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The '''state of [[Kentucky]] will hold elections''' in 2014. Below are the dates of note:
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* [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2014 state government elections|Signature filing deadline]]: '''January 28, 2014'''
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* Voter registration deadline for Primary election: '''April 21, 2014'''
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* [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|Primary date]]: '''May 20, 2014'''
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* Voter registration deadline for General election: '''October 6, 2014'''
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* [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|General election date]]: '''November 4, 2014'''
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==2014 elections==
 
==2014 elections==
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===Races to watch in Kentucky===
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'''''U.S. Congress'''''
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'''''Kentucky State Legislature'''''
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::''See also: [[Kentucky State Senate elections, 2014]] and [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014]]''
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{{KY SLP 2014}}
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===Elections by type===
 
===Elections by type===
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::''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Kentucky, 2014]]''
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{{TOC maker|1=U.S. Senate elections in Kentucky|1.1=Candidates|1.2=Race background|1.3=Primary to watch}}
::''See also: [[United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky, 2014]]''
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==U.S. Senate elections in Kentucky==
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::''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Kentucky, 2014]] and [[United States Senate elections, 2014]]''
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Voters in [[Kentucky]] '''will elect one member to the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2014|U.S. Senate]]''' in the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|election on November 4, 2014]].
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The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by [[Mitch McConnell]] (R). McConnell was first elected in 1984.
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[[Kentucky]] is a solidly [[Republican]] state.<ref>[http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/01/re-election-is-likely-for-mcconnell-but-not-guaranteed/ ''Five Thirty Eight'' "Re-Election Is Likely for McConnell, but Not Guaranteed" Accessed July 8, 2013]</ref>
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===Candidates===
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{{Cong 2014 cand early}}
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*{{bluedot}} [[Alison Lundergan Grimes]]: [[Kentucky Secretary of State]]<ref name=sen14>[http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/04/mcconnell-remains-extremely-unpopular.html ''Public Policy Polling,'' "McConnell remains extremely unpopular," April 9, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.whas11.com/news/politics/213763951.html ''WHAS'' "Grimes to challenge McConnell in 2014" Accessed July 1, 2013]</ref>
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*{{bluedot}} [[Bennie Smith]]<ref>[http://wfpl.org/post/noise-and-notes-bennie-j-smiths-long-shot-quest-retire-mitch-mcconnell ''WFPL'' "Noise and Notes: Bennie J. Smith's Long Shot Quest to Retire Mitch McConnell" Accessed July 5, 2013]</ref><ref>[https://www.facebook.com/BennieJSmithDkyForUsSenate/info ''Bennie J. Smith for U.S. Senate'' "Info" Accessed July 3, 2013]</ref><ref name="WDRB"/>
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*{{bluedot}} [[Greg Leichty]]: University of Louisville professor<ref name="WDRB">[http://www.wdrb.com/story/22732532/kentucky-secretary-of-state-to-issue-statement-about-senate-race ''WDRB'' "Ky. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announces Senate run" Accessed July 3, 2013]</ref>
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*{{bluedot}} [[Cecil Weldon Pearson, Jr.]]<ref>[http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-889857 ''CNN.com,'' "Overalls In The Senate?," accessed October 21, 2013]</ref>
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*{{reddot}} [[Matt Bevin]]<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/07/22/businessman-set-to-enter-primary-against-mcconnell/?wprss=rss_politics&clsrd ''Washington Post'' "Businessman set to enter primary against McConnell" Accessed July 22, 2013]</ref>
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*{{reddot}} [[Roger Thoney]]<ref name="additions">[http://www.whas11.com/community/blogs/political-blog/Tea-party-activist-says-McConnell-to-face-GOP-primary-challenger-soon-209026871.html ''WHAS TV,'' "Tea party activist says McConnell to face GOP primary challenger soon," accessed September 24, 2013]</ref>
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*{{reddot}} [[Joshua Pike Mather]]<ref name="additions"/>
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*{{reddot}} [[Mitch McConnell]]: Incumbent
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*{{graydot}} [[Ed Marksberry]] <ref name=sen14/><ref>[http://wfpl.org/post/ed-marksberry-announces-independent-bid-kentucky-us-senate-race ''WFPL,'' "Ed Marksberry Announces Independent Bid for Kentucky U.S. Senate Race," accessed September 24, 2013]</ref>
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*{{yellowdot}} [[David Patterson]]<ref>[http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/Libertarian-candidate-enters-Senate-race-in-Kentucky-221155381.html ''WPSD TV,'' "Libertarian candidate enters Senate race in Kentucky," accessed September 24, 2013]</ref>
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===Race background===
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===Primary to watch===
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The primary battle between [[Matt Bevin]] and incumbent [[Mitch McConnell ]] was highlighted as one of the top five primaries to watch in 2014.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/11/08/the-fixs-top-10-senate-races-of-2014-5/ ''Washington Post,'' "The Fix’s top 10 Senate races of 2014," accessed December 10, 2013]</ref>
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==U.S. House of Representatives elections in Kentucky==
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::''See also: [[United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky, 2014]] and [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2014]]''
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[[Kentucky]] will take place on [[United States Congress elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]. Voters '''will elect six candidates to serve in the [[U.S. House]]''', one from each of the state's six congressional districts.
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===Partisan breakdown===
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Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds five of the six congressional seats from [[Kentucky]].
 
