which the offices will appear on the ballot and not later than the second Tuesday in
August preceding the day fixed by law for the holding of regular elections for the
offices sought. Certificates of nomination shall be filed with the Secretary of State
or county clerk, as required by law, not earlier than the first Wednesday after the
first Monday in November of the year preceding the year in which the offices will
appear on the ballot and not later than the second Tuesday in August preceding the
day fixed by law for the holding of regular elections for the offices sought. The
filing of petitions of nomination for independent, or political organization, or
political group candidates shall not be accepted by the Secretary of State or the
county clerk if the candidate has not filed a statement-of-candidacy form as required
by KRS 118.367.
(6) Petitions and certificates of nomination for electors of President and Vice President
of the United States shall be filed with the Secretary of State not earlier than the
first Wednesday after the first Monday in November of the year preceding the year
in which there is an election for President and Vice President of the United States
and not later than the Friday following the first Tuesday in September preceding the
date fixed by law for the election of the electors.
(7) Petitions for recall elections or elections on public questions shall be filed as
required with the county clerk not later than the second Tuesday in August
preceding the day fixed by law for holding a regular election.
(8) Petitions of any kind named in this section, statements, and certificates of
nomination shall be filed no later than 4 p.m. local time at the place of filing when
filed on the last date on which papers are permitted to be filed.
Effective: July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 123, sec. 3, effective July 15, 2010. -- Amended
2007 Ky. Acts ch. 133, sec. 3, effective April 5, 2007. -- Amended 2003 Ky. Acts
ch. 92, sec. 2, effective June 24, 2003. -- Amended 1998 Ky. Acts ch. 2, sec. 7,
effective July 15, 1998. -- Amended 1996 Ky. Acts ch. 195, sec. 17, effective July
15, 1996. -- Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 296, sec. 12, effective July 14, 1992. --
Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 47, effective July 13, 1990; and ch. 169, sec. 9,
effective July 13, 1990; and ch. 476, Pt. V, sec. 305, effective July 13, 1990. --
Amended 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 238, sec. 2, effective July 15, 1988. -- Amended 1986
Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 2, effective January 1, 1987; and ch. 470, sec. 28, effective
July 15, 1986. -- Amended 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 20, effective July 13, 1984;
and ch. 185, sec. 21, effective January 2, 1985. -- Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 394,
sec. 28, effective July 15, 1982. -- Amended 1978 Ky. Acts ch. 384, sec. 254,
effective June 17, 1978. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 122, effective June
21, 1974.

KRS 118.367

118.367 Statement-of-candidacy form for independent, political organization, or
political group candidate -- Exceptions -- Examination of forms.
(1) An independent, or political organization, or political group candidate required to
file nomination papers pursuant to KRS 118.365(5) shall be required to file a
statement-of-candidacy form with the same office at which nomination papers are
filed. Candidates for federal office and candidates for mayor or legislative body in
cities of the second to sixth class participating in partisan elections shall not be
required to file a statement-of-candidacy form. The statement-of-candidacy form
shall be filed not earlier than the first Wednesday after the first Monday in
November of the year preceding the year in which the office will appear on the
ballot and not later than April 1 preceding the day fixed by law for holding of
regular elections for the offices sought. If the office in which the statement-of-
candidacy form is to be filed is closed on April 1, the form may be filed on the next
business day. The statement-of-candidacy form shall be filed no later than 4 p.m.
local time when filed on the last day on which papers are permitted to be filed. No
person shall file a statement-of-candidacy form for more than one (1) public office
during an election cycle.
(2) The statement-of-candidacy form shall be prescribed by the State Board of
Elections. The statement-of-candidacy form shall be signed by the candidate upon
filing. No charge shall be assessed for the filing of a statement-of-candidacy form.
The Secretary of State and county clerks shall examine the statement-of-candidacy
form of each candidate who files the form to determine if there is an error. If an
error has occurred, the candidate shall be notified by certified mail within twenty-
four (24) hours.
Effective: July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 123, sec. 4, effective July 15, 2010. -- Amended
2005 Ky. Acts ch. 71, sec. 9, effective June 20, 2005. -- Created 2003 Ky. Acts
ch. 92, sec. 1, effective June 24, 2003.

KRS 118.370

118.370 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: County board of election commissioners to canvass election
returns.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972,
effective December 1, 1972. -- Amended 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 107, sec. 4, effective
June 19, 1952. Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942,
from Ky. Stat. secs. 1482, 1596a-5, 1596a-8a.

KRS 118.375

118.375 Independent, political organization, or political group candidates filing to
fill vacancy.
If a vacancy occurs in any elective office less than one hundred thirty-four (134) days
before the primary or at any time after the primary, but not less than three (3) months
before the regular election, independent, or political organization, or political group
candidates may file their petitions at the time and place provided in KRS 118.365, subject
to the restrictions concerning party registration and candidacy provided in KRS
118.315(1).
Effective: July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 123, sec. 5, effective July 15, 2010. -- Amended
1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 48, effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended 1986 Ky. Acts
ch. 287, sec. 15, effective July 15, 1986. -- Amended 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 22,
effective July 13, 1984. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 123, effective June
21, 1974.

KRS 118.380

118.380 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Parties may designate inspectors to witness count.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1964 Ky. Acts ch. 142, sec. 6, effective June 18, 1964. -- Recodified 1942
Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1482.

KRS 118.385

118.385 Preservation of certain voting records.
(1) The Secretary of State and county clerks shall preserve in their respective offices all
certificates and petitions of nomination filed therein, for six (6) months after the
election for which the nominations were made.
(2) Each county clerk and the Secretary of State shall retain and preserve, for a period
of twenty-two (22) months from the date of any primary or general or special
election at which candidates for the office of presidential elector or member of the
United States Senate or House of Representatives are voted for, and only for the
precincts in which any such office appears on the ballot all records and papers
relative to the voter returns for all the offices voted for in those precincts.
Effective: July 15, 1986
History: Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 470, sec. 29, effective July 15, 1986. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 124, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.390

118.390 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Return of keys to ballot boxes, stub books and ballots --
Preservation and disposal of election papers.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1968 Ky. Acts ch. 152, sec. 93, effective June 13, 1968. -- Amended 1942
Ky. Acts ch. 169, secs. 2 and 4. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective
October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. secs 1482, 1482b, 1483, 1593a -5.

KRS 118.395

118.395 Repealed, 1976.
Catchline at repeal: Arrangement of judicial ballot.
History: Repealed 1976 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 19, sec. 1. -- Amended 1976 Ky.
Acts ch. 247, sec. 12, effective June 19, 1976. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130,
sec. 125, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.400

118.400 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: County board to issue certificates of election, certify votes.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1968 Ky. Acts ch. 152, sec. 94, effective June 13, 1968. -- Amended 1960
Ky. Acts ch. 34, sec. 1, effective June 16, 1960. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208,
sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1482, 1596a-5, 1596a -8a,
1596a-9, 1596a-11.

KRS 118.405

118.405 Name of candidate to appear on ballot but once -- Exceptions for filling of
vacancy.
No candidate's name shall appear on any voting machine or absentee ballot more than
once, except that a candidate's name may appear twice if he is a candidate for a primary
or a regular election and also a candidate to fill a vacancy in the same office required to
be filled at a special election, when the special election to fill a vacancy is scheduled for
the regular election day.
Effective: July 13, 1990
History: Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 49, effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended
1986 Ky. Acts ch. 470, sec. 30, effective July 15, 1986. -- Amended 1976 Ky. Acts
ch. 54, sec. 28, effective March 10, 1976. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 126,
effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.410

118.410 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Form of certificate of election and certificate of returns.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
secs. 1483, 1596a-7.

KRS 118.415

118.415 Constitutional amendments.
(1) The General Assembly may state the substance of the amendment proposed to the
Constitution of Kentucky in the form of a question in a manner calculated to inform
the electorate of the substance of the amendment. When an amendment to the
Constitution has been proposed by the General Assembly, the Secretary of State
shall cause the question calculated to inform the electorate of the substance of the
amendment which is prepared by the General Assembly or the Attorney General to
be published at least one (1) time in a newspaper of general circulation published in
this state, and shall also cause to be published at the same time and in the same
manner the fact that the amendment will be submitted to the voters for their
acceptance or rejection at the next regular election at which members of the General
Assembly are to be voted for. The publication shall be made not later than the first
Tuesday in August preceding the election at which the amendment is to be voted on.
(2) The Attorney General shall, if the General Assembly has not already done so, state
the substance of an amendment to the Constitution of Kentucky which has been
proposed by the General Assembly in the form of a question in a manner calculated
to inform the electorate of the substance of the amendment, and, not later than
fourteen (14) days preceding the first Tuesday in August preceding the next regular
election at which members of the General Assembly are to be chosen, shall certify
the question to the Secretary of State to be placed on the voting machine.
(3) The Secretary of State, not later than the second Monday after the second Tuesday
in August preceding the next regular election at which members of the General
Assembly are to be chosen in a year in which there is not an election for President
and Vice President of the United States, or not later than the Thursday after the first
Tuesday in September preceding a regular election in a year in which there is an
election for President and Vice President of the United States, shall certify the
substance of the amendment, as stated and certified by the General Assembly or by
the Attorney General, to the county clerk of each county, and the county clerk shall
have the substance of the amendment, as so certified, indicated on the voting
machines.
(4) The votes cast for and against the amendment shall be counted, canvassed, and
certified to the Secretary of State in the same manner as the votes cast for any
officer elective by the votes of the whole state. If a majority of the votes cast on the
question are for the amendment, it shall become a part of the Constitution.
(5) The expenses of the publications provided for in this section shall be paid as are the
expenses of other publications that the Secretary of State is required to make in
connection with elections.
Effective: July 15, 1998
History: Amended 1998 Ky. Acts ch. 2, sec. 8, effective July 15, 1998. -- Amended
1996 Ky. Acts ch. 195, sec. 18, effective July 15, 1996. -- Amended 1994 Ky. Acts
ch. 461, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1994. -- Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 296, sec. 13,
effective July 14, 1992. -- Amended 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 23, effective July
13, 1984. -- Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 29, effective July 15, 1982. --
Amended 1978 Ky. Acts ch. 318, sec. 8, effective June 17, 1978. -- Created 1974 Ky.
Acts ch. 130, sec. 127, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.420

118.420 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: State board to issue certificates of election for state and district
offices -- Tie votes.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1968 Ky. Acts ch. 152, sec. 95, effective June 13, 1968. -- Amended 1966
Ky. Acts ch. 239, sec. 127, effective June 16, 1966. -- Amended 1942 Ky. Acts
ch. 174, sec. 6. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1,
1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1482, 1596a-8a, 1596a-10.

KRS 118.425

118.425 Issuance of certificates of election -- Tie votes.
(1) The State Board of Elections shall issue certificates of election where the successful
candidate was voted for by the state at large, was voted for by a district greater than
one (1) county, or was a candidate for member of Congress or the General
Assembly.
(2) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, not later than the second
Monday after the election, the county board of elections shall issue certificates of
election where the successful candidate was voted for by the electors of one (1)
county, or of a district less than one (1) county, except members of Congress,
members of the General Assembly, and designated officers filing with the Secretary
of State. The right to contest or recount an election in accordance with KRS Chapter
120 shall not be impaired. The county board of elections of the candidate's
residence shall issue certificates of election where the successful candidate was
voted for by the electors of a city whose boundaries extend beyond those of a single
county. The board shall forward the certificate to the elected candidate. If the board
finds that two (2) or more candidates have received the highest and equal number of
votes for the same office, the board shall determine by lot which of the candidates is
elected.
(3) In counties containing cities of the first class, not later than the thirtieth day of
December after the election, the county board of elections shall issue certificates of
election where the successful candidate was voted for by the electors of the county,
except members of Congress, members of the General Assembly, and designated
officers filing with the Secretary of State. The right to contest or recount an election
in accordance with KRS Chapter 120 shall not be impaired. The county board of
elections of the candidate's residence shall issue certificates of election where the
successful candidate was voted for by the electors of a city whose boundaries
extend beyond those of a single county. The board shall forward the certificate to
the elected candidate. If the board finds that two (2) or more candidates have
received the highest and equal number of votes for the same office, the board shall
determine by lot which of the candidates is elected.
(4) In the case of all offices voted for, and in the case of public questions submitted to
the vote of the people of the state at large or of a district greater than one (1) county,
the county board of elections shall make out duplicate certificates of the total
number of votes received by each of the candidates for the office and the total
number of votes for and against each of the questions on a form prescribed by the
State Board of Elections through the promulgation of administrative regulations in
accordance with KRS Chapter 13A. The certificate of the total number of votes
shall be certified to the Secretary of State's Office not later than 12 p.m., prevailing
time, on the Friday following the election. For special elections the certificate of the
total number of votes shall be certified to the Secretary of State's Office not later
than 12 p.m., prevailing time, on the day following the election. The clerk shall
keep one (1) of the certificates in his or her office. He or she shall not later than
three (3) days after receiving the certificate from the board, forward the other
certificate by mail to the Secretary of State who shall deliver it to the State Board of
Elections.
(5) The State Board of Elections shall meet, to count and tabulate the votes received by
the different candidates as certified to the Secretary of State no later than the third
Monday after the election. The right to contest or recount an election in accordance
with KRS Chapter 120 shall not be impaired. A majority of the members of the
board shall constitute a quorum and may act. The board shall make out the
certificates of election in the office of the board from the returns made. The board
shall make out duplicate certificates of election, in writing, over the signatures of its
members. The board shall forward the original certificate, by mail, to the elected
candidate. The duplicate shall be retained in the office of the board. In the case of
the election of a representative in Congress, an additional certificate shall be made
and sent, by mail, to the clerk of the House of Representatives.
(6) The certificate of election shall be issued to the candidate receiving the highest
number of votes in the territory from which the election is to be made. If two (2) or
more persons are found to have received the highest and an equal number of votes
for the same office, the election shall be determined by lot in the manner the board
directs, in the presence of not less than three (3) other persons. In the case of
elections for electors of President and Vice President of the United States, the board
shall issue a certificate of election to each elector of the political party or
organization whose candidates for President and Vice President received the highest
number of votes and the determination by the board that the candidates of any
political party or organization for President and Vice President have received the
highest number of votes shall constitute a determination that the electors nominated
by that party have been elected.
Effective: July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 176, sec. 12, effective July 15, 2010. -- Amended
2008 Ky. Acts ch. 79, sec. 8, effective July 15, 2008. -- Amended 2002 Ky. Acts
ch. 77, sec. 2, effective July 15, 2002. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 169, sec. 10,
effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 470, sec. 31, effective July
15, 1986. -- Amended 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 24, effective July 13, 1984. --
Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 30, effective July 15, 1982. -- Amended 1978
Ky. Acts ch. 318, sec. 9, effective June 17, 1978. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130,
sec. 128, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.430

118.430 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Constitutional amendments -- how submitted to vote and voted on.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1968 Ky. Acts ch. 152, sec. 96, effective June 13, 1968. -- Amended 1946
Ky. Acts ch. 242, sec. 28, effective March 23, 1946. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts
ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1459.

