🗳️ 2019 Candidates
Kentucky May 2019 Primary Election
🗳️ Sample Ballot
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🐴 WKMS Democratic Voter Guide
🐘 WKMS Republican Voter Guide
Kentucky has closed primaries, meaning that you may only vote for the candidates within the party you are registered with. Candidates for each position are listed in the order they appear on the sample ballot. Each candidate's name is linked to their page on Ballotpedia, a nonpartisan and nonprofit digital encyclopedia of American politics and elections.
💭 Unsolicited advice from Hello Murray:
Research each candidate prior to voting. Print off a copy of the sample ballot with your preferred candidates filled in. You can take your sample ballot in while you vote, which will make voting quick and easy!
🏙️Governor & Lieutenant Governor
The Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky is an elected constitutional officer, the head of the executive branch and the highest state office in Kentucky. The Lieutenant Governor is the second-ranking officer and the first in line to succeed the Governor of Kentucky. The Governor and Lieutenant Governor are popularly elected every four years by a plurality and are limited to two consecutive terms.
- Community Action Kentucky April Candidate Forum
- Murray Ledger: Bevin, gubernatorial challenders take stage at Murray State
- Matt Bevin (Incumbent) & Ralph Alvarado (R)
- Robert Goforth & Michael T. Hogan (R)
- Ike Lawrence & James Rose (R)
- William Woods & Justin B. Miller (R)
- Rocky Adkins & Stephanie Horne (D)
- Link to Official Site
- Murray Ledger: Adkins campaign to focus on education, health care
- KFTC Voter Guide
- Andy Beshear & Jacqueline Coleman (D)
- Adam Edelen & Gill Holland (D)
- Geoff M. Young & Joshua N. French (D)
🆘Secretary of State
The Kentucky Secretary of State is responsible for business registration, preservation of state records, state election management and other administrative, fiscal and personnel tasks. The Secretary of State is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two consecutive terms.
- Michael G. Adams (R)
- Andrew English (R)
- Stephen L. Knipper (R)
- Carl "Trump" Nett (R)
The attorney general serves as the state's chief prosecutor, chief law-enforcement officer, and chief law officer. The attorney general of Kentucky is elected in the year prior to a presidential election for a term of four years. They may serve two consecutive terms.
- Gregory Stumbo (D)
The treasurer is the chief financial officer of the government of Kentucky, responsible for maintaining the state funds and acting as the state's bank. The treasurer of Kentucky is elected in the year prior to a presidential election for a term of four years. They may serve two consecutive terms.
- Allison Ball (Incumbent) (R)
💵Auditor of Public Accounts
The primary duty of the office is to audit all accounts and financial transactions of all state government spending agencies. They may serve two consecutive four-year terms.
- Mike Harmon (Incumbent) (R)
- Kelsey Hays Coots (D)
- Drew Curtis (D) - HAS WITHDRAWN
- Sheri Donahue (D)
- Chris Tobe (D)
- HuffPo: The 2019 Election That Should Have Hedge Funds And Wall Street Worried
🚜Commissioner of Agriculture
The commissioner is responsible for expanding agricultural markets, increasing rural economic development, and promoting the Kentucky Proud program. They are elected to four-year terms and may serve two consecutive terms.
- Bill Polyniak (R)
- Ryan F. Quarles (Incumbent) (R)
⚖️Court of Appeals
- Jacqueline Caldwell
- Michael Caperton