Kentucky elections, 2012
|1 2012 Elections|
|2 Eligibility to Vote|
|2.1 Primary election|
|2.2 General election|
|3 Voting absentee|
|3.3 Military and overseas voting|
|4 Voting early|
|5 See also|
The state of Kentucky held elections in 2012. Below are the dates of note:
- Signature filing deadline: January 31, 2012 & February 7 (Congressional candidates only)
- Primary date: May 22, 2012
- General election date: November 6, 2012
|On the 2012 ballot|| Click here for all |
November 6, 2012
|U.S. Senate||Preview Article|
|U.S. House (6 seats)|
|State Senate (19 seats)||Preview Article|
|State House (100 seats)|
|Ballot measures (1 measure)||Preview Article|
For election results in the 50 states, see our November 6, 2012 election results page
Elections by type
|Members of the U.S. House from Kentucky -- Partisan Breakdown|
|Party||As of November 2012||After the 2012 Election|
|District||General Election Candidates||Incumbent||2012 Winner||Partisan Switch?|
|1st|| Charles Kendall Hatchett
|Ed Whitfield||Ed Whitfield||No|
|2nd|| David Lynn Williams
Andrew R. Beacham
|Brett Guthrie||Brett Guthrie||No|
|3rd|| John Yarmuth
Robert DeVore Jr.
|John Yarmuth||John Yarmuth||No|
|4th|| Bill Adkins
|Geoff Davis||Thomas Massie||No|
|5th|| Kenneth Stepp
|Hal Rogers||Hal Rogers||No|
|6th|| Ben Chandler
|Ben Chandler||Andy Barr||Yes|
Heading into the election, Democrats maintained partisan control in the state house.
|Kentucky House of Representatives|
|Party||As of November 5, 2012||After the 2012 Election|
Eligibility to Vote
- See also: Voting in the 2012 primary elections
Kentucky was one of 21 states to use a strictly closed primary system. Voters were required to register to vote in the primary by April 23, 2012, which was 29 days before the primary. Voters had the opportunity to change their political party registration at any time on or before December 31st, 2011, to remain eligible to vote in the following political party primary election. (Information about registering to vote)
- See also: Voting in the 2012 general elections
The deadline to register to vote was 28 days prior to the election day, which in 2012 was October 9.
Note: Some states had a voter registration deadline 30 days prior to the election but because this could have fallen on a weekend and Columbus Day was on Monday, October 8th, some extended the deadline to October 9, 2012.
- Voter ID info
- Residency requirements: Kentucky resident for at least 28 days before election day.
- Same-day registration: None
- See also: Absentee Voting
A voter in Kentucky may cast an absentee ballot if he or she is one of the following:
—Kentucky State Board of Elections
To vote absentee, a request must be received at least seven days prior to the election. The ballot must then be returned by 6:00 p.m. on Election Day.
Military and overseas voting
For full details regarding military and overseas voting, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
- See also: Early voting
Kentucky is one of 14 states that do not permit early voting in any form.
- Kentucky State Board of Elections, "Voter Information Guide," accessed April 25, 2012
- Kentucky Elections, "Voter Information Guide" accessed May 7, 2012
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- Kentucky State Board of Elections, "Absentee Voter Information," accessed December 19, 2013