KRS 118.435

118.435 Time of election of presidential electors.
The election of electors of President and Vice President of the United States shall be held
on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November every four (4) years, beginning
with 1892. The Governor may, by proclamation, appoint the same day in any other year,
pursuant to Act of Congress, for holding the election, in the event of a vacancy in the
offices of President and Vice President.
Effective: June 21, 1974
History: Amended 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 129, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.440

118.440 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Challengers and inspectors for election on constitutional
amendment.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat.
secs. 1539a-8, 1539a-9, 1539a-10.

KRS 118.445

118.445 Meeting of presidential electors -- Filling vacancy if elector fails to attend.
The electors of President and Vice President of the United States shall convene at the
State Capitol, at 11:45 a.m. on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December
next after their election, give their votes at or after 12 noon, and make return thereof
according to law. If any elector fails to attend by 12 noon, on the day of the meeting,
those in attendance shall fill his place by the election of another person, who shall have
the same powers as if originally elected by the people.
History: Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 470, sec. 32, effective July 15, 1986. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 130, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.450

118.450 Repealed, 1972.
Catchline at repeal: Cost of elections -- Payment -- Voting machines, acquisition.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1968 Ky. Acts ch. 152, sec. 97, effective June 13, 1968. -- Amended 1962
Ky. Acts ch. 33, sec. 1, effective June 14, 1962; and ch. 210, sec. 19, effective June
14, 1962. -- Amended 1960 Ky. Acts ch. 129, sec. 1, effective June 16, 1960. --
Amended 1946 Ky. Acts ch. 25, sec. 1. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1,
effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. secs. 1452, 1540.

KRS 118.455

118.455 Compensation of presidential electors.
Each elector of President and Vice President of the United States, for each day he attends
at the State Capitol as an elector, shall receive the same per diem and mileage as may at
the time be allowed to members of the General Assembly, to be paid out of the State
Treasury.
Effective: June 21, 1974
History: Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 131, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.465

118.465 Election of United States Senators.
One (1) United States Senator shall be elected at the regular November election every six
(6) years beginning with 1914, and one (1) shall be elected at the regular November
election every six (6) years beginning with 1918, to succeed the Senator whose term will
expire the succeeding year. The election for United States Senator shall be held and the
result shall be ascertained and certified in the same manner as the elections for state
officers. After the returns have been canvassed, the Governor shall certify the election of
the person elected to the President of the Senate of the United States. The certificate shall
be under the seal of the state and shall be countersigned by the Secretary of State. All
electors who are eligible to vote for representatives in Congress shall be eligible to vote
for United States Senator, and the person receiving the highest number of votes shall be
declared elected.
Effective: June 21, 1974
History: Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 132, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.475

118.475 Time of election of representatives in Congress.
The election of representatives in Congress shall be held on the Tuesday next after the
first Monday in November in every even numbered year.
Effective: June 21, 1974
History: Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 133, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.485

118.485 Repealed, 1991.
Catchline at repeal: Congressional districts.
History: Repealed 1991 (2d Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 4, sec. 9, effective December 20,
1991. -- Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 81, sec. 1, effective March 10, 1982. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 134, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.495

118.495 Repealed, 1991.
Catchline at repeal: Construction of KRS 118.485.
History: Repealed 1991 (2d Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 4, sec. 9, effective December 20,
1991. -- Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 81, sec. 2, effective March 10, 1982. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 135, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.550

118.550 Repealed, effective January 1, 1984.
Catchline at repeal: Definitions.
History: Repealed 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 402, sec. 5, effective January 1, 1984. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 136, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.551

118.551 Definition of political party.
As used in KRS 118.561 to 118.651, "political party" means each political party whose
candidates received ten percent (10%) or more of the vote for Governor and Lieutenant
Governor in the preceding election, or has a registration equal to ten percent (10%) or
more of the total registered voters in the Commonwealth.
Effective: July 15, 1998
History: Amended 1998 Ky. Acts ch. 2, sec. 9, effective July 15, 1998. -- Created 1986
Ky. Acts ch. 29, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1986.

KRS 118.555

118.555 Methods by which to determine a political party's delegate votes for
presidential candidates.
(1) The state executive committee of each political party shall, pursuant to its party's
rules, determine whether to distribute its party's authorized delegate votes for
presidential candidates at its party's national convention based on the results of a
party caucus, a presidential preference primary, or a combination of the two (2)
methods. Each state executive committee shall notify the State Board of Elections
of its decision not later than the December 31 preceding the day for conducting a
presidential preference primary as set by KRS 118.561.
(2) If a state executive committee determines that its party's authorized delegate votes
for presidential candidates at its party's national convention shall be distributed
based on the results of a party caucus, a presidential preference primary shall not be
conducted for that political party, and the provisions of KRS 118.561 to 118.651
shall not apply. The distribution of delegates among the presidential candidates
shall be determined by party rule.
(3) If a state executive committee determines that its party's authorized delegate votes
for presidential candidates at its party's national convention shall be distributed
based on the results of both a party caucus and a presidential preference primary, the
formula for distribution of authorized delegate votes based on the results of a party
caucus shall be determined by party rule. The distribution of delegates based on the
results of a presidential preference primary shall be in accordance with the
provisions of KRS 118.641(1). Regardless of the method by which the authorized
delegate votes are distributed, the casting of votes on the first ballot at each party's
national convention shall be in accordance with the provisions of KRS 118.641(2).
Effective: July 14, 1992
History: Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 296, sec. 14, effective July 14, 1992. -- Created
1990 Ky. Acts ch. 431, sec. 2, effective July 13, 1990.

KRS 118.560

118.560 Repealed, effective January 1, 1984.
Catchline at repeal: Presidential preference primary elections.
History: Repealed 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 402, sec. 5, effective January 1, 1984. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 137, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.561

118.561 Presidential preference primary election.
(1) Subject to KRS 118.555, on the first Tuesday after the third Monday in May, in
each presidential election year, the Commonwealth of Kentucky shall conduct
presidential preference primary elections within each political party.
(2) Hours of voting shall be in accordance with KRS 118.035.
(3) The cost of election, officials, and the entire method of conducting the presidential
preference primary shall be in accordance with Kentucky statutory provisions on
primary elections.
Effective: July 15, 2002
History: Amended 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 262, sec. 2, effective July 15, 2002. -- Amended
1990 Ky. Acts ch. 431, sec. 3, effective July 13, 1990. -- Created 1986 Ky. Acts
ch. 29, sec. 2, effective July 15, 1986.

KRS 118.570

118.570 Repealed, 1984.
Catchline at repeal: Voter qualification.
History: Repealed 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 402, sec. 5, effective January 1, 1984. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 138.

KRS 118.571

118.571 Voter qualification.
To qualify to vote in a presidential preference primary in the Commonwealth a voter must
register to vote in the same manner as prescribed in KRS Chapter 116. A voter shall vote
only in the presidential preference primary of the political party for which he has declared
a preference as required by KRS 116.055.
Effective: July 15, 1986
History: Created 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 29, sec. 3, effective July 15, 1986.

KRS 118.580

118.580 Repealed, effective January 1, 1984.
Catchline at repeal: Nomination of candidates by state board of elections.
History: Repealed 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 402, sec. 5, effective January 1, 1984. --
Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 31, effective July 15, 1982. -- Created 1974
Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 139, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.581

118.581 Nomination of candidates by State Board of Elections.
The State Board of Elections shall convene in Frankfort on the second Tuesday in January
preceding a presidential preference primary. At the meeting required by this section, the
board shall nominate as presidential preference primary candidates all those candidates of
the political parties for the office of President of the United States who have qualified for
matching federal campaign funds. Immediately upon completion of this requirement, the
board shall transmit a list of all the nominees selected to the Secretary of State and shall
also release the list to the news media.
Effective: July 14, 1992
History: Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 296, sec. 15, effective July 14, 1992. -- Amended
1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 52, effective July 13, 1990; and ch. 431, sec. 4, effective
July 13, 1990. -- Created 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 29, sec. 4, effective July 15, 1986; and
ch. 470, sec. 20, effective July 15, 1986.

KRS 118.590

118.590 Repealed, effective January 1, 1984.
Catchline at repeal: Nomination of candidate by petition.
History: Repealed 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 402, sec. 5, effective January 1, 1984. --
Amended 1978 Ky. Acts ch. 318, sec. 10, effective June 17, 1978. -- Amended 1976
Ky. Acts ch. 23, sec. 1, effective March 2, 1976. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130,
sec. 140, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.591

118.591 Nomination of candidate by petition -- Qualification of candidate through
filing of notice of candidacy.
(1) Any person seeking the endorsement by a political party for the office of President
of the United States, or any group organized in this state on behalf of, and with the
consent of, the person, may file with the Secretary of State certified petitions signed
by five thousand (5,000) persons who, at the time they sign, are registered and
qualified voters in the Commonwealth and are affiliated, by registration, with the
same political party as the candidate for whom petitions are filed.
(2) The petitions shall be filed by the petitioners with the Secretary of State no later
than the last Tuesday in January preceding a presidential preference primary.
(3) The petitions shall state:
(a) The name of the candidate for nomination and the party of which he is a
member; and
(b) The name and address of the chairman of the group circulating such petition.
(4) The Secretary of State shall determine the sufficiency of petitions filed with him
and shall immediately communicate his determination to the chairman of the group
which has filed the petitions.
(5) In lieu of the petition requirements of subsections (1) to (4) of this section, a
candidate may qualify to appear on the presidential preference primary ballot of his
political party by filing with the Secretary of State, no later than the last Tuesday in
January preceding a presidential preference primary, a notice of candidacy signed by
the candidate and either of the following:
(a) A certification by the Federal Election Commission that, by the filing
deadline, the candidate has qualified for matching federal campaign funds; or
(b) Evidence that, by the filing deadline, the candidate's name is qualified to
appear on the presidential preference primary ballot of his political party in at
least twenty (20) other states.
(6) The Secretary of State shall determine the sufficiency of the documentation
provided pursuant to subsection (5) of this section and shall immediately
communicate his determination to the candidate or his agent.
Effective: January 29, 1996
History: Amended 1996 Ky. Acts ch. 3, sec. 1, effective January 29, 1996. -- Amended
1992 Ky. Acts ch. 296, sec. 16, effective July 14, 1992. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts
ch. 48, sec. 53, effective July 13, 1990; and ch. 431, sec. 5, effective July 13, 1990. --
Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 470, sec. 21, effective July 15, 1986. -- Created 1986
Ky. Acts ch. 29, sec. 5, effective July 15, 1986.

KRS 118.600

118.600 Repealed, effective January 1, 1984.
Catchline at repeal: Notification of nominees by Secretary of State.
History: Repealed 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 402, sec. 5, effective January 1, 1984. --
Amended 1980 Ky. Acts ch. 114, sec. 15, effective July 15, 1980. -- Created 1974
Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 141, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.601

118.601 Notification of nominees by Secretary of State -- Order of names on ballot -
- Certification of candidates.
(1) The Secretary of State shall contact each person who has been nominated by
petition, or who has been nominated pursuant to KRS 118.591(5) and (6), and
notify him in writing by certified mail, with return receipt requested, that his name
will appear as a candidate on the Kentucky presidential primary ballot of his party.
(2) The order in which the names of candidates for a presidential preference primary are
to be printed on the ballot shall be determined by lot at a public drawing in the
office of the Secretary of State at 2 p.m., standard time, on the Thursday following
the last Tuesday in January preceding the presidential preference primary.
(3) Not later than the date set forth in KRS 118.215(1)(a) preceding the presidential
preference primary, and after the order of the names has been determined as
provided by subsection (2) of this section, the Secretary of State shall certify to each
county clerk the name, place of residence, and party of each candidate, as specified
in the notice of candidacy forms or petitions filed with him and shall designate the
device with which the candidates of each party shall be printed, in the order in
which they are to appear on the ballot, with precedence to be given to the party that
polled the highest number of votes at the preceding election for presidential
electors, followed by the political party which received the second highest number
of votes.
Effective: July 15, 2008
History: Amended 2008 Ky. Acts ch. 79, sec. 14, effective July 15, 2008. -- Amended
1996 Ky. Acts ch. 3, sec. 2, effective January 29, 1996. -- Amended 1992 Ky. Acts
ch. 296, sec. 17, effective July 14, 1992. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 54,
effective July 13, 1990; and ch. 431, sec. 6, effective July 13, 1990. -- Created 1986
Ky. Acts ch. 29, sec. 6, effective July 15, 1986; and ch. 470, sec. 22, effective July
15, 1986.

