Deadline This Week For Write-In Candidates In Kentucky

Oct 22, 2012

FRANKFORT, Ky. --  People who want to be considered as write-in candidates in the Nov. 6 election in Kentucky must have their paperwork and filing fee turned in this week.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says for offices that file with her, the deadline is 4 p.m. EDT Friday. Write-in candidates for offices that file with the county clerk must file by 4 p.m. local time Friday. Mailed documents must be received by the appropriate office by the same deadline.

Grimes' office says under Kentucky law, write-in candidates have to file a declaration of intent and pay a filing fee. Write-in candidates for president and vice president must file a list of presidential electors pledged to the candidates.

Write-in votes cast for people who haven't satisfied the filing requirements won't be counted.