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🗳️ 2020 General Election

Kentucky General Election - November 3rd, 2020

🗳️ Sample Ballot
🗳️ KY Voter Information Portal
🗳️ Your rights and responsibilities

Vote like your life depends on it.

Everything is different due to COVID; how to I vote this year?

The last day to register to vote is October 5th by 4:00 pm.

The last day to apply for a mail-in ballot is October 9th at midnight.

There are 3 ways of voting this year:

  • In-person on Election Day residents may vote from 6 am - 6 pm at any of these polling places
    • CFSB Center at 1401 KY 121
    • North Calloway Elementary School at 2928 Brinn Road
    • East Calloway Elementary at 1169 Pottertown Road
    • Southwest Calloway Elementary at 3426 Wiswell Road
  • In-person absentee voting at Miller Courthouse Annex
    • Voting is open from October 13th - November 2nd
    • Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    • Saturday 8:00 am - noon
  • Absentee ballot (return by mail or ballot drop-box)
    • To return your absentee ballot by mail, it must be postmarked on or before November 3rd, 2020
    • or you can hand-deliver your ballot to the County Clerk's office by 6:00 pm on November 3rd, 2020
    • Check the status of your absentee ballot here.

The following are for residents of Calloway County in all precincts.

🗽President of the United States (vote for one)

The President is both the head of state and head of government of the United States of America, and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. Under Article II of the Constitution, the President is responsible for the execution and enforcement of the laws created by Congress.

🐘Republican Party

🐴Democratic Party

🦔 Libertarian Party

🦅 Independent Party

🏛️United States Senator (vote for one)

The Senate is composed of 100 Senators, 2 for each state, with each senator having a six-year term.

🐘Republican Party

  • Mitch McConnell (incumbent)
    • US Senate Majority Leader
    • Longest-serving US senator for KY, and longest-serving leader of Senate Republicans in history.
    • Was elected in 1984 and has been reelected five times since.
    • See who funds his campaign

🐴Democratic Party

KFTC Democratic Senate Voter Guide

🦔 Libertarian Party

🏛️ United States Representative in Congress - 1st Congressional District (vote for one)

The United States House of Representatives, commonly referred to as the House, is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. All KY representatives are up for reelection this year.

🐘Republican Party

🐴Democratic Party

📝 State Senator - 1st Senatorial District (vote for one)

The Kentucky State Senate is the upper chamber of the Kentucky General Assembly. Alongside the Kentucky House of Representatives, it forms the legislative branch of the Kentucky state government and works alongside the governor of Kentucky to create laws and establish a state budget.

🐘Republican Party

  • Jason G. Howell (R)

📝 State Representative - 5th Representative District (vote for one)

The Kentucky House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the Kentucky General Assembly. Alongside the Kentucky State Senate, it forms the legislative branch of the Kentucky state government and works alongside the governor of Kentucky to create laws and establish a state budget.

🐘Republican Party

  • Mary Beth Imes (R)

🐴Democratic Party

  • Shannon Davis-Roberts (D)

👩‍⚖️Judge of the Court of Appeals (vote for one)

Judge of the Court of Appeals, 1st Appellate District, 1st Division. This position is for an unexpired term for a judge of the appellate court, which has the power to review the judgment of a lower court or tribunal.

West KY Star: "Court of Appeals Candidates Participate in Forum"

⚖️ Circuit Judge "Family Court" (vote for one)

Circuit Judge of Family Court, 42nd Judicial Circuit, 2nd Division. This position is for an unexpired term for a judge of family court.

📜Constitutional Amendments (vote yes or no)

Consitutional Amendment 1 - Marsy's Law

Marsy's Law was passed in 2018 but later ruled invalid due to unconstitutional ballot language. The language on the 2020 ballot has been amended. Read more on Ballotpedia.

Marsy's Law would provide victims of crime specific constitutional rights including:

  • The right to be notified about and present at proceedings.
  • The right to be heard at proceedings involving release, plea, sentencing, * disposition, or parole of the accused.
  • The right to be protected from the accused.
  • The right to be notified about release or escape of the accused.
  • The right to refuse an interview or deposition at the request of the accused.
  • The right to receive restitution from the individual who committed the criminal offense.

Constitutional Amendment 2 - changing term limits for Commonweath Attorney

"The other proposed amendment asks voters if they are in favor of changing the term of Commonwealth’s Attorneys from six-year terms to eight-year terms beginning in 2030; changing the terms of district court judges from four-year terms to eight-year terms beginning in 2022; and requiring district judges to have been licensed attorneys for at least eight years beginning in 2022."

Source - Murray Ledger 9/21/2020


The following are for residents of Calloway County who usually vote at New Concord Church of Christ, Good Sheppard Methodist Church, Poplar Springs Baptist Church; part of East Elementary School.