KRS 118.610

118.610 Repealed, effective January 1, 1984.
Catchline at repeal: Candidates required to make deposit with Secretary of State --
Refund -- Escheat to commonwealth.
History: Repealed 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 402, sec. 5, effective January 1, 1984. --
Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 32, effective July 15, 1982. -- Created 1974
Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 142, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.611

118.611 Candidates required to make deposit with Secretary of State -- Refund --
Escheat to Commonwealth.
Before any candidate's name is placed upon the official ballot by the Secretary of State for
a presidential preference primary in the Commonwealth, the candidate shall remit to the
Secretary of State a filing fee of one thousand dollars ($1,000), which shall be
nonrefundable unless no presidential preference primary is held.
Effective: July 13, 1990
History: Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 55, effective July 13, 1990; and ch. 431,
sec. 7, effective July 13, 1990. -- Created 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 29, sec. 7, effective July
15, 1986.
Legislative Research Commission Note (7/13/90). This section was amended by two
1990 Acts which do not appear to be in conflict and have been compiled together.

KRS 118.620

118.620 Repealed, effective January 1, 1984.
Catchline at repeal: Secretary of state to place candidates' names on ballots -- Provision
for casting "uncommitted" vote.
History: Repealed 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 402, sec. 5, effective January 1, 1984. --
Amended 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 81, sec. 1, effective March 29, 1976. -- Created 1974
Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 143, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.621

118.621 Secretary of State to place candidates' names on ballot -- Provisions for
casting uncommitted vote.
The Secretary of State shall place the names of all candidates who have been nominated
by petition, or who have been nominated pursuant to KRS 118.591(5) and (6), on the
official presidential preference primary ballot of their respective political parties. The
Secretary of State shall additionally place on the ballot of each political party a ballot slot
for voters to cast an "uncommitted" vote. This vote shall be entitled to the same
proportionate representation as a candidate under KRS 118.641, but delegates
representing these voters shall not be bound by the first ballot requirement of KRS
118.631.
Effective: January 29, 1996
History: Amended 1996 Ky. Acts ch. 3, sec. 3, effective January 29, 1996. -- Amended
1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 56, effective July 13, 1990. -- Created 1986 Ky. Acts
ch. 29, sec. 8, effective July 15, 1986.

KRS 118.630

118.630 Repealed, effective January 1, 1984.
Catchline at repeal: Certification of results of preference primary.
History: Repealed 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 402, sec. 5, effective January 1, 1984. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 144, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.631

118.631 Certification of results of preference primary.
Upon completion of the official canvass of the results of the primary by the State Board
of Elections, the Secretary of State shall certify to the state chairman of each political
party participating in the presidential preference primary the following:
(1) The names of the candidates entitled to delegate votes under provisions of KRS
118.641;
(2) The total vote received by each;
(3) A declaration that the results of the presidential preference primary, in accordance
with the division of votes reflected by the official canvass, shall be the official vote
cast by each political party at its national convention, on the first ballot only, and
shall be designated by KRS 118.551 to 118.651 as an automatic vote, expressing the
will of the people of the Commonwealth of Kentucky; and
(4) After the vote on the first ballot by the political party at its national convention, as
required by this section, all responsibility under KRS 118.551 to 118.651 shall
terminate and further balloting shall be the prerogative of the political parties as
might be prescribed by the rules of such political parties.
Effective: July 15, 1986
History: Created 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 29, sec. 9, effective July 15, 1986.

KRS 118.640

118.640 Repealed, effective January 1, 1984.
Catchline at repeal: Distribution of authorized delegate vote among party candidates.
History: Repealed 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 402, sec. 5, effective January 1, 1984. --
Amended 1980 Ky. Acts ch. 166, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1980. -- Amended 1976
Ky. Acts ch. 81, sec. 2, effective March 29, 1976. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130,
sec. 145, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.641

118.641 Distribution of authorized delegate vote among party candidates.
(1) The political parties in distributing authorized delegate votes among party
candidates shall select one (1) of the following methods of distribution:
(a) The candidates receiving the highest number of votes, provided each
candidate receives at least fifteen percent (15%) of the total vote cast by his
political party, shall be awarded a pro rata portion of the authorized delegate
vote of his political party as follows:
1. The total vote received by the candidates qualifying under the provisions
of KRS 118.551 to 118.651 and subsections herein shall, when
combined, be equal to one hundred percent (100%);
2. Each such candidate shall share in the total percentage in direct
proportion to the total vote received by him mathematically determined
to be the percentage of the aggregate vote which represents one hundred
percent (100%);
3. Each political party shall appropriate such percentage, as is determined
by this section, to the total number of delegate votes as are allotted by
the national committee of each party; or
(b) The candidate receiving the highest number of votes cast by his political party
shall be awarded a pro rata portion of the authorized delegate vote of his
political party in compliance with the state party rules for that party.
(2) Each political party shall, on the first ballot at its national convention, cast this
Commonwealth's vote for the candidates as determined by the primary or party
caucus and calculated under this section or under party rules, whichever is
applicable. Provided, however, that in the event of the death or withdrawal of a
candidate receiving votes under this section prior to the tabulation of the first ballot,
any delegate votes allocated to such candidate shall be considered uncommitted.
Withdrawal shall mean notice in writing by the candidate to the chairman of the
Kentucky delegation prior to the first ballot.
Effective: July 13, 1990
History: Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 431, sec. 8, effective July 13, 1990. -- Created
1986 Ky. Acts ch. 29, sec. 10, effective July 15, 1986.

KRS 118.650

118.650 Repealed, effective January 1, 1984.
Catchline at repeal: Notice to political party's national committee.
History: Repealed 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 402, sec. 5, effective January 1, 1984. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 146, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.651

118.651 Notice to political party's national committee.
It shall be the responsibility of the state chairman of each political party to notify his
party's national committee, no later than January 30 of each year in which such
presidential primary shall be conducted, of the provisions contained herein relating to the
automatic vote on the first ballot as required under KRS 118.551 to 118.641.
Effective: July 15, 1986
History: Created 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 29, sec. 11, effective July 15, 1986.

KRS 118.710

118.710 Proclamation for special election of Governor.
Except as provided in KRS 120.205, when a vacancy happens in the office of Governor,
requiring an election, a proclamation therefor shall be issued by the Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court, or if he is absent from the state or unable to act, by one (1) of the
associate justices, and shall be directed to the sheriffs. The proclamation shall be
published by the sheriffs as required by KRS 118.750.
Effective: July 15, 1986
History: Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 470, sec. 33, effective July 15, 1986. -- Amended
1976 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 14, sec. 132, effective March 19, 1977. --
Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 147, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.720

118.720 Proclamation for special election for Congressional representative.
When an election is to be held to fill a vacancy in the office of representative in Congress,
a proclamation therefor, in lieu of a writ of election, shall be issued and signed by the
Governor and shall be directed to the proper sheriffs. The proclamation shall be published
by the sheriffs as required by KRS 118.750.
Effective: July 15, 1986
History: Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 470, sec. 34, effective July 15, 1986. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 148, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.730

118.730 Writ for special election for member of General Assembly.
When a vacancy exists in either house of the General Assembly during its session, the
presiding officer of the house in which the vacancy exists shall issue a writ of election;
when the General Assembly is not in session, the writ shall be issued by the Governor.
The writ shall be signed by the officer issuing it, shall designate the day for holding the
election, and shall be directed to the proper sheriff or sheriffs.
Effective: July 13, 1984
History: Amended 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective July 13, 1984. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 149, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.740

118.740 Delivery of proclamations and writs to sheriffs.
A copy of a proclamation issued under KRS 118.710 or 118.720, or a writ of election
issued under KRS 118.730 shall be forwarded by mail to the sheriff of each county in the
district in which the election is to be held, at least thirty-five (35) days before the election.
The sheriff of each county in which an election is to be held shall give notice at least
thirty (30) days before the day of election. If, from any cause, the sheriff cannot properly
act, he shall immediately hand the writ or proclamation to the person authorized to act in
his place.
Effective: July 13, 1990
History: Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 57, effective July 13, 1990. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 150, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.750

118.750 Publication of proclamations and writs by sheriffs.
Immediately on receipt of a proclamation or writ of election, or other sufficient
information thereof, the sheriff shall give notice thereof by publication pursuant to KRS
Chapter 424 and by handbills posted at the courthouse door and at the several places of
voting.
Effective: June 21, 1974
History: Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 151, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.760

118.760 Nominations of candidates for special elections.
Nominations by political parties, as defined in KRS 118.015, to fill vacancies at special
elections shall be made in the manner determined by the governing authority of the party
in the territory in which the election is to be held. An independent, or political
organization, or political group candidate may be nominated at a special election by a
petition of electors qualified to vote for him or her. The independent, or political
organization, or political group candidate shall not be a registered member of a political
party prior to the filing of the petition as prescribed in KRS 118.770. The form of the
petition and the required number of signatures on the petition are set forth in KRS
118.315(2).
Effective: July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 123, sec. 6, effective July 15, 2010. -- Amended
1986 Ky. Acts ch. 470, sec. 35, effective July 15,1986. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts
ch. 130, sec. 152, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.770

118.770 Time for filing petitions and certificates of nomination for special election
of Governor, congressional representative or General Assembly member.
When a writ of election or proclamation is issued to fill a vacancy as prescribed in KRS
118.710, 118.720, or 118.730, independent, or political organization, or political group
petitions and certificates of nomination may be filed twenty-eight (28) days before the day
of election, and if filed with the Secretary of State shall be immediately certified by him
or her to the proper county clerks.
Effective: July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 123, sec. 7, effective July 15, 2010. -- Amended
1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 58, effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended 1986 Ky. Acts
ch. 470, sec. 36, effective July 15, 1986. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 153,
effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.775

118.775 Person elected to fill vacancy to take office immediately upon certification
of results and administration of oath.
A successful candidate in a special election held for the purpose of filling a vacancy in
any elective office shall take office immediately upon certification of the election results
by the State Board of Elections or the county board of elections in which the special
election was held, and administration of the oath of office.
Effective: July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 123, sec. 8, effective July 15, 2010. -- Created
1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 50, effective July 13, 1990.

KRS 118.780

118.780 Repealed, 1976.
Catchline at repeal: Absent voting by disabled person.
History: Repealed 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 247, sec. 16, effective June 19, 1976. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 154, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.790

118.790 Repealed, 1976.
Catchline at repeal: Application for absent ballot.
History: Repealed 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 247, sec. 16, effective June 19, 1976. -- Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 155, effective June 21, 1974.

KRS 118.990

118.990 Repealed, 1974.
Catchline at repeal: Penalties.
History: Repealed 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 69, effective December 1, 1972. --
Amended 1960 Ky. Acts ch. 34, sec. 2, effective June 16, 1960. -- Amended 1942
Ky.Acts ch. 169, sec. 4. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective
October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. secs. 1462, 1472, 1475, 1476, 1477a, 1482, 1550-
33, 1550-34, 1569, 1570, 1571, 1574.

KRS 118.995

118.995 Penalties.
(1) Any person who violates any of the provisions of KRS 118.136 shall be guilty of a
Class A misdemeanor.
(2) If the Secretary of State violates any of the provisions of subsection (4) of KRS
118.215, he shall be guilty of a Class D felony.
(3) Any person who violates subsection (5) of KRS 118.176 shall be guilty of a Class A
misdemeanor.
(4) If any county clerk violates any of the provisions of subsection (5) of KRS 118.305,
he shall be guilty of a Class D felony.
Effective: July 13, 1990
History: Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 59, effective July 13, 1990; and ch. 366,
sec. 9, effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended 1980 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 100, effective
July 15, 1980. -- Amended 1978 Ky. Acts ch. 384, sec. 562, effective June 17, 1978.
-- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 156, effective June 21, 1974.
Legislative Research Commission Note (7/13/90). This section was amended by two
1990 Acts which do not appear to be in conflict and have been compiled together.

