The Secretary of State is Kentucky's Chief Election Official and the filing official for all candidates seeking an office to be voted for by the electors of more than one county, members of Congress, members of the General Assembly and of the Court of Justice. The Secretary of State also certifies candidates for those offices to be printed on the ballots, and vote totals for those offices are certified to the Secretary of State by the respective county clerks.
This website contains resources for candidates and voters alike, including information about becoming a candidate, a list of candidates who have filed with the Secretary of State during an election year and sample ballots for upcoming or the most recent election. If you would like to be notified when someone files to run for an office that interests you, please sign up for the candidate filings notification service.
To make sure you don't miss any elections or deadlines, check the schedule of years during which particular offices are regularly scheduled to appear on the ballot and the calendar (2019ElectionCalendar.pdf) applicable to the current election cycle.
State Board of Elections
The Secretary of State also serves as Chair of the State Board of Elections, an independent agency that administers the Commonwealth's election laws, promulgates administrative regulations necessary to properly carry out its duties, supervises the registration and purgation of voters, appoints political party representatives to the 120 county boards of elections and certifies the official election results.
For more information regarding elections, please contact the Office of Elections:
- phone: (502) 564-3490
- fax: (502) 564-5687
- mail: Office of the Secretary of State
Office of Elections
700 Capital Ave., Ste. 148
Frankfort, KY 40601
The Office of the Secretary of State is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET.