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Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm Kentucky
Governor:1(Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2000 Census:4,049,431 (1.44% of 281,998,273)
2004, 2008 Electors:8(1.49% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:6(1.38% of 435)
2010 Census:4,350,606 (1.40% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electors:8(1.49% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:6(1.38% of 435)
Capital:Frankfort
 

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Official Name/Status   All States
 The COMMONWEALTH of Kentucky
 Status: STATE of the Union
 never organized as a Territory: previously, part of the Commonwealth of Virginia
 Admitted to the Union as a State: 1 June 1792 the date for achieving Statehood had been expressly stated in the Enabling Act (1 Stat. 189)
  The 15th state.

Traditional Sections and Regions   All States
 Section: SOUTH
 Region: Upper ["Border"] South
 Survey: Metes & Bounds

Constitutions   All States     Links to State Constitutions
 Enabling Act (of the Congress of the United States): 4 February 1791 [1 Stat. 189: accepting the cession by Virginia- in legislation adopted by that State on 18 December 1789- of its "District of Kentucky" and authorizing the formation of a State government and Admission thereafter]
 
1st (1792-1799) [Adopted: 19 April 1792 Convention convened, 2 April 1792, Ratified: 19 April 1792 not submitted to the People; effective upon Admission, 1 June 1792]
2nd (1800-1850) [Adopted: 17 August 1799 Convention convened, 22 July 1799, Ratified: 17 August 1799 not submitted to the People; effective 1 January 1800]
3rd (1850-1891) [Adopted: 7 May 1850 Convention convened, 1 October 1849, Ratified: 11 June 1850 ratified by a vote of 71,563 to 20,302]
4th (1891-) [Adopted: 28 September 1891 Convention convened, 9 September 1890; the Convention submitted its work to the People on 11 April 1891 and recessed. On 2 September 1891, after this Constitution had already been ratified by the People, the Convention reconvened and- after approving a number of amendments to it- declared the amended result to have been adopted on 28 September, Ratified: 3 August 1891 ratified by a vote of 213,950 to 74,446]


Executive Branch   All States
 
Chief Executive
  GOVERNOR
Successor to a Vacancy
  Lieutenant Governor [elected on same ticket with GOVERNOR; nominated with Governor as well]
 
 
Major Executive Officers Elected Statewide   All States   2017 Office holders
  Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
  Lieutenant Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019. Elected on a ticket with Governor; no separate Primary for Lt Gov from Gov
  Secretary of State: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019
  Attorney General: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019
  Treasurer: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019
  Auditor of Public Accounts: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019
  Commissioner of Agriculture: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019

Legislative Branch   All States
 
Legislature
  GENERAL ASSEMBLY
 
Upper House
  Senate
Lower House
  House of Representatives

Judicial Branch   All States
 
Court of Last Resort
  Supreme Court
Intermediate Appellate Court
  Court of Appeals
 


Local Government
 
   
PRIMARY CIVIL DIVISION  All States
  County [Type: Strong, Executive: Judge(=Executive), Legislative: FISCAL COURT]
 MINOR CIVIL DIVISION  All States
   district [Type: None, Executive and Legislative: no associated governmental structure]
 
Incorporated Municipalities  All States
 
Localities
    Kentucky Civil Divisions and Municipalities
   

Key Statewide / Federal Officials  All States
  Kentucky Officials

Statutory Election Information   All States
 
General Election   All States
  Federal: Tuesday next after first Monday in November in even-numbered years.
State: Tuesday next after first Monday in November in odd-numbered years. [Ky. Const. 148]
Presidential Primary   All States
  ... the first Tuesday after the third Monday in May, in each presidential election year (KRS 118.561(1))
State Primary   All States
  (--2008) (KRS 118.025(3)) 1st Tuesday after 3rd Monday in May.
(KRS 118.245) (1) The candidate for office, other than the offices of Governor and Lieutenant Governor, receiving the highest number of votes in a primary ... shall be the nominee .... (2) A slate of candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor that receives not less than forty percent (40%) of its party's votes cast shall be the nominee ... except that if two (2) slates of candidates receive forty percent (40%) or more of their party's votes, the slate receiving the higher number of votes shall be its party's nominee, and no runoff primary shall be conducted.
(KSR 118.025 (4)) A runoff primary shall be held thirty-five (35) days after the date of the May primary, if it shall be necessary, pursuant to KRS 118.245, unless that date falls on a holiday; in that case, a runoff primary shall be held on the succeeding Tuesday. However, if either a primary election is contested or a recount of the votes cast in a primary is requested, a runoff primary shall be held on the first Tuesday following the thirty-fifth day following the conclusion of any contest proceeding or recount, if it shall be necessary, unless that date falls on a holiday; in that case, a runoff primary shall be held on the succeeding Tuesday.
  (2008--) (KRS 118.025(3)) 1st Tuesday after 3rd Monday in May.
(KRS 118.245) (1) The candidate for office, other than the offices of Governor and Lieutenant Governor, receiving the highest number of votes in a primary election for the office ... shall be the nominee .... (2) The slate of candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor receiving the highest number of votes in a primary shall be the nominees ....
Polling times   All States
  The polls shall be opened on the day of a primary, runoff primary, special election, or regular election at 6 a.m., prevailing time, and shall remain open until each voter who is waiting in line at the polls at 6 p.m., prevailing time, has voted. (KRS 118.035(1))


Links  Links to other web sites
 
Constitution    All States
  http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/Legresou/Constitu/intro.htm
Election Authority
  Kentucky Registry of Election Finance
  Kentucky Secretary of State - Elections
  State Board of Elections
Legislature    All States
  Kentucky Legislature
  Kentucky Legislature
Democratic
  Kentucky Democratic Party
Republican
  Republican Party of Kentucky
Third Party
  Constitution Party of Kentucky
  Justice Party of Kentucky
  Kentucky Green Party
  Kentucky Right to Life Association
  Libertarian Party of Kentucky
  The Unity Party of Kentucky
Media & others
  Bowling Green Daily News
  Central Kentucky News-Journal - Campbellsville
  Jefferson Review - Louisville
  Lexington Herald-Leader
  Messenger-Inquirer - Owensboro
  Page One - Politics in Kentucky
  Politics1.com - Kentucky
  State Journal - Frankfort
  The Advocate Messenger - Danville
  The Courier-Journal - Louisville
  The Evansville Courier & Press
  The Gleaner - Henderson
  The Kentucky Post - Covington
  The Kentucky Standard - Bardstown
  The Ledger Independent - Maysville
  The Ledger Independent - Maysville
  The News-Enterprise - Elizabethtown
  The Paducah Sun - Paducah
  The Times Leader - Princeton
  The Vermont Cynic
  The Winchester Sun
  WAVE TV - NBC - Louisville
  WBKO TV - ABC - Bowling Green
  WDRB TV - FOX - Louisville
  WHAS TV - ABC - Louisville
  WKYT & WYMT TV - CBS - Lexington
  WTVQ - ABC - Lexington
 
 


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