KRS 118A.010

118A.010 Definitions -- Applicability of provisions of KRS Chapter 118.
As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
(1) "Ballot" or "official ballot" means the voting machine ballot label, ballot cards,
paper ballots, an absentee ballot, a special ballot, or a supplemental paper ballot
which has been authorized for the use of the voters in any primary, general, or
special election by the Secretary of State or the county clerk;
(2) "Ballot card" means a tabulating card on which votes may be recorded by a voter by
use of a voting device or by marking with a pen or special marking device;
(3) "Ballot label" means the cards, papers, booklet, pages, or other material on which
appear the names of candidates and the questions to be voted on by means of ballot
cards or voting machines;
(4) "Election" refers only to elections for offices of the Court of Justice; and
(5) "Voting machine" or "machine" shall include lever machines and, as far as
applicable, any electronic or electromechanical unit and supplies utilized or relied
upon by a voter in casting his vote in an election.
No provisions of KRS Chapter 118 existing on March 10, 1976, except KRS 118.015
through 118.045 shall apply to such elections. All other provisions of the election laws
not inconsistent with this chapter shall be applicable thereto.
Effective: June 24, 2003
History: Amended 2003 Ky. Acts ch. 66, sec. 17, effective June 24, 2003. -- Amended
1982 Ky. Acts ch. 360, sec. 42, effective July 15, 1982. -- Created 1976 Ky. Acts
ch. 54, sec. 1, effective March 10, 1976.

KRS 118A.020

118A.020 Justices of the Supreme Court.
Justices of the Supreme Court shall be elected from the Supreme Court districts
established by KRS Chapter 21A.
Effective: March 10, 1976
History: Created 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 54, sec. 2, effective March 10, 1976.

KRS 118A.030

118A.030 Judges of the Court of Appeals.
(1) Judges of the Court of Appeals shall be elected from the same districts as are
justices of the Supreme Court.
(2) In each Court of Appeals district there shall be, for election purposes, numbered
divisions corresponding to the number of Court of Appeals Judges in the district.
Each judge shall be elected at large from the entire district.
(3) Each numbered division of a district shall be voted upon and shall be tallied
separately.
Effective: March 10, 1976
History: Created 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 54, sec. 3, effective March 10, 1976.

KRS 118A.040

118A.040 Circuit Judges.
(1) Circuit Judges shall be elected from the judicial circuits established in KRS Chapter
23A.
(2) In judicial circuits having two (2) or more judges there shall be, for election
purposes, numbered divisions corresponding to the number of Circuit Judges in the
circuit. Each judge shall be elected at large from the entire circuit.
(3) Each numbered division of a circuit shall be voted upon and shall be tallied
separately.
Effective: July 15, 1980
History: Amended 1980 Ky. Acts ch. 188, sec. 101, effective July 15, 1980. -- Created
1976 Ky. Acts ch. 54, sec. 4, effective March 10, 1976.

KRS 118A.045

118A.045 Election of family court judges.
(1) Family court judges shall be elected from the judicial circuits established in KRS
Chapter 23A and to a family court division so designated by the Supreme Court
pursuant to Section 112(6) of the Constitution of Kentucky.
(2) All family court divisions as certified by the Clerk of the Supreme Court of
Kentucky shall have such designation specifically appear on the ballot. The words
"Family Court" shall be printed on the ballot in an appropriate location for divisions
of Circuit Court certified by the Clerk of the Supreme Court of Kentucky as family
court divisions. Prior to the first Wednesday after the first Monday in November of
each scheduled election year, the Clerk of the Supreme Court of Kentucky shall
certify the divisions of Circuit Court within a judicial circuit that are designated as
family court divisions and deliver such certification to the Secretary of State.
(3) Except as provided in KRS 23A.070, in judicial circuits having two (2) or more
judges there shall be, for election purposes, numbered divisions corresponding to
the number of Circuit Judges in the circuit. Each judge shall be elected at large from
the entire circuit.
(4) Each numbered division of a circuit shall be voted upon and shall be tallied
separately.
Effective: June 20, 2005
History: Amended 2005 Ky. Acts ch. 124, sec. 2, effective June 20, 2005. -- Created
2003 Ky. Acts ch. 66, sec. 3, effective June 24, 2003.

KRS 118A.050

118A.050 District Judges.
(1) District Judges shall be elected from judicial districts.
(2) In judicial districts having two (2) or more judges there shall be, for election
purposes, numbered divisions corresponding to the number of District Judges in the
district. Each judge shall be elected at large from the entire district.
(3) Each numbered division of a district shall be voted upon and shall be tallied
separately.
Effective: March 10, 1976
History: Created 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 54, sec. 5, effective March 10, 1976.

KRS 118A.060

118A.060 Petition for nomination -- Examination of petition -- Form and order of
names on ballot -- Secretary of State's duties -- Ballot position unalterable --
Certification of nomination.
(1) Except as provided in KRS 118A.100, no person's name shall appear on a ballot
label or absentee ballot for an office of the Court of Justice without first having
been nominated as provided in this section.
(2) Each candidate for nomination shall file a petition for nomination with the Secretary
of State not earlier than the first Wednesday after the first Monday in November of
the year preceding the year in which the office will appear on the ballot and not later
than the last Tuesday in January preceding the day fixed by law for holding the
primary election for the office. The petition shall be sworn to before an officer
authorized to administer an oath by the candidate and by not less than two (2)
registered voters from the district or circuit from which he or she seeks nomination.
Signatures for nomination papers shall not be affixed on the document to be filed
prior to the first Wednesday after the first Monday in November of the year
preceding the year in which the office will appear on the ballot. The petition shall
be filed no later than 4 p.m. local time at the place of filing when filed on the last
date on which the papers are permitted to be filed.
(3) The petition for nomination shall be in the form prescribed by the State Board of
Elections. The petition shall include a declaration sworn to by the candidate, that he
or she possesses all the constitutional and statutory requirements of the office for
which the candidate has filed. Titles, ranks, or spurious phrases shall not be
accepted on the petition and shall not be printed on the ballots as part of the
candidate's name; however, nicknames, initials, and contractions of given names
may be acceptable as the candidate's name.
(4) The Secretary of State shall examine the petition of each candidate to determine
whether it is regular on its face. If there is an error, the Secretary of State shall
notify the candidate by certified mail within twenty-four (24) hours of filing. The
order of names on the ballot for each district or circuit, and numbered division
thereof if divisions exist, shall be determined by lot at a public drawing to be held in
the office of the Secretary of State at 2 p.m., standard time, on the Thursday
following the last Tuesday in January preceding the primary election.
(5) Not later than the date set forth in KRS 118.215(1)(a) preceding the primary
election, and after the order of names on the ballot has been determined as required
in subsection (4) of this section, the Secretary of State shall:
(a) Certify to the county clerks of the respective counties entitled to participate in
the election of the various candidates, the name and place of residence of each
candidate for each office, by district or circuit, and numbered division thereof
if divisions exist, as specified in the petitions for nomination filed with him;
and
(b) Designate for the county clerks the office of the Court of Justice with which
the names of candidates shall be printed and the order in which they are to
appear on the ballot.
(6) The ballot position of a candidate shall not be changed after the ballot position has
been designated by the Secretary of State.
(7) The county clerks of each county shall cause to be printed on the ballot labels for
the voting machines and on the special ballots for the primary the names of the
candidates for offices in the Court of Justice.
(8) The names of the candidates shall be placed on the voting machine in a separate
column or columns or in a separate line or lines and identified by the words
"Judicial Ballot." The words "Vote for one," or "Vote for one in each division,"
shall be printed on the ballot in an appropriate location. The office, numbered
division thereof if divisions exist, and the candidates therefor shall be clearly
labeled. No party designation or emblem of any kind, nor any sign indicating any
candidate's political belief or party affiliation, shall be used on voting machines or
special ballots.
(9) The two (2) candidates receiving the highest number of votes for nomination for
justice or judge of a district or circuit, or numbered division thereof if divisions
exist, shall be nominated. Certificates of nomination shall be issued as provided in
KRS 118A.190.
(10) If it appears after expiration of the time for filing petitions for nomination that there
are not more than two (2) candidates who have filed the necessary petitions for a
place on the ballot in the regular election, no drawing for ballot position shall be
held and the Secretary of State shall immediately issue and file in the Secretary's
office certificates of nomination, and send copies to the candidates.
Effective: July 15, 2008
History: Amended 2008 Ky. Acts ch. 79, sec. 15, effective July 15, 2008. -- Amended
2000 Ky. Acts ch. 275, sec. 3, effective July 14, 2000. -- Amended 1998 Ky. Acts
ch. 2, sec. 10, effective July 15, 1998. -- Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 296, sec. 18,
effective July 14, 1992. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 60, effective July 13,
1990. -- Amended 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 238, sec. 3, effective July 15, 1988. -- Amended
1986 Ky. Acts ch. 470, sec. 37, effective July 15, 1986. -- Amended 1984 Ky. Acts
ch. 185, sec. 25, effective July 13, 1984. -- Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 33,
effective July 15, 1982. -- Amended 1976 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 1, sec. 11. --
Created 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 54, sec. 6, effective March 10, 1976.
Legislative Research Commission Note (7/15/2008). The Reviser of Statutes has
corrected a manifest clerical or typographical error in the way this statute was
amended in 2008 Ky. Acts ch. 79, sec. 15. In that Act, subsection (3) of this statute
was inadvertently deleted and subsection (2) of this statute was inadvertently
repeated, then amended. This change has been made under the authority of KRS
7.136(1)(h).
Legislative Research Commission Note (1/13/93). Pursuant to KRS 7.136(1)(e), the
prior reference to KRS 118A.110 which appeared in subsection (1) of this statute has
been deleted because of the repeal of KRS 118A.110 by 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 454, sec.
2, effective July 14, 1992.

KRS 118A.070

118A.070 Repealed, 1988.
Catchline at repeal: Eligibility of voters.
History: Repealed 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 50, effective July 15, 1988. -- Created
1976 Ky. Acts ch. 54, sec. 8, effective March 10, 1976.

KRS 118A.080

118A.080 Denial of right to have name placed on ballot -- Restoration.
No person who was a candidate for nomination for any office of the Court of Justice in a
primary election and who, before the succeeding regular election, is declared by the final
judgment of any court of competent jurisdiction to have violated, in the primary election,
any provision of KRS Chapter 121, or to be responsible for such violation by others, shall
have his name placed on the ballot for any office to be voted for in the succeeding regular
election. However, if such judgment is subsequently reversed prior to the time of printing
of the ballots, the candidate's name shall be restored on the ballot.
Effective: March 10, 1976
History: Created 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 54, sec. 8, effective March 10, 1976.

KRS 118A.090

118A.090 Determination of order of names on ballot for regular election --
Secretary of State's duties -- Ballot labels -- Ballot position unalterable -- Who
elected.
(1) For the regular election, the order of names on the ballot for each district or circuit,
and numbered division thereof if divisions exist, shall be determined by lot at a
public drawing to be held in the office of the Secretary of State at 2 p.m., standard
time, on the Thursday following the second Tuesday in August preceding the
regular election.
(2) Not later than the date set forth in KRS 118.215(1)(c) after the filing deadline for
the regular election in a year in which there is no election for President and Vice
President of the United States, or not later than the date set forth in KRS
118.215(1)(d) preceding a regular election in a year in which there is an election for
President and Vice President of the United States, and after the order of names on
the ballot has been determined as required in subsection (1) of this section, the
Secretary of State shall:
(a) Certify to the county clerks of the respective counties entitled to participate in
the election of the various candidates, the name and place of residence of each
candidate for each office, by district or circuit, and numbered division thereof
if divisions exist, as certified under KRS 118A.060; and
(b) Designate for the county clerks the office of the Court of Justice with which
the names of candidates shall be printed and the order in which they are to
appear on the ballot.
(3) The ballot position of a candidate shall not be changed after the ballot position has
been designated by the Secretary of State. The county clerks of each county shall
cause to be printed on the ballot labels for the voting machines and on the special
ballots for the regular elections the names of the candidates for offices of the Court
of Justice.
(4) The names of the candidates shall be placed on the voting machine in a separate
column or columns or in a separate line or lines and identified by the words
"Judicial Ballot," and in such a manner that the casting of a vote for all of the
candidates of a political party will not operate to cast a vote for judicial candidates.
The words "Vote for one" or "Vote for one in each division," shall be printed on the
ballot in an appropriate location. The office, numbered division thereof if divisions
exist, and the candidates therefor shall be clearly labeled. No party designation or
emblem of any kind, nor any sign indicating any candidate's political belief or party
affiliation, shall be used on voting machines or special ballots.
(5) The candidate receiving the highest number of votes cast at the regular election for a
district or circuit, or for a numbered division thereof if divisions exist, shall be
elected.
Effective: July 15, 2008
History: Amended 2008 Ky. Acts ch. 79, sec. 16, effective July 15, 2008. -- Amended
1998 Ky. Acts ch. 2, sec. 11, effective July 15, 1998. -- Amended 1996 Ky. Acts
ch. 195, sec. 19, effective July 15, 1996. -- Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 296, sec. 19,
effective July 14, 1992. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 61, effective July 13,
1990. -- Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 470, sec. 38, effective July 15, 1986. --
Amended 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 26, effective July 13, 1984. -- Amended 1976
(1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 1, sec. 12. -- Created 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 54, sec. 9,
effective March 10, 1976.

