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Becoming a Candidate

Filing forms for offices that file with the Secretary of State and sample forms for offices that file with county clerks are accessible online. Please review the election schedule to determine when the office for which you are interested in running will be on the ballot and the election calendar to make sure you do not miss any applicable deadlines. You may wish to review Kentucky's election laws and this website's frequently asked questions for additional information.
The qualifications for various offices are set forth here. Ballot access requirements are set forth in KRS 118.125, KRS 118.315, KRS 118.325 and KRS 118.365.