§ 118.015 Definitions for chapter
§ 118.025 Voting to be by secret paper ballot — General laws applicable — Time for holding elections
§ 118.027 Suspension or revision of election statutes
§ 118.035 Hours polls to be open — Employees to be allowed time off to vote, to apply for or execute absentee ballot, and to serve or train to be election officer
§ 118.045 Display of American flag at voting location
§ 118.105 Nominations by political parties — Vacancy in candidacy — Replacement candidates — Exceptions — Ineligibility of Senior Status Special Judge
§ 118.115 Nominations for unexpired terms — Grouping of candidates on ballot — Ineligibility of Senior Status Special Judge
§ 118.125 Procedure and form for candidate to get name on primary ballot — Form in which name may appear on ballot
§ 118.126 When candidate for Governor must designate running mate for Lieutenant Governor — Joint election of slate of candidates
§ 118.129 Spelling and form of candidate’s name on ballot
§ 118.136 “Dummy” candidates prohibited
§ 118.155 Nomination of candidates serving in Armed Forces
§ 118.165 Filing of nomination papers — Certification — Ineligibility of Senior Status Special Judge
§ 118.176 Challenging bona fides of candidate
§ 118.185 Certification of unopposed candidate
§ 118.195 Inspection of nomination papers
§ 118.205 Register of candidates — Display of information on Web site
§ 118.212 When candidate’s name not to be certified or printed on ballot — Effect of death or withdrawal of candidate — Notice required at polls — Penalty
§ 118.215 Certification of candidates or slates by Secretary of State — Order of listing county offices — Use of supplemental paper ballots — Approval of State Board of Elections — Ballot position unalterable
§ 118.225 Determination of order of names on ballot
§ 118.226 Filling vacancy in candidacy for Lieutenant Governor
§ 118.245 Number of votes necessary to nominate candidates — Section not applicable to presidential primaries
§ 118.255 Fees
§ 118.305 Persons entitled to have name on ballot — Certification of names of candidates — Eligibility of candidates defeated in primary — Notification of vacancy in elective office — Ineligibility of Senior Status Special Judge
§ 118.315 Nomination for regular election by petition — Form of petition — Examination of petition — Ineligibility of Senior Status Special Judge
§ 118.325 Nomination by convention or primary — Vacancies — Nominees by petition — Ineligibility of Senior Status Special Judge
§ 118.327 Registers of candidates to be chosen by convention — Display of information on Web site
§ 118.335 Effect of conflicting certificates and petitions of nomination
§ 118.345 Certain primary candidates barred from having names on regular election ballots — Section not applicable to presidential preference primary candidates
§ 118.356 Filing of certificates and petitions of nomination
§ 118.365 Time for filing certificates and petitions of nomination — Statement-of-candidacy forms — Petitions for recall elections or elections on public questions
§ 118.367 Statement-of-candidacy form for independent, political organization, or political group candidate — Exceptions — Examination of forms
§ 118.375 Independent, political organization, or political group candidates filing to fill vacancy — Ineligibility of Senior Status Special Judge
§ 118.385 Preservation of certain voting records
§ 118.387 Posting of candidate information to Web site by county clerk and Secretary of State
§ 118.405 Name of candidate to appear on ballot but once — Exceptions for filling of vacancy
§ 118.415 Constitutional amendments
§ 118.425 Issuance of certificates of election — Tie votes
§ 118.435 Time of election of presidential electors
§ 118.445 Meeting of presidential electors — Filling vacancy if elector fails to attend
§ 118.455 Compensation of presidential electors
§ 118.465 Election of United States Senators
§ 118.475 Time of election of representatives in Congress
§ 118.551 Definition of political party
§ 118.555 Methods by which to determine a political party’s delegate votes for presidential candidates
§ 118.561 Presidential preference primary election
§ 118.571 Voter qualification
§ 118.581 Nomination of candidates by State Board of Elections
§ 118.591 Nomination of presidential preference primary candidate by petition — Qualification of candidate through filing of notice of candidacy
§ 118.601 Notification of nominees by Secretary of State — Order of names on ballot — Certification of candidates
§ 118.611 Candidates required to make deposit with Secretary of State — Refund — Escheat to Commonwealth
§ 118.621 Secretary of State to place candidates’ names on ballot — Provisions for casting uncommitted vote
§ 118.631 Certification of results of preference primary
§ 118.641 Distribution of authorized delegate vote among party candidates
§ 118.651 Notice to political party’s national committee
§ 118.710 Proclamation for special election of Governor
§ 118.720 Proclamation for special election for Congressional representative
§ 118.730 Writ for special election for member of General Assembly — Location where voting to be conducted when only one candidate nominated — Exceptions
§ 118.740 Delivery of proclamations and writs to sheriffs — Notice of election or special election
§ 118.750 Publication of proclamations and writs by sheriffs
§ 118.760 Nominations of candidates for special elections
§ 118.770 Time for filing petitions and certificates of nomination for special election of Governor, congressional representative or General Assembly member
§ 118.775 Person elected to fill vacancy to take office immediately upon certification of results and administration of oath — Determination by house of General Assembly
§ 118.995 Penalties

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes > Chapter 118 - Conduct of Elections

  • Action: includes all proceedings in any court of this state. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Attorney: means attorney-at-law. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
  • Certified mail: means any method of governmental, commercial, or electronic delivery that allows a document or package to have proof of:
    (a) Sending the document or package. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • City: includes town. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Election officer: means any person tasked with election administration within this state, as context dictates the defined role, including but not limited to the Secretary of State and his or her employees, members of the State Board of Elections and staff, members of the county boards of election and staff, precinct election officers, election officials, and poll workers. See Kentucky Statutes 118.015
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • machine: means a part of a voting system that consists of:
    (a) A direct recording electronic voting machine that:
    1. See Kentucky Statutes 118.015
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • official ballot: means the official presentation of offices and candidates to be voted for, including write-in candidates, and all public questions submitted for determination, and shall include a voting machine ballot, a paper ballot, an absentee ballot, a federal provisional ballot, a federal provisional absentee ballot, or a supplemental paper ballot which has been authorized for the use of the voters in any primary, regular election, or special election by the Secretary of State or the county clerk. See Kentucky Statutes 118.015
  • Political group: means a political group not constituting a political party or a political organization within the meaning of subsections (1) and (10) of this section. See Kentucky Statutes 118.015
  • Political organization: means a political group not constituting a political party within the meaning of subsection (1) of this section but whose candidate received two percent (2) or more of the vote of the state at the last preceding election for presidential electors. See Kentucky Statutes 118.015
  • political party: is a n affiliation or organization of electors representing a political policy and having a constituted authority for its government and regulation, and whose candidate received at least twenty percent (20) of the total vote cast at the last preceding election at which presidential electors were voted for. See Kentucky Statutes 118.015
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Regular election: means the election in even-numbered years at which members of Congress are elected and the election in odd-numbered years at which state officers are elected. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Sworn: includes "affirmed" in all cases in which an affirmation may be substituted for an oath. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Violate: includes failure to comply with. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Voting equipment: means any physical component of a voting system and includes voting machines where voting machines are in operation. See Kentucky Statutes 118.015
  • Voting system: means :
    (a) The total combination of physical, mechanical, electromechanical, or electronic equipment, including the software, hardware, firmware, and documentation required to program, control, and support that equipment, that is used to:
    1. See Kentucky Statutes 118.015
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.