KRS 118A.100

118A.100 Filling vacancy for unexpired term -- Filling nomination when nominees
unavailable.
(1) Candidates for an unexpired term of a judicial office to be filled at a regular election
shall be nominated at the primary next preceding the regular election in the manner
prescribed in KRS 118A.060 if the vacancy occurs not later than the second
Tuesday in January preceding the primary. If the vacancy occurs on or after that
date, the election to fill the unexpired term shall be held in accordance with the
procedures described in this section and Section 152 of the Constitution of
Kentucky.
(2) If in a regular election for judicial office no candidates nominated as provided in
KRS 118A.060 are available due to death, incapacity, or withdrawal, and the
candidates have not been replaced as provided in KRS 118A.060, the election to fill
the regular term shall be conducted in the manner prescribed in subsections (3)
through (11) of this section.
(3) Each candidate shall file a petition for nomination with the Secretary of State not
earlier than the first Wednesday after the first Monday in November of the year
preceding the year in which the election for the unexpired term will be held and not
later than the second Tuesday in August preceding the day fixed by law for holding
the regular election for the unexpired term. The petition shall be sworn to by the
candidate and by not less than two (2) registered voters from the district or circuit
from which he or she seeks nomination, before an officer authorized to administer
an oath. Signatures for nomination papers shall not be affixed on the document to
be filed prior to the first Wednesday after the first Monday in November of the year
preceding the year in which the office will appear on the ballot. The petition shall
be filed no later than 4 p.m. local time at the place of filing when filed on the last
date on which the papers are permitted to be filed.
(4) The petition for nomination shall be in the form prescribed by the State Board of
Elections. The petition shall include a declaration sworn to by the candidate, that he
or she possesses all the constitutional and statutory requirements of the office for
which the candidate has filed. Titles, ranks, or spurious phrases shall not be
accepted on the petition and shall not be printed on the ballots as part of the
candidate's name; however, nicknames, initials, and contractions of given names
may be acceptable as the candidate's name.
(5) The Secretary of State shall examine the petition of each candidate to determine
whether it is regular on its face. If there is an error, the Secretary of State shall
notify the candidate by certified mail within twenty-four (24) hours of filing.
(6) The order of names on the ballot for each district or circuit, and numbered division
thereof if divisions exist, shall be determined by lot at a public drawing to be held in
the office of the Secretary of State at 2 p.m., standard time, on the Thursday
following the second Tuesday in August preceding the regular election.
(7) Not later than the date set forth in KRS 118.215 and after the order of names on the
ballot has been determined as required in subsection (6) of this section, the
Secretary of State shall:
(a) Certify to the county clerks of the respective counties entitled to participate in
the election of the various candidates, the name and place of residence of each
candidate for each office, by district or circuit, and numbered division thereof
if divisions exist, as specified in the petitions for nomination filed with the
Secretary of State; and
(b) Designate for the county clerks the office of the Court of Justice with which
the names of candidates shall be printed and the order in which they are to
appear on the ballot.
(8) The ballot position of a candidate shall not be changed after the ballot position has
been designated by the county clerk.
(9) The county clerks of each county shall cause to be printed on the ballot labels for
the voting machines and on the absentee ballots for the regular election the names
of the candidates for offices of the Court of Justice.
(10) The names of the candidates shall be placed on the voting machine in a separate
column or columns or in a separate line or lines and identified by the words
"Judicial Ballot," and in a manner so that the casting of a vote for all of the
candidates of a political party will not operate to cast a vote for judicial candidates.
The words "Vote for one" or "Vote for one in each division," shall be printed on the
appropriate location. The office, numbered division thereof if divisions exist, and
the candidates therefor shall be clearly labeled. No party designation or emblem of
any kind, nor any sign indicating any candidate's political belief or party affiliation,
shall be used on voting machines or special ballots.
(11) The candidate receiving the highest number of votes cast at the regular election for a
district or circuit, or for a numbered division thereof if divisions exist, shall be
elected.
Effective: July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 123, sec. 9, effective July 15, 2010. -- Amended
1998 Ky. Acts ch. 2, sec. 12, effective July 15, 1998. -- Amended 1996 Ky. Acts
ch. 195, sec. 20, effective July 15, 1996. -- Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 296, sec. 20,
effective July 14, 1992. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 62, effective July 13,
1990. -- Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 4, effective January 1, 1987; and
ch. 470, sec. 39, effective July 15, 1986. -- Amended 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 27,
effective July 13, 1984. -- Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 34, effective July
15, 1982; and ch. 449, sec. 14, effective July 15, 1982. -- Amended 1976 (1st Extra.
Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 1, sec. 13. -- Created 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 54, sec. 10, effective
March 10, 1976.

KRS 118A.105

118A.105 Repealed, 1992.
Catchline at repeal: Filling vacancy where only one nominee in race.
History: Repealed 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 454, sec. 2, effective July 14,1992. -- Created
1982 Ky. Acts ch. 394, sec. 2, effective July 15, 1982.

KRS 118A.110

118A.110 Repealed, 1992.
Catchline at repeal: Initial election of judges to Court of Appeals.
History: Repealed 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 454, sec. 2, effective July 14, 1992. -- Amended
1984 Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 28, effective July 13, 1984. -- Amended 1982 Ky. Acts
ch. 449, sec. 15, effective July 15, 1982. -- Created 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 54, sec. 11,
effective March 10, 1976.

KRS 118A.120

118A.120 Repealed, 2003.
Catchline at repeal: Publication and posting of names of certified candidates.
History: Repealed 2003, Ky. Acts ch. 88, sec. 2, effective June 24, 2003. -- Created
1976 Ky. Acts ch. 54, sec. 12, effective March 10, 1976.

KRS 118A.130

118A.130 Candidate's name to appear but once.
No judicial candidate's name shall appear on any voting machine or absentee ballot more
than once.
Effective: July 14, 1992
History: Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 296, sec. 21, effective July 14, 1992. -- Created
1976 Ky. Acts ch. 54, sec. 13, effective March 10, 1976.

KRS 118A.140

118A.140 Register of candidates.
(1) The Secretary of State shall keep a book entitled "Register of Candidates for
Nomination to Offices of the Court of Justice," and shall enter in that book the
name and place of residence of each candidate for nomination to the office of
justice or judge in the primary election and the date of receipt of his nomination
papers. The book shall be a public record.
(2) Petitions for candidacy filed pursuant to KRS 118A.100 shall also be entered in this
book.
Effective: March 10, 1976
History: Created 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 54, sec. 14, effective March 10, 1976.
Legislative Research Commission Note (1/13/93). Pursuant to KRS 7.136(1)(e), the
prior reference to KRS 118A.110 which appeared in subsection (2) of this statute has
been deleted because of the repeal of KRS 118A.110 by 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 454, sec.
2, effective July 14, 1992.

KRS 118A.150

118A.150 Certification of candidates -- Ballot labels -- Effect of death or
withdrawal of candidate -- Penalty.
(1) In certification of candidates for judicial office, no reference shall be made to
political affiliation.
(2) The Secretary of State shall not knowingly certify to the county clerk of any county
the name of any candidate who has not filed the required nomination or candidacy
papers, nor knowingly fail to certify the name of any candidate who has filed the
required nomination or candidacy papers.
(3) No county clerk shall knowingly cause to be printed on the ballot labels or absentee
ballots for any election, the name of a candidate for an office of the Court of Justice
who has not been certified in the manner specified in this chapter.
(4) If, before the time of certification of candidates who will appear on the ballot
provided for in this chapter, any candidate whose petition or certificate of
nomination or petition for candidacy has been filed, dies or notifies the Secretary of
State in writing, signed and properly notarized, that he will not accept the
nomination or election, the Secretary of State shall not certify his name.
(5) If, after the certification of candidates who will appear on the ballot, any candidate
whose petition or certificate of nomination or petition for candidacy has been filed,
dies or notifies the Secretary of State in the manner described in subsection (4) of
this section, that he will not accept the nomination or election, the Secretary of State
shall immediately notify the appropriate county clerk, and the clerk shall ensure that
notice is provided to the appropriate precincts as provided in subsection (7) of this
section.
(6) If after the certification of candidates who will appear on the ballot, any candidate
whose name appears on the ballot shall withdraw or die, neither the precinct
election officers nor the county board of elections shall tabulate or record the votes
cast for the candidate; and, in a primary election, if there are only one (1) or two (2)
remaining candidates on the ballot for that office, following the withdrawal or death
of the other candidate or candidates, neither the precinct election officers nor the
county board of elections shall tabulate or record the votes for the remaining
candidate or candidates, and the officer with whom the remaining candidate or
candidates has filed his or her nomination papers shall immediately issue and file in
his or her office a certificate of nomination for that remaining candidate or
candidates and send a copy to the remaining candidate or candidates.
(7) If, after the certification of candidates who will appear on the ballot, any candidate
whose name appears on the ballot shall withdraw pursuant to KRS 118.212 or die,
the county clerk shall provide notices to the precinct election officers who shall see
that a notice is conspicuously displayed at the polling place advising voters of the
change, and that votes for the candidate shall not be tabulated or recorded. If the
county clerk learns of the death or withdrawal at least five (5) days prior to the
election and provides the notices required by this subsection and the precinct
officers fail to post the notices at the polling place, the officers shall be guilty of a
violation, subject to a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10) nor more than two
hundred fifty dollars ($250).
Effective: June 24, 2003
History: Amended 2003 Ky. Acts ch. 101, sec. 4, effective June 24, 2003. -- Amended
1998 Ky. Acts ch. 2, sec. 13, effective July 15, 1998. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts
ch. 48, sec. 63, effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 470, sec. 40,
effective July 15, 1986. -- Created 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 54, sec. 15, effective March 10,
1976.

KRS 118A.160

118A.160 Hours for filing -- Inspection.
All nomination or candidacy papers filed under this chapter shall during normal business
hours be subject to inspection by any person.
Effective: March 10, 1976
History: Created 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 54, sec. 16, effective March 10, 1976.

KRS 118A.170

118A.170 Repealed, 1986.
Catchline at repeal: Ballot labels.
History: Repealed 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 470, sec. 43, effective July 15, 1986. -- Created
1976 Ky. Acts ch. 54, sec. 17, effective March 10, 1976.

KRS 118A.180

118A.180 Repealed, 1988.
Catchline at repeal: Preservation of petitions and certificates.
History: Repealed 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 341, sec. 50, effective July 15, 1988. -- Created
1976 Ky. Acts ch. 54, sec. 18, effective March 10, 1976.

KRS 118A.190

118A.190 Issuance of certificates by State Board of Elections -- Tie votes.
(1) The State Board of Elections shall issue certificates of nomination or election for all
primary and regular elections as provided in this section.
(2) Following a primary or regular election, the board of elections of each county shall
make out duplicate certificates of the total number of votes received by each
candidate, by circuit or district, and numbered division thereof if divisions exist.
The certificate of the total number of votes shall be certified to the Secretary of
State's Office not later than 12 noon, prevailing time, on the Friday following the
primary or regular election. The clerk shall keep one (1) of the certificates in his or
her office and, within three (3) days of their receipt from the board, shall forward
the other certificate by mail to the Secretary of State who shall deliver it to the State
Board of Elections.
(3) The State Board of Elections shall meet to count and tabulate the votes received by
the different candidates as certified to the Secretary of State no later than the third
Monday after the primary or regular election. When the board certifies the results of
a primary or regular election, the right to contest the election or primary shall not be
impaired. A majority of the members of the board shall constitute a quorum and
may act. The board shall prepare the certificates of nomination or election in the
office of the board, from the returns made. The certificates shall be in writing and in
duplicate, and shall be signed by the board members. The board shall forward the
original certificate, by mail, to the nominated or elected candidate, unless he or she
has failed to comply with KRS Chapter 121. The duplicate shall be retained in the
office of the board.
(4) Certificates of nomination for a judicial office shall be issued to the two (2)
candidates receiving the highest number of votes, except that if more than two (2)
candidates are found to have received the highest and an equal number of votes for
the same office or if two (2) or more candidates are found to have received the
second highest and an equal number of votes for the same office, the election shall
be determined by lot in the manner the board directs, in the presence of not less than
three (3) other persons.
(5) The certificate of election for a judicial office shall be issued to the candidate
receiving the highest number of votes, except that if two (2) or more candidates are
found to have received the highest and an equal number of votes for the same
office, the election shall be determined by lot in the manner the board directs, in the
presence of not less than three (3) other persons.
Effective: July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 123, sec. 10, effective July 15, 2010. -- Amended
1986 Ky. Acts ch. 470, sec. 41, effective July 15, 1986. -- Amended 1978 Ky. Acts
ch. 318, sec. 11, effective June 17, 1978. -- Created 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 54, sec. 19,
effective March 10, 1976.

KRS 118A.990

118A.990 Penalty.
Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter or who fails to perform his
duties in the manner specified in this chapter shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
Effective: March 10, 1976
History: Created 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 54, sec. 29, effective March 10, 1976.

KRS 118B.010

118B.010 2001 redistricting -- Explanation of sources -- Official maps.
For the purpose of this chapter:
(1) The boundaries of the congressional districts created by this chapter shall be those
shown on the maps generated by the Legislative Research Commission's geographic
information system to accompany the redistricting plan enacted into law. The
official copies of these maps shall be on file with the State Board of Elections. A
duplicate set of maps and associated population information shall be retained by the
Legislative Research Commission.
(2) (a) Designated precincts are those precincts in existence on July 15, 2000.
Precinct boundaries shown in the maps referred to in subsection (1) of this
section are taken from county precinct maps and verified and corrected by the
Legislative Research Commission staff in consultation with county election
officials.
(b) Census tracts and blocks shown in the maps referred to in subsection (1) of
this section are those utilized for the making of the 2000 United States
Census.
(c) Population data utilized for redistricting is the 2000 United States Census Pub.
L. 94-171 population data that was deemed to be official by the United States
Secretary of Commerce on or before July 15, 2001, and election precinct
population data prepared by the Legislative Research Commission staff from
the official Pub. L. 94-171 population data.
Effective: January 31, 2002
History: Amended 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 1, sec. 145, effective January 31, 2002. -- Created
1991 (2nd Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 4, sec. 8, effective December 20, 1991.

