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Kentucky elections, 2013

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1 2013 elections
1.1 Special elections
1.2 Elections by date
2 Voting in Kentucky
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References


Kentucky election information for 2013 is listed below.

On the 2013 ballot
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November 5, 2013
Election Results

2013 elections

Special elections

There are several special elections scheduled for the state of Kentucky in 2013.

Elections by type


State Senate

See also: Kentucky state legislative special elections, 2013

State Senate District 13

Sen. Kathy Stein (D) resigned following her appointment as Fayette Family Court judge. A special election was called for December 10, and Reggie Thomas won. Candidates were nominated by their local parties.[1]

Related: See election information here.

State House

See also: Kentucky state legislative special elections, 2013

State House District 7

Rep. John Arnold, Jr. (D) resigned amidst sexual harassment allegations. A special election was called for December 10, and Suzanne Miles won. Candidates were nominated by their local parties.[2]

State House District 56

Rep. Carl Rollins, II (D) resigned on April 24 to take a job with the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. A special election took place on June 25, 2013, which James L. Kay II won. Candidates were chosen by party leaders instead of in primaries.[3][4][5]

State House District 52

Sara Beth Gregory (R) won election to the Kentucky State Senate in a special election in December 2012. A few weeks earlier she won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. A special election was held on February 12, 2013 to fill the vacant District 52 House seat, which Ken Upchurch won.[6][7][8]

Related: See election information and results here.

Voting in Kentucky

See also: Voting in Kentucky
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Important voting information

  • Kentucky uses a closed primary system, meaning voters must register with a party to be able to vote in their primary election.
  • Registration must be 28 days prior to the election.
  • As of March 2015, Kentucky is one of 30 states that have not implemented full online voter registration.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Kentucky, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Kentucky is one of 14 states that do not permit early voting in any form.

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Kentucky ranked 27th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Kentucky received an overall score of 64 percent.[9]

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