The Green Papers: Kentucky 2024 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 21 May 2024
General Election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Wednesday 8 November 2023 - Friday 6 September 2024 - Filing - President .
Friday 5 January 2024 - Filing Deadline - Primary .
Tuesday 21 May 2024 - Primary . Polling hours reportedly 6:00a-6:00p EDT (1000-2200 UTC) / 6:00a-6:00p CDT (1100-2300 UTC). Poll closing time could be rather problematic in KENTUCKY. A large chunk of the state is in Central Time [but the networks consider that "most of the polls have closed" in KENTUCKY by 6 PM Eastern Time and so, if they can, project at the same time they project INDIANA]. Central Time voters in KENTUCKY may note the networks' willingness/eagerness to project a winner as early as 6 PM Eastern Time.
Tuesday 4 June 2024 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor .
Tuesday 5 November 2024 - General Election . Polling hours reportedly 6:00a-6:00p EST (1100-2300 UTC) / 6:00a-6:00p CST (1200-0000 UTC). Poll closing time could be rather problematic in KENTUCKY. A large chunk of the state is in Central Time [but the networks consider that "most of the polls have closed" in KENTUCKY by 6 PM Eastern Time and so, if they can, project at the same time they project INDIANA]. Central Time voters in KENTUCKY may note the networks' willingness/eagerness to project a winner as early as 6 PM Eastern Time.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:4,509,342 (1.46% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:8(0.00% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:6(1.38% of 435)
Capital:Frankfort
 

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Kentucky State and Local Government

Kentucky 2024 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


The primary is for the Democratic and Republican parties. If the nomination is uncontested, the candidate does not appear on the primary ballot.

No person shall file a statement of candidacy form for more than one public office during an election cycle.

Minor parties may hold conventions to nominate candidates.


Candidate Filings from the State Board of Elections.

President/Vice President petition from the State Board of Elections.

21 May 2024 Primary Election returns from the Kentucky State Board of Elections.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 8 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2024
 Candidate list (1, 1 write-in)
  Candidate Republican     former President Donald John Trump
for Vice President: Ohio Senator J.D. Vance
FEC P80001571; 30 Jun 24; Tot $217,178,294; Dsb $92,102,327
  Candidate Write-in     Cherunda Lynn Fox
for Vice President: Harlan McVay, Jr.

FEC P60005303

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 118th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator  Mitch McConnell
First elected: 1984; re-elected: 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008, 2014, 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
Open Seat - 28 February 2024: "I turned 82 last week. The end of my contributions are closer than I prefer ... this will be my last term as Republican leader of the Senate ... "
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Independent     Scott Micheal Duncan
FEC S6KY00195

Class 3 Republican Senator  Rand Paul
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2016, 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2028

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2023, 2027. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Andy Beshear
First elected: 2019; re-elected: 2023.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 2 November 2027
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2023, 2027. Elected on a ticket with Governor; no separate Primary for Lt Gov from Gov

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Jacqueline Coleman
First elected: 2019; re-elected: 2023.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 2 November 2027
Open Seat

118th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2024, 2026. No Term Limit. 118th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Republican (5 Renominated);
1 Democratic (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  James R. Comer
First elected in a Special [re: 6 September 2016 resignation of Member of Congress Wayne Edward "Ed" Whitfield (Republican)] and General Election: 8 November 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Erin Marshall
FEC H4KY01081; 30 Jun 24; Tot $99,522; Dsb $80,595
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  James R. Comer
FEC H6KY01110; 30 Jun 24; Tot $6,155,627; Dsb $4,092,111

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Steven Brett "Brett" Guthrie
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Hank Linderman
FEC H8KY02080; 01 May 24; Tot $7,100; Dsb $16,534
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Steven Brett "Brett" Guthrie
FEC H8KY02031; 30 Jun 24; Tot $2,935,522; Dsb $2,770,574

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Morgan McGarvey
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Morgan McGarvey
FEC H2KY03206; 30 Jun 24; Tot $1,618,546; Dsb $784,118
  Candidate Republican     Michael Andrew "Mike" Craven
FEC H4KY03277 or H8KY03187

FEC H4KY03277

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Thomas H. Massie
First elected in special election to the 112th Congress and a concurrent regular election to the 113th Congress: 6 November 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Renominated
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Thomas H. Massie
FEC H2KY04121; 30 Jun 24; Tot $1,040,600; Dsb $481,743

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Harold Dallas "Hal" Rogers
First elected: 1980
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Harold Dallas "Hal" Rogers
FEC H0KY05015; 30 Jun 24; Tot $855,368; Dsb $613,518
  Candidate Independent     Stephan "Steve" Mazur
FEC H4KY05033

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Garland "Andy" Barr
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Maurice Randall "Randy" Cravens, II
FEC H2KY06217; 30 Jun 24; Tot $15,533; Dsb $9,033
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Garland "Andy" Barr
FEC H0KY06104; 30 Jun 24; Tot $3,515,518; Dsb $2,288,743
  Candidate Independent     Zachary Dearing
FEC H4KY06189

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2023, 2027

  Republican Secretary of State  Michael G. Adams
First elected: 2019; re-elected: 2023.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 2 November 2027

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2023, 2027

  Republican Attorney General  Russell Coleman
First elected: 2023
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 2 November 2027

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2023, 2027

  Republican Treasurer  Mark H. Metcalf
First elected: 2023
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 2 November 2027

Auditor of Public Accounts  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2023, 2027

  Republican Auditor of Public Accounts  Allison Ball
First elected: 2023
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 2 November 2027

Commissioner of Agriculture  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2023, 2027

  Republican Agriculture Commissioner  Jonathan Shell
First elected: 2023
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 2 November 2027
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 3 incumbents, 4 candidates
  Republican: 12 incumbents, 7 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 3 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 1 candidate
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Kentucky Constitution.
Election Authority
  Kentucky Registry of Election Finance
  Kentucky Secretary of State - Elections
  State Board of Elections
Democratic
  Kentucky Democratic Party
Republican
  Republican Party of Kentucky
Third Party
  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
  Messenger-Inquirer - Owensboro
  Politics1.com - Kentucky
  State Journal - Frankfort
  The Advocate Messenger - Danville
  The Kentucky Post - Covington
  The Kentucky Standard - Bardstown
  The Ledger Independent - Maysville
  The Ledger Independent - Maysville
  The Paducah Sun - Paducah
  The Times Leader - Princeton
  The Vermont Cynic
  The Winchester Sun
  WAVE TV - NBC - Louisville
  WBKO TV - ABC - Bowling Green
  WHAS TV - ABC - Louisville
  WKYT & WYMT TV - CBS - Lexington
  WTVQ - ABC - Lexington

 


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