There were many more races on the ballot last year, and that drew hundreds of candidates. And the posts up for election ranged from county clerks to Congressional seats. Just state races and special elections are on the ballot this year. But Secretary of State spokesperson Les Fugate says that doesn’t mean the hours before the deadline will be dull.
Early voter turnout is down in Kentucky. The drop could affect some high-profile races, if it spills over into Election Day.
Independent candidates seeking partisan offices, candidates for non-partisan offices with no primary, or those seeking to fill an office with a recent vacancy must have their filing papers in the hands of state or local elections officials by 4:00 pm, local time, August 10th.
Kentucky officials expect to count more than 100,000 absentee ballots this general election.