KRS 118B.100

118B.100 Division of Commonwealth into congressional districts.
The Commonwealth of Kentucky is divided into six (6) congressional districts as
provided by KRS 118B.110 to 118B.160.
Effective: December 20, 1991
History: Created 1991 (2nd Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 4, sec. 7, effective December
20, 1991.

KRS 118B.110

118B.110 First Congressional District.
The First Congressional District shall consist of the following territory:
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COUNTY PREC SEC NAME TRACT BLCK SECT
ADAIR
ALLEN
BALLARD
BUTLER
CALDWELL
CALLOWAY
CARLISLE
CASEY
CHRISTIAN
CLINTON
CRITTENDEN
CUMBERLAND
FULTON
GRAVES
HENDERSON
HICKMAN
HOPKINS
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LIVINGSTON
LOGAN
LYON
MARSHALL
MCCRACKEN
MCLEAN
METCALFE
MONROE
MUHLENBERG
OHIO A101 E HARTFORD
OHIO A102 W HARTFORD
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OHIO B101 E. BEAVER DAM
OHIO B102 W. BEAVER DAM
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OHIO B103 BEAVER DAM #20 980600 1000 0202
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OHIO B104 N BEAVER DAM
OHIO C101 ROCKPORT
OHIO C102 MCHENRY
OHIO C104 N. CENTERTOWN
OHIO C105 S. CENTERTOWN
OHIO E101 CROMWELL
OHIO E105 COOL SPRINGS
RUSSELL
SIMPSON
TODD
TRIGG
UNION
WEBSTER
Effective: January 31, 2002
History: Repealed and reenacted 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 1, sec. 139, effective January 31,
2002. -- Amended 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 497, sec. 4, effective November 9, 1994. –
Created 1991 (2nd Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 4, sec. 1, effective December 20, 1991.

KRS 118B.120

118B.120 Second Congressional District.
The Second Congressional District shall consist of the following territory:
---CENSUS---
COUNTY PREC SEC NAME TRACT BLCK SECT
BARREN
BRECKINRIDGE
BULLITT
DAVIESS
EDMONSON
GRAYSON
GREEN
HANCOCK
HARDIN
HART
JEFFERSON A121 PRECINCT 121 28 DISTRICT 012104 2004 0202
JEFFERSON A121 PRECINCT 121 28 DISTRICT 012104 2005
JEFFERSON A121 PRECINCT 121 28 DISTRICT 012104 2007
JEFFERSON A122 PRECINCT 122 28 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON A130 PRECINCT 130 28 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON A132 PRECINCT 132 28 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON B127 PRECINCT 127 29 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON B128 PRECINCT 128 29 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON B130 PRECINCT 130 29 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON B131 PRECINCT 131 29 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON B134 PRECINCT 134 29 DISTRICT 011703 3020
JEFFERSON B141 PRECINCT 141 29 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON B147 PRECINCT 147 29 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON B148 PRECINCT 148 29 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON B150 PRECINCT 150 29 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H136 PRECINCT 136 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H138 PRECINCT 138 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H143 PRECINCT 143 35 DISTRICT
LARUE
MARION
MEADE
NELSON
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OHIO A104 HARTFORD #21 980300 1021
OHIO A104 HARTFORD #21 980300 1022
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OHIO A104 HARTFORD #21 980300 1025
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OHIO A104 HARTFORD #21 980300 1036
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OHIO A104 HARTFORD #21 980300 1042
OHIO A104 HARTFORD #21 980300 1043
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OHIO A104 HARTFORD #21 980300 1051
OHIO A104 HARTFORD #21 980300 1999
OHIO A104 HARTFORD #21 980300 3000
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OHIO A104 HARTFORD #21 980300 4001
OHIO A104 HARTFORD #21 980500 4010 0202
OHIO A105 BUFORD
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OHIO B103 BEAVER DAM #20 980500 4076 0102
OHIO B103 BEAVER DAM #20 980500 4077
OHIO C103 BEDA
OHIO D101 FORDSVILLE
OHIO D102 DEANFIELD
OHIO D103 ELMITCH
OHIO D104 MAGAN
OHIO D106 DUNDEE
OHIO E102 HORSE BRANCH
OHIO E103 ROSINE
OHIO E104 OLATON
SHELBY
SPENCER
TAYLOR
WARREN
WASHINGTON
Effective: January 31, 2002
History: Repealed and reenacted 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 1, sec. 140, effective January 31,
2002. -- Amended 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 497, sec. 5, effective November 9, 1994. –
Created 1991 (2nd Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 4, sec. 2, effective December 20, 1991.

KRS 118B.130

118B.130 Third Congressional District.
The Third Congressional District shall consist of the following territory:
---CENSUS---
COUNTY PREC SEC NAME TRACT BLCK SECT
JEFFERSON A105 PRECINCT 105 28 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON A107 PRECINCT 107 28 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON A108 PRECINCT 108 28 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON A111 PRECINCT 111 28 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON A113 PRECINCT 113 28 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON A114 PRECINCT 114 28 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON A115 PRECINCT 115 28 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON A117 PRECINCT 117 28 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON A118 PRECINCT 118 28 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON A119 PRECINCT 119 28 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON A120 PRECINCT 120 28 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON A121 PRECINCT 121 28 DISTRICT 012104 1000
JEFFERSON A121 PRECINCT 121 28 DISTRICT 012104 1001
JEFFERSON A121 PRECINCT 121 28 DISTRICT 012104 1002
JEFFERSON A121 PRECINCT 121 28 DISTRICT 012104 1003
JEFFERSON A121 PRECINCT 121 28 DISTRICT 012104 1004
JEFFERSON A121 PRECINCT 121 28 DISTRICT 012104 1005
JEFFERSON A121 PRECINCT 121 28 DISTRICT 012104 1006
JEFFERSON A121 PRECINCT 121 28 DISTRICT 012104 1007
JEFFERSON A121 PRECINCT 121 28 DISTRICT 012104 1008
JEFFERSON A121 PRECINCT 121 28 DISTRICT 012104 1009
JEFFERSON A121 PRECINCT 121 28 DISTRICT 012104 1010
JEFFERSON A121 PRECINCT 121 28 DISTRICT 012104 1011
JEFFERSON A121 PRECINCT 121 28 DISTRICT 012104 1012
JEFFERSON A121 PRECINCT 121 28 DISTRICT 012104 1013
JEFFERSON A121 PRECINCT 121 28 DISTRICT 012104 1014
JEFFERSON A121 PRECINCT 121 28 DISTRICT 012104 1015
JEFFERSON A121 PRECINCT 121 28 DISTRICT 012104 1016
JEFFERSON A121 PRECINCT 121 28 DISTRICT 012104 1017
JEFFERSON A121 PRECINCT 121 28 DISTRICT 012104 1018
JEFFERSON A121 PRECINCT 121 28 DISTRICT 012104 1019
JEFFERSON A121 PRECINCT 121 28 DISTRICT 012104 1020
JEFFERSON A121 PRECINCT 121 28 DISTRICT 012104 1021
JEFFERSON A121 PRECINCT 121 28 DISTRICT 012104 1022
JEFFERSON A121 PRECINCT 121 28 DISTRICT 012104 1023
JEFFERSON A121 PRECINCT 121 28 DISTRICT 012104 1024 0202
JEFFERSON A121 PRECINCT 121 28 DISTRICT 012104 1999 0102
JEFFERSON A123 PRECINCT 123 28 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON A124 PRECINCT 124 28 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON A125 PRECINCT 125 28 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON A126 PRECINCT 126 28 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON A127 PRECINCT 127 28 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON A128 PRECINCT 128 28 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON A129 PRECINCT 129 28 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON A131 PRECINCT 131 28 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON A133 PRECINCT 133 28 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON A134 PRECINCT 134 28 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON B117 PRECINCT 117 29 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON B119 PRECINCT 119 29 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON B120 PRECINCT 120 29 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON B121 PRECINCT 121 29 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON B124 PRECINCT 124 29 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON B125 PRECINCT 125 29 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON B126 PRECINCT 126 29 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON B129 PRECINCT 129 29 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON B132 PRECINCT 132 29 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON B133 PRECINCT 133 29 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON B134 PRECINCT 134 29 DISTRICT 011703 1003
JEFFERSON B134 PRECINCT 134 29 DISTRICT 011703 2012
JEFFERSON B134 PRECINCT 134 29 DISTRICT 011703 2013
JEFFERSON B134 PRECINCT 134 29 DISTRICT 011703 3000
JEFFERSON B134 PRECINCT 134 29 DISTRICT 011703 3001
JEFFERSON B134 PRECINCT 134 29 DISTRICT 011703 3002
JEFFERSON B134 PRECINCT 134 29 DISTRICT 011703 3007
JEFFERSON B134 PRECINCT 134 29 DISTRICT 011703 3008
JEFFERSON B134 PRECINCT 134 29 DISTRICT 011703 3009
JEFFERSON B134 PRECINCT 134 29 DISTRICT 011703 3010
JEFFERSON B134 PRECINCT 134 29 DISTRICT 011703 3015
JEFFERSON B134 PRECINCT 134 29 DISTRICT 011703 3016
JEFFERSON B134 PRECINCT 134 29 DISTRICT 011703 3017
JEFFERSON B134 PRECINCT 134 29 DISTRICT 011703 3018
JEFFERSON B134 PRECINCT 134 29 DISTRICT 011703 3019
JEFFERSON B134 PRECINCT 134 29 DISTRICT 011703 3021
JEFFERSON B134 PRECINCT 134 29 DISTRICT 011703 3022
JEFFERSON B134 PRECINCT 134 29 DISTRICT 011703 3023
JEFFERSON B134 PRECINCT 134 29 DISTRICT 011703 3025
JEFFERSON B134 PRECINCT 134 29 DISTRICT 011703 3026
JEFFERSON B134 PRECINCT 134 29 DISTRICT 011703 3027
JEFFERSON B134 PRECINCT 134 29 DISTRICT 011703 3028
JEFFERSON B134 PRECINCT 134 29 DISTRICT 011703 3029
JEFFERSON B134 PRECINCT 134 29 DISTRICT 011703 3030
JEFFERSON B134 PRECINCT 134 29 DISTRICT 011703 3997
JEFFERSON B134 PRECINCT 134 29 DISTRICT 011703 3998
JEFFERSON B138 PRECINCT 138 29 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON B139 PRECINCT 139 29 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON B143 PRECINCT 143 29 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON B146 PRECINCT 146 29 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON B149 PRECINCT 149 29 DIST
JEFFERSON C101 PRECINCT 101 30 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON C102 PRECINCT 102 30 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON C103 PRECINCT 103 30 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON C104 PRECINCT 104 30 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON C105 PRECINCT 105 30 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON C106 PRECINCT 106 30 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON C108 PRECINCT 108 30 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON C109 PRECINCT 109 30 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON C110 PRECINCT 110 30 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON C111 PRECINCT 111 30 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON C113 PRECINCT 113 30 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON C115 PRECINCT 115 30 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON C121 PRECINCT 121 30 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON C122 PRECINCT 122 30 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON C123 PRECINCT 123 30 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON C124 PRECINCT 124 30 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON C125 PRECINCT 125 30 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON C126 PRECINCT 126 30 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON C127 PRECINCT 127 30 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON C128 PRECINCT 128 30 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON C129 PRECINCT 129 30 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON C130 PRECINCT 130 30 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON C131 PRECINCT 131 30 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON D101 PRECINCT 101 31 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON D104 PRECINCT 104 31 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON D105 PRECINCT 105 31 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON D106 PRECINCT 106 31 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON D108 PRECINCT 108 31 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON D109 PRECINCT 109 31 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON D110 PRECINCT 110 31 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON D113 PRECINCT 113 31 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON D114 PRECINCT 114 31 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON D115 PRECINCT 115 31 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON D116 PRECINCT 116 31 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON D117 PRECINCT 117 31 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON D120 PRECINCT 120 31 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON D121 PRECINCT 121 31 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON D122 PRECINCT 122 31 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON D123 PRECINCT 123 31 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON D124 PRECINCT 124 31 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON D126 PRECINCT 126 31 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON D127 PRECINCT 127 31 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON D128 PRECINCT 128 31 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON D129 PRECINCT 129 31 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON D130 PRECINCT 130 31 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON D131 PRECINCT 131 31 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON D132 PRECINCT 132 31 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON D133 PRECINCT 133 31 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON D134 PRECINCT 134 31 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON D135 PRECINCT 135 31 DIST
JEFFERSON D136 PRECINCT 136 31 DIST
JEFFERSON D137 PRECINCT 137 31 DIST
JEFFERSON D138 PRECINCT 138 31 DIST
JEFFERSON D139 PRECINCT 139 31 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E103 PRECINCT 103 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E104 PRECINCT 104 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E105 PRECINCT 105 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E107 PRECINCT 107 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E110 PRECINCT 110 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E111 PRECINCT 111 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E112 PRECINCT 112 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E114 PRECINCT 114 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E116 PRECINCT 116 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E118 PRECINCT 118 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E119 PRECINCT 119 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E120 PRECINCT 120 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E126 PRECINCT 126 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E130 PRECINCT 130 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E138 PRECINCT 138 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E139 PRECINCT 139 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E140 PRECINCT 140 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E141 PRECINCT 141 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E142 PRECINCT 142 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E143 PRECINCT 143 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E144 PRECINCT 144 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E145 PRECINCT 145 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E146 PRECINCT 146 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E147 PRECINCT 147 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E148 PRECINCT 148 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E149 PRECINCT 149 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E150 PRECINCT 150 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E151 PRECINCT 151 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E152 PRECINCT 152 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E153 PRECINCT 153 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E154 PRECINCT 154 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E155 PRECINCT 155 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E156 PRECINCT 156 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON E157 PRECINCT 157 32 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F101 PRECINCT 101 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F103 PRECINCT 103 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F106 PRECINCT 106 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F108 PRECINCT 108 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F109 PRECINCT 109 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F110 PRECINCT 110 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F111 PRECINCT 111 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F112 PRECINCT 112 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F113 PRECINCT 113 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F116 PRECINCT 116 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F117 PRECINCT 117 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F118 PRECINCT 118 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F119 PRECINCT 119 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F120 PRECINCT 120 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F121 PRECINCT 121 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F122 PRECINCT 122 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F125 PRECINCT 125 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F126 PRECINCT 126 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F127 PRECINCT 127 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F128 PRECINCT 128 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F129 PRECINCT 129 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F130 PRECINCT 130 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F131 PRECINCT 131 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F132 PRECINCT 132 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F133 PRECINCT 133 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F134 PRECINCT 134 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F137 PRECINCT 137 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F138 PRECINCT 138 33 DIST
JEFFERSON F139 PRECINCT 139 33 DIST
JEFFERSON F140 PRECINCT 140 33 DIST
JEFFERSON F141 PRECINCT 141 33 DIST
JEFFERSON F142 PRECINCT 142 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F143 PRECINCT 143 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F144 PRECINCT 144 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F145 PRECINCT 145 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F146 PRECINCT 146 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON F147 PRECINCT 147 33 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G103 PRECINCT 103 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G104 PRECINCT 104 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G106 PRECINCT 106 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G107 PRECINCT 107 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G108 PRECINCT 108 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G109 PRECINCT 109 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G111 PRECINCT 111 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G112 PRECINCT 112 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G116 PRECINCT 116 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G117 PRECINCT 117 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G119 PRECINCT 119 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G120 PRECINCT 120 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G121 PRECINCT 121 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G122 PRECINCT 122 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G123 PRECINCT 123 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G124 PRECINCT 124 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G126 PRECINCT 126 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G129 PRECINCT 129 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G138 PRECINCT 138 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G139 PRECINCT 139 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G140 PRECINCT 140 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G141 PRECINCT 141 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G142 PRECINCT 142 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G143 PRECINCT 143 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G144 PRECINCT 144 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G145 PRECINCT 145 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G146 PRECINCT 146 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G147 PRECINCT 147 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G148 PRECINCT 148 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G149 PRECINCT 149 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G150 PRECINCT 150 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G151 PRECINCT 151 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON G153 PRECINCT 153 34 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H102 PRECINCT 102 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H103 PRECINCT 103 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H105 PRECINCT 105 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H106 PRECINCT 106 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H109 PRECINCT 109 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H110 PRECINCT 110 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H111 PRECINCT 111 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H112 PRECINCT 112 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H113 PRECINCT 113 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H114 PRECINCT 114 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H115 PRECINCT 115 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H116 PRECINCT 116 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H117 PRECINCT 117 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H118 PRECINCT 118 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H120 PRECINCT 120 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H121 PRECINCT 121 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H123 PRECINCT 123 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H124 PRECINCT 124 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H125 PRECINCT 125 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H126 PRECINCT 126 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H127 PRECINCT 127 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H130 PRECINCT 130 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H131 PRECINCT 131 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H132 PRECINCT 132 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H133 PRECINCT 133 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H134 PRECINCT 134 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H140 PRECINCT 140 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H141 PRECINCT 141 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON H142 PRECINCT 142 35 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON I101 PRECINCT 101 37 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON I103 PRECINCT 103 37 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON I104 PRECINCT 104 37 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON I105 PRECINCT 105 37 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON I106 PRECINCT 106 37 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON I107 PRECINCT 107 37 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON I109 PRECINCT 109 37 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON I110 PRECINCT 110 37 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON I111 PRECINCT 111 37 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON I112 PRECINCT 112 37 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON I114 PRECINCT 114 37 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON I115 PRECINCT 115 37 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON I117 PRECINCT 117 37 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON I120 PRECINCT 120 37 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON I122 PRECINCT 122 37 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON I123 PRECINCT 123 37 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON I124 PRECINCT 124 37 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON I125 PRECINCT 125 37 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON I126 PRECINCT 126 37 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON I127 PRECINCT 127 37 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON I128 PRECINCT 128 37 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON I129 PRECINCT 129 37 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON I130 PRECINCT 130 37 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON I133 PRECINCT 133 37 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON I134 PRECINCT 134 37 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON I135 PRECINCT 135 37 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON J101 PRECINCT 101 38 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON J104 PRECINCT 104 38 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON J105 PRECINCT 105 38 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON J107 PRECINCT 107 38 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON J108 PRECINCT 108 38 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON J110 PRECINCT 110 38 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON J111 PRECINCT 111 38 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON J113 PRECINCT 113 38 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON J114 PRECINCT 114 38 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON J117 PRECINCT 117 38 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON J119 PRECINCT 119 38 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON J120 PRECINCT 120 38 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON J122 PRECINCT 122 38 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON J123 PRECINCT 123 38 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON J127 PRECINCT 127 38 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON J128 PRECINCT 128 38 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON J129 PRECINCT 129 38 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON J130 PRECINCT 130 38 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON J131 PRECINCT 131 38 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON J133 PRECINCT 133 38 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON J135 PRECINCT 135 38 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON J136 PRECINCT 136 38 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON K103 PRECINCT 103 40 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON K104 PRECINCT 104 40 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON K105 PRECINCT 105 40 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON K107 PRECINCT 107 40 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON K108 PRECINCT 108 40 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON K110 PRECINCT 110 40 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON K111 PRECINCT 111 40 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON K112 PRECINCT 112 40 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON K113 PRECINCT 113 40 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON K114 PRECINCT 114 40 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON K116 PRECINCT 116 40 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON K117 PRECINCT 117 40 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON K118 PRECINCT 118 40 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON K119 PRECINCT 119 40 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON K121 PRECINCT 121 40 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON K122 PRECINCT 122 40 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON K123 PRECINCT 123 40 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON K125 PRECINCT 125 40 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON K126 PRECINCT 126 40 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON K127 PRECINCT 127 40 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON K128 PRECINCT 128 40 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON K129 PRECINCT 129 40 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON K130 PRECINCT 130 40 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON K131 PRECINCT 131 40 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON K132 PRECINCT 132 40 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON L101 PRECINCT 101 41 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON L103 PRECINCT 103 41 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON L104 PRECINCT 104 41 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON L107 PRECINCT 107 41 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON L108 PRECINCT 108 41 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON L109 PRECINCT 109 41 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON L110 PRECINCT 110 41 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON L111 PRECINCT 111 41 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON L112 PRECINCT 112 41 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON L113 PRECINCT 113 41 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON L114 PRECINCT 114 41 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON L115 PRECINCT 115 41 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON L116 PRECINCT 116 41 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON L117 PRECINCT 117 41 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON L118 PRECINCT 118 41 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON L119 PRECINCT 119 41 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON L121 PRECINCT 121 41 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON L122 PRECINCT 122 41 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON L124 PRECINCT 124 41 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON L126 PRECINCT 126 41 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON L127 PRECINCT 127 41 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON L129 PRECINCT 129 41 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON L130 PRECINCT 130 41 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON L131 PRECINCT 131 41 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON L132 PRECINCT 132 41 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON L133 PRECINCT 133 41 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON M102 PRECINCT 102 42 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON M103 PRECINCT 103 42 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON M104 PRECINCT 104 42 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON M105 PRECINCT 105 42 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON M106 PRECINCT 106 42 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON M107 PRECINCT 107 42 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON M110 PRECINCT 110 42 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON M113 PRECINCT 113 42 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON M114 PRECINCT 114 42 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON M115 PRECINCT 115 42 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON M116 PRECINCT 116 42 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON M117 PRECINCT 117 42 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON M120 PRECINCT 120 42 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON M121 PRECINCT 121 42 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON M123 PRECINCT 123 42 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON M124 PRECINCT 124 42 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON M125 PRECINCT 125 42 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON M129 PRECINCT 129 42 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON M130 PRECINCT 130 42 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON M131 PRECINCT 131 42 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON M132 PRECINCT 132 42 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON M133 PRECINCT 133 42 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON M134 PRECINCT 134 42 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON M135 PRECINCT 135 42 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON M136 PRECINCT 136 42 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON N101 PRECINCT 101 43 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON N102 PRECINCT 102 43 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON N103 PRECINCT 103 43 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON N104 PRECINCT 104 43 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON N105 PRECINCT 105 43 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON N106 PRECINCT 106 43 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON N107 PRECINCT 107 43 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON N108 PRECINCT 108 43 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON N109 PRECINCT 109 43 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON N110 PRECINCT 110 43 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON N111 PRECINCT 111 43 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON N112 PRECINCT 112 43 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON N113 PRECINCT 113 43 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON N115 PRECINCT 115 43 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON N117 PRECINCT 117 43 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON N118 PRECINCT 118 43 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON N119 PRECINCT 119 43 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON N121 PRECINCT 121 43 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON N122 PRECINCT 122 43 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON N124 PRECINCT 124 43 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON O103 PRECINCT 103 44 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON O104 PRECINCT 104 44 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON O105 PRECINCT 105 44 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON O107 PRECINCT 107 44 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON O109 PRECINCT 109 44 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON O111 PRECINCT 111 44 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON O112 PRECINCT 112 44 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON O113 PRECINCT 113 44 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON O114 PRECINCT 114 44 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON O115 PRECINCT 115 44 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON O116 PRECINCT 116 44 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON O117 PRECINCT 117 44 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON O119 PRECINCT 119 44 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON O121 PRECINCT 121 44 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON O123 PRECINCT 123 44 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON O124 PRECINCT 124 44 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON O126 PRECINCT 126 44 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON O127 PRECINCT 127 44 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON O128 PRECINCT 128 44 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON O129 PRECINCT 129 44 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON O130 PRECINCT 130 44 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON O131 PRECINCT 131 44 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON O132 PRECINCT 132 44 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON Q101 PRECINCT 101 46 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON Q103 PRECINCT 103 46 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON Q104 PRECINCT 104 46 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON Q105 PRECINCT 105 46 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON Q107 PRECINCT 107 46 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON Q109 PRECINCT 109 46 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON Q112 PRECINCT 112 46 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON Q113 PRECINCT 113 46 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON Q114 PRECINCT 114 46 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON Q115 PRECINCT 115 46 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON Q116 PRECINCT 116 46 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON Q117 PRECINCT 117 46 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON Q118 PRECINCT 118 46 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON Q119 PRECINCT 119 46 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON Q120 PRECINCT 120 46 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON Q122 PRECINCT 122 46 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON Q123 PRECINCT 123 46 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON Q124 PRECINCT 124 46 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON Q125 PRECINCT 125 46 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON Q126 PRECINCT 126 46 DIST
JEFFERSON Q127 PRECINCT 127 46 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R105 PRECINCT 105 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R106 PRECINCT 106 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R111 PRECINCT 111 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R112 PRECINCT 112 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R113 PRECINCT 113 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R114 PRECINCT 114 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R115 PRECINCT 115 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R116 PRECINCT 116 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R117 PRECINCT 117 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R118 PRECINCT 118 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R119 PRECINCT 119 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R120 PRECINCT 120 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R121 PRECINCT 121 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R122 PRECINCT 122 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R123 PRECINCT 123 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R124 PRECINCT 124 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R125 PRECINCT 125 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R126 PRECINCT 126 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R127 PRECINCT 127 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R128 PRECINCT 128 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R130 PRECINCT 130 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R131 PRECINCT 131 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R132 PRECINCT 132 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R133 PRECINCT 133 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R134 PRECINCT 134 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R135 PRECINCT 135 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R136 PRECINCT 136 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R137 PRECINCT 137 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R138 PRECINCT 138 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R139 PRECINCT 139 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R140 PRECINCT 140 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R141 PRECINCT 141 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON R142 PRECINCT 142 47 DIST
JEFFERSON R143 PRECINCT 143 47 DIST
JEFFERSON R144 PRECINCT 144 47 DIST
JEFFERSON R145 PRECINCT 134 47 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON S101 PRECINCT 101 48 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON S102 PRECINCT 102 48 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON S103 PRECINCT 103 48 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON S116 PRECINCT 116 48 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON S117 PRECINCT 117 48 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON S118 PRECINCT 118 48 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON S119 PRECINCT 119 48 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON S120 PRECINCT 120 48 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON S121 PRECINCT 121 48 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON S122 PRECINCT 122 48 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON S125 PRECINCT 125 48 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON S126 PRECINCT 126 48 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON S128 PRECINCT 128 48 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON S129 PRECINCT 129 48 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON S130 PRECINCT 130 48 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON S131 PRECINCT 131 48 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON S132 PRECINCT 132 48 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON S133 PRECINCT 133 48 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON S134 PRECINCT 134 48 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON S135 PRECINCT 135 48 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON S136 PRECINCT 136 48 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON S137 PRECINCT 137 48 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON S138 PRECINCT 138 48 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON S139 PRECINCT 139 48 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON S140 PRECINCT 140 48 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON S141 PRECINCT 141 48 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON S142 PRECINCT 142 48 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON S143 PRECINCT 143 48 DIST
JEFFERSON S144 PRECINCT 144 48 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON T101 PRECINCT 101 59 DISTRICT
JEFFERSON T102 PRECINCT 102 59 DISTRICT
Effective: January 31, 2002
History: Repealed and reenacted 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 1, sec. 141, effective January 31,
2002. -- Created 1991 (2nd Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 4, sec. 3, effective December
20, 1991.

