KENTON 2020G COMPOSITE BALLOT

2020 GENERAL ELECTION LOCAL RACES Note: The City of Kenton Vale is not listed since no candidates filed for this office.

PRESIDENTIAL AND FEDERAL RACES

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

The Ballot Matrix will show you all the precincts and which County Commissioner, State Senator, State Representative and School Boards are assigned to that precinct.

 BALLOT MATRIX

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The County Clerk’s office can only review the “face” of the document; we cannot advise on if the form is filled out properly.

FILLING OUT YOUR CANDIDATE FORMS:

Please read your paperwork carefully and review KRS 118.129.

KRS 118.129 Spelling and form of candidate’s name on ballot.

 

(1) The Secretary of State or the county clerk, as appropriate, shall certify the

exact spelling and form of the name of the candidate to be printed on all ballots

in accordance with the requirements listed in this section.

 

(2) A candidate’s nickname which is found to be, in the discretion of the Secretary

of State or the county clerk, as appropriate, a title, rank, degree, job

description, or spurious phrase shall be placed on the ballot only if it is the

candidate’s bona fide nickname, generally used by acquaintances of the

candidate in the county of residence to refer to the candidate, and if the

nickname is acknowledged, by affidavit, under oath, by five (5) residents of the

county in which the candidate resides, to be a bona fide nickname. The

candidate shall also acknowledge, by affidavit under oath, that this is his bona

fide nickname and is not being used to gain an advantage on the ballot.

 

BASICALLY THIS MEANS NO FORMAL TITLES (IE “Dr.” before a name or even “JD” after a name

 

(3) A nickname shall always appear set off in quotation marks and immediately

before the last name. Periods shall follow all abbreviations or initials. Additional

qualifiers following the last name, such as “Jr” or “III” shall not be separated

from the last name by a comma and shall be followed by a period.

 

BASICALLY YOU USE JUST YOUR NICKNAME ON THE BALLOT, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE BOTH YOUR FORMAL AND NICKNAME.

 

(4) The candidate’s name shall always appear in the following form: first or given

name or initial; middle name or names or initials, if desired by the candidate;

nickname if desired by the candidate; and last or surname in full. All names

shall be in substantially the following form: John Lincoln “Jack” Doe; or J.

Lincoln “Jack” Doe; or J. L. “Jack” Doe Jr.; or any of the above combinations

without the intervening nickname.

 

(5) The total number of spaces, inclusive of letters, spaces, and punctuation,

which may be utilized on the ballot for a candidate’s name and, if any,

nickname, shall be twenty-five (25). Notwithstanding the listing of the

candidate’s name on the filing papers, spaces, periods, quotation marks, and

commas necessary for proper punctuation shall be added by the Secretary of

State or the county clerk, as appropriate. No candidate’s name shall exceed

twenty-five (25) spaces. The Secretary of State or the county clerk, as

appropriate, shall determine the correct listing for any candidate whose name

exceeds twenty-five (25) spaces to conform to this requirement.

 

KENTUCKY REGISTRY OF ELECTION FINANCE FORMS.  The laws governing election finance have changed, so please review the new forms and make sure there is good contact information.  Please visit the Registry’s website.