🏫 Member Board of Education - 2nd Educational District (vote for one)

The purpose of the school board is to provide oversight and governance for a school district and its schools. Its responsibilities include developing a system of accountability and setting the district's direction; ensuring the district's central administration staff pursues its stated goals; controlling the district's funds; and soliciting the support of the community.

  • Mitch Ryan


The following are for residents of Calloway County who usually vote at Kirksey Baptist Church; Part of Cains Murray Auto Auction and West Fork Baptist Church.

🏫 Member Board of Education - 4th Educational District (vote for one)

The purpose of the school board is to provide oversight and governance for a school district and its schools. Its responsibilities include developing a system of accountability and setting the district's direction; ensuring the district's central administration staff pursues its stated goals; controlling the district's funds; and soliciting the support of the community.

  • Write-In


The following are for residents of Calloway County who usually vote at Southwest Elementary School, Calloway County High School, North Elementary School; Part of CFSB Center, University Church of Christ, Westside Baptist Church and West Fork Baptist Church.

🏫 Member Board of Education - 5th Educational District (vote for one)

The purpose of the school board is to provide oversight and governance for a school district and its schools. Its responsibilities include developing a system of accountability and setting the district's direction; ensuring the district's central administration staff pursues its stated goals; controlling the district's funds; and soliciting the support of the community.

  • Danny "Van" Pittman, Jr.


The following are for residents of Calloway County who usually vote at the Courthouse, First Baptist Church, Murray Elementary School; Part of East Elementary School, University Church of Christ, Glendale Road Church of Christ, Murray High School, and Calvary Temple Church.

🏫 Member Board of Education - Murray Independent School District (vote for two)

The purpose of the school board is to provide oversight and governance for a school district and its schools. Its responsibilities include developing a system of accountability and setting the district's direction; ensuring the district's central administration staff pursues its stated goals; controlling the district's funds; and soliciting the support of the community.

  • Gayle Rogers
  • Richard H. Crouch


The following are for some of the residents of Calloway County who usually vote at Hazel Baptist Church.

🏙️ City of Hazel City Council (vote for up to six)

The Mayor and City Council comprise the City of Hazel Park's legislative body. They are elected at-large for staggered terms of four years.

  • Lisa Kell
    • Up for reelection
  • Gail Jones
    • Up for reelection
  • Lori Charlton
    • Up for reelection
  • Alli Hillard Robertson
  • Jodi Hanneman
    • Up for reelection
  • Joe Thompson
    • Up for reelection
  • Dale Taylor

The following are for residents of Calloway County who usually vote at the Courthouse, First Baptist Church, Murray Elementary School, University Church of Christ, Glendale Road Church of Christ; Part of CFSB Center, Murray High School, Westside Baptist Church, Calloway County High School, and North Elementary School.

🏙️ City of Murray City Council (vote for up to twelve)

The City of Murray is governed by the Mayor and twelve publicly-elected city council members who serve four and two-year terms respectively.

Candidates Not Currently Serving

  • Adam Wade

    • Representative at Woodmen Life
  • Orville Herndon

    • Publications Systems Manager at MSU
    • Served as a member of MSU Staff Congress for 20+ years
  • Johnny Bohannon

    • Has previously served on city council from 2015-2018 & in the late 90's
    • Unsuccessfully ran for reelection in 2018
  • Mark Mallory

    • Principal of Southwest Calloway Elementary School

Candidates Running for Reelection

  • Dan M. Miller

    • Member from 1994-1998, 2001-present
    • Chair of the Health Insurance Committee
  • John Mark Roberts

    • Member from 2017-present
  • Linda Cherry

    • Member from 2007-present
    • Chair of the Cemetery Committee
  • Rose Ross Elder

    • Member from 2019-present
  • Jeremy Bell

    • Member from 2007-present
    • Chair of the Transportation Committee
  • Alice Rouse

    • Member from 2019-present
    • Chair of the City Beautification Committee
  • Patricia Seiber

    • Member from 2019-present
    • Chair of the Downtown Revitalization Committee
    • Chair of the Long Range Planning Committee
  • Burton Young

    • Member from 2015-present
    • Chair of the City Council/MSU Committee
  • Terry Strieter

    • Member from 2019-present
    • Co-Chair of the City Beautification Committee
    • Regularly posts summaries of Murray City Council meetings on his facebook page
  • Monty McCuiston

    • Member from 2019-present
    • Co-Chair of the Downtown Revitalization Committee
  • Danny O. Huspeth

    • Interim Mayor 2009-2010
    • Council member from 1988-2009, 2011-present
    • Chair of the Personnel & Finance Committee
    • Chair of the Public Works Committee
  • Wesley S. Bolin

    • Member from 2016-present
    • Chair of the Public Safety Committee
    • Frequently posts updates on the goings-on of the city on his Facebook page