KRS 118B.140

118B.140 Fourth Congressional District.
The Fourth Congressional District shall consist of the following territory:
---CENSUS---
COUNTY PREC SEC NAME TRACT BLCK SECT
BATH A101 SHARPSBURG NO. 1
BATH A102 SHARPSBURG NO. 2
BATH A103 BETHEL
BATH A104 SOUTH SHERBURNE
BATH B101 OWINGSVILLE NO. 1
BATH B102 OWINGSVILLE NO. 2
BATH B103 OWINGSVILLE NO. 3
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3015
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3016
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3024
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3035
BATH C104 OLYMPIA
BATH C105 PRESTON
BOONE
BOYD
BRACKEN
CAMPBELL
CARROLL
CARTER
ELLIOTT
FLEMING
GALLATIN
GRANT
GREENUP
HARRISON
HENRY
KENTON
LEWIS
MASON
NICHOLAS
OLDHAM
OWEN
PENDLETON
ROBERTSON
SCOTT A100 PORTER
SCOTT A102 SADIEVILLE
SCOTT A104 COUNTY EXTENSION 040500 1040
SCOTT A104 COUNTY EXTENSION 040500 1064
SCOTT A104 COUNTY EXTENSION 040600 1000 0102
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040400 2010 0102
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040400 2011 0202
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040400 2013
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040400 2014
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040400 2015
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040400 2017 0102
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040400 2018 0102
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040400 2019 0102
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040400 2021 0102
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040400 2022
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040400 2026
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040400 2027
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040400 2028
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040400 2029
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040400 2030
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040400 2031
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040400 2032
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040400 2034
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040400 2054
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040400 2055
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040400 2056
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040400 2057
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040500 1050
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040500 1051
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040500 1052
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040500 1053
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040500 1054 0203
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040500 1055
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040500 1056 0202
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040500 1057
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040500 1058
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040500 1999
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040600 1000 0202
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040600 1001 0203
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 2001
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 2002
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 2004
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 2005
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 2006
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 2009
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 2010
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 2014 0102
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 2016
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 2037
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 2038
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 2014 0202
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 2015
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 2017
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 2018
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 2019
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 2020
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 2029
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 2036
TRIMBLE
Effective: January 31, 2002
History: Repealed and reenacted 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 1, sec. 142, effective January 31,
2002. -- Amended 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 497, sec. 6, effective November 9, 1994. –
Created 1991 (2nd Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 4, sec. 4, December 20, 1991.

KRS 118B.150

118B.150 Fifth Congressional District.
The Fifth Congressional District shall consist of the following territory:
---CENSUS---
COUNTY PREC SEC NAME TRACT BLCK SECT
BATH C101 SALT LICK NO. 1
BATH C102 SALT LICK NO. 2
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 1001 0303
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 1002
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 1003
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 1004
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 1005
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 1006 0102
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 1007
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 1035
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 1036
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 1037
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 1038
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 2052 0102
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 2054
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3000 0102
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3001
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3002
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3003
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3004
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3005
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3006
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3007
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3008
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3009
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3010
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3011
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3012
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3013
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3014
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3037
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3038
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3039
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3040
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3041
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3042
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3043
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3044
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3045
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3046
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3047
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3048
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3049
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3051 0202
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3052
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3053 0102
BATH C103 WHITE SULPHUR 970300 3057
BELL
BREATHITT
CLAY
FLOYD
HARLAN
JACKSON
JOHNSON
KNOTT
KNOX
LAUREL
LAWRENCE
LEE
LESLIE
LETCHER
MAGOFFIN
MARTIN
MCCREARY
MENIFEE
MORGAN
OWSLEY
PERRY
PIKE
PULASKI
ROCKCASTLE
ROWAN
WAYNE
WHITLEY
WOLFE
Effective: January 31, 2002
History: Repealed and reenacted 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 1, sec. 143, effective January 31,
2002. -- Amended 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 497, sec. 7, effective November 9, 1994. –
Created (1991 2nd Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 4, sec. 5, effective December 20, 1991.

KRS 118B.160

118B.160 Sixth Congressional District.
The Sixth Congressional District shall consist of the following territory:
---CENSUS---
COUNTY PREC SEC NAME TRACT BLCK SECT
ANDERSON
BOURBON
BOYLE
CLARK
ESTILL
FAYETTE
FRANKLIN
GARRARD
JESSAMINE
LINCOLN A101 STANFORD #1
LINCOLN A102 STANFORD #2
LINCOLN A103 STANFORD #3
LINCOLN B101 CRAB ORCHARD #1
LINCOLN B102 CRAB ORCHARD #2
LINCOLN B103 BROUGHTENTOWN
LINCOLN B104 STANFORD # 5
LINCOLN C101 WAYNESBURG #1
LINCOLN C104 HALLS GAP
LINCOLN D101 HUSTONVILLE 980200 1025 0102
LINCOLN D101 HUSTONVILLE 980200 1026
LINCOLN D101 HUSTONVILLE 980200 2000
LINCOLN D101 HUSTONVILLE 980200 2001
LINCOLN D101 HUSTONVILLE 980200 2002
LINCOLN D101 HUSTONVILLE 980200 2003
LINCOLN D101 HUSTONVILLE 980200 2004
LINCOLN D101 HUSTONVILLE 980200 2005
LINCOLN D101 HUSTONVILLE 980200 2006
LINCOLN D101 HUSTONVILLE 980200 2007
LINCOLN D101 HUSTONVILLE 980200 2008
LINCOLN D101 HUSTONVILLE 980200 2009
LINCOLN D101 HUSTONVILLE 980200 2067
LINCOLN D101 HUSTONVILLE 980200 2068
LINCOLN D101 HUSTONVILLE 980200 2069
LINCOLN D101 HUSTONVILLE 980200 2070
LINCOLN D101 HUSTONVILLE 980200 2071
LINCOLN D101 HUSTONVILLE 980200 2072
LINCOLN D101 HUSTONVILLE 980200 2073
LINCOLN D101 HUSTONVILLE 980200 3005 0102
LINCOLN D102 MCKINNEY 980200 3001
LINCOLN D102 MCKINNEY 980200 3002
LINCOLN D102 MCKINNEY 980200 3003
LINCOLN D102 MCKINNEY 980200 3004
LINCOLN D102 MCKINNEY 980200 3005 0202
LINCOLN D102 MCKINNEY 980200 3006
LINCOLN D102 MCKINNEY 980200 3007
LINCOLN D102 MCKINNEY 980200 3008
LINCOLN D102 MCKINNEY 980200 3009
LINCOLN D102 MCKINNEY 980200 3010
LINCOLN D102 MCKINNEY 980200 3011
LINCOLN D102 MCKINNEY 980200 3012
LINCOLN D102 MCKINNEY 980200 3023
LINCOLN D102 MCKINNEY 980200 3024
LINCOLN D102 MCKINNEY 980200 3025
LINCOLN D102 MCKINNEY 980200 3026
LINCOLN D102 MCKINNEY 980200 3027
LINCOLN D102 MCKINNEY 980200 3028
LINCOLN D102 MCKINNEY 980200 3031
LINCOLN D103 MORELAND 980100 2021
LINCOLN D103 MORELAND 980100 2022
LINCOLN D103 MORELAND 980100 2029
LINCOLN D103 MORELAND 980100 2030
LINCOLN D103 MORELAND 980100 2031
LINCOLN D103 MORELAND 980100 2032
LINCOLN D103 MORELAND 980200 1000
LINCOLN D103 MORELAND 980200 1001
LINCOLN D103 MORELAND 980200 1019
LINCOLN D103 MORELAND 980200 1020
LINCOLN D103 MORELAND 980200 1023
LINCOLN D103 MORELAND 980200 1025 0202
LINCOLN D103 MORELAND 980200 1071
LINCOLN D104 STANFORD # 4
MADISON
MERCER
MONTGOMERY
POWELL
SCOTT A104 COUNTY EXTENSION 040500 1054 0303
SCOTT A104 COUNTY EXTENSION 040500 1056 0102
SCOTT A104 COUNTY EXTENSION 040500 1063
SCOTT A104 COUNTY EXTENSION 040500 1065
SCOTT A104 COUNTY EXTENSION 040600 1001 0103
SCOTT A104 COUNTY EXTENSION 040600 1001 0303
SCOTT A104 COUNTY EXTENSION 040600 1002
SCOTT A104 COUNTY EXTENSION 040600 1003
SCOTT A104 COUNTY EXTENSION 040600 1004
SCOTT A104 COUNTY EXTENSION 040600 1005
SCOTT A104 COUNTY EXTENSION 040600 1020
SCOTT A104 COUNTY EXTENSION 040600 1021
SCOTT A104 COUNTY EXTENSION 040600 1024
SCOTT A104 COUNTY EXTENSION 040600 1025
SCOTT A104 COUNTY EXTENSION 040600 1026
SCOTT A104 COUNTY EXTENSION 040600 1027
SCOTT A104 COUNTY EXTENSION 040600 1029
SCOTT A104 COUNTY EXTENSION 040600 1030
SCOTT A104 COUNTY EXTENSION 040600 1050
SCOTT A104 COUNTY EXTENSION 040600 1051
SCOTT A104 COUNTY EXTENSION 040600 1052
SCOTT A104 COUNTY EXTENSION 040600 1053
SCOTT A106 DRY RUN 040400 2033
SCOTT B101 NORTH CARDOME
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 2007
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 2008
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 2011
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 2012
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 2013
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 2030
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 2031
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 2032
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 2033
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 3010
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 3011
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 3014
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 3015
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 3016
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 3017
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 3018
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 3019
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 3020
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 3021
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 3022
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 3023
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 3024
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 3032
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 3033
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 3034
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 3035
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 3036
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 3037
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040500 3038
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040600 1009
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040600 1010
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040600 1011
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040600 1012
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040600 1090
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040600 1099
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040600 1100
SCOTT B103 MINORSVILLE 040600 1101 0202
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 2021
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 2022
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 2023
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 2024
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 2025
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 2026
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 2027
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 2028
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 2034
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 2035
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 3001 0202
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 3002
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 3003
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 3004
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 3005
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 3006
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 3007
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 3008
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 3009
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 3012
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 3013
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 3025
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 3026
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 3027
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 3028
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 3029
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 3030
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040500 3031
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040600 1006 0102
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040600 1007
SCOTT B105 STAMPING GROUND 040600 1008
SCOTT B107 GREAT CROSSING
SCOTT B109 SOUTH CARDOME
SCOTT C110 IRONWORKS
SCOTT C112 OLD GREAT CROSSING SCHOOL
SCOTT C114 WEST CANE RUN
SCOTT C116 EAST CANE RUN
SCOTT D111 WEST OXFORD
SCOTT D113 EAST OXFORD
SCOTT D115 NEWTOWN
SCOTT D117 EASTSIDE
SCOTT E118 NORTH COURTHOUSE
SCOTT E120 SOUTH COURTHOUSE
SCOTT E122 NORTH HAMILTON
SCOTT E124 GARTH SCHOOL
SCOTT F119 ROYAL SPRINGS
SCOTT F121 SOUTH BROADWAY
SCOTT F123 INDIAN HILLS
SCOTT F125 GEORGETOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL
SCOTT G126 INDIAN ACRES
SCOTT G128 SOUTHERN SCHOOL WEST
SCOTT G130 SOUTHERN SCHOOL EAST
SCOTT G132 MARSHALL FIELD FIRE STA
WOODFORD
Effective: January 31, 2002
History: Repealed and reenacted 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 1, sec. 144, effective January 31,
2002. -- Amended 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 497, sec. 8, effective November 9, 1994. –
Created 1991 (2nd Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 4, sec. 6, effective December 20, 1991.