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===Incumbents===
::''See also: [[Kentucky State Senate elections, 2014]]''
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Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the six congressional districts are:
=State House=
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===List of candidates by district===
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===[[Kentucky's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014|1st Congressional District]]===
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===[[Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014|2nd Congressional District]]===
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===[[Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014|3rd Congressional District]]===
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===[[Kentucky's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014|4th Congressional District]]===
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===[[Kentucky's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014|5th Congressional District]]===
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===[[Kentucky's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014|6th Congressional District]]===
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='''State Senate'''=
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==State Senate election in Kentucky==
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[[File:SLP badge.png|right|200px|link=Portal:State Legislatures]]
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::''See also: [[Kentucky State Senate elections, 2014]] and [[State legislative elections, 2014]]''
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{{KY Senate 2014}}
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===Majority control===
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: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
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Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the [[Kentucky State Senate]]:
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===List of candidates by district===
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::''Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.''
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[[Kentucky State Senate elections, 2014#District 2|District 2]] • [[Kentucky State Senate elections, 2014#District 4|District 4]] • [[Kentucky State Senate elections, 2014#District 6|District 6]] • [[Kentucky State Senate elections, 2014#District 8|District 8]] • [[Kentucky State Senate elections, 2014#District 10|District 10]] • [[Kentucky State Senate elections, 2014#District 12|District 12]] • [[Kentucky State Senate elections, 2014#District 14|District 14]] • [[Kentucky State Senate elections, 2014#District 16|District 16]] • [[Kentucky State Senate elections, 2014#District 18|District 18]] • [[Kentucky State Senate elections, 2014#District 20|District 20]] • [[Kentucky State Senate elections, 2014#District 22|District 22]] • [[Kentucky State Senate elections, 2014#District 24|District 24]] • [[Kentucky State Senate elections, 2014#District 26|District 26]] • [[Kentucky State Senate elections, 2014#District 28|District 28]] • [[Kentucky State Senate elections, 2014#District 30|District 30]] • [[Kentucky State Senate elections, 2014#District 32|District 32]] • [[Kentucky State Senate elections, 2014#District 34|District 34]] • [[Kentucky State Senate elections, 2014#District 36|District 36]] • [[Kentucky State Senate elections, 2014#District 38|District 38]]
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='''State House'''=
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==State House elections in Kentucky==
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[[File:SLP badge.png|right|200px|link=Portal:State Legislatures]]
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::''See also: [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014]] and [[State legislative elections, 2014]]''
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{{KY House 2014}}
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===Majority control===
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: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
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Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the [[Kentucky House of Representatives]]:
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===List of candidates by district===
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::''Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.''
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[[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 1|District 1]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 2|District 2]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 3|District 3]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 4|District 4]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 5|District 5]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 6|District 6]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 7|District 7]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 8|District 8]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 9|District 9]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 10|District 10]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 11|District 11]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 12|District 12]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 13|District 13]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 14|District 14]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 15|District 15]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 16|District 16]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 17|District 17]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 18|District 18]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 19|District 19]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 20|District 20]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 21|District 21]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 22|District 22]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 23|District 23]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 24|District 24]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 25|District 25]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 26|District 26]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 27|District 27]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 28|District 28]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 29|District 29]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 30|District 30]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 31|District 31]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 32|District 32]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 33|District 33]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 34|District 34]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 35|District 35]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 36|District 36]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 37|District 37]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 38|District 38]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 39|District 39]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 40|District 40]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 41|District 41]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 42|District 42]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 43|District 43]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 44|District 44]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 45|District 45]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 46|District 46]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 47|District 47]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 48|District 48]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 49|District 49]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 50|District 50]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 51|District 51]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 52|District 52]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 53|District 53]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 54|District 54]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 55|District 55]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 56|District 56]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 57|District 57]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 58|District 58]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 59|District 59]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 60|District 60]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 61|District 61]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 62|District 62]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 63|District 63]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 64|District 64]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 65|District 65]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 66|District 66]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 67|District 67]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 68|District 68]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 69|District 69]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 70|District 70]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 71|District 71]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 72|District 72]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 73|District 73]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 74|District 74]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 75|District 75]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 76|District 76]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 77|District 77]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 78|District 78]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 79|District 79]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 80|District 80]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 81|District 81]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 82|District 82]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 83|District 83]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 84|District 84]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 85|District 85]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 86|District 86]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 87|District 87]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 88|District 88]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 89|District 89]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 90|District 90]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 91|District 91]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 92|District 92]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 93|District 93]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 94|District 94]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 95|District 95]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 96|District 96]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 97|District 97]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 98|District 98]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 99|District 99]] • [[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 100|District 100]]
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='''Statewide ballot measures'''=
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[[File:BallotMeasureFinal badge.png|right|200px|link=Portal:Ballot measures]]
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==Statewide ballot measure elections in Kentucky==
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::''See also: [[Kentucky 2014 ballot measures]] and [[2014 ballot measures]]''
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'''No state ballot questions''' have been certified for the [[2014 ballot measures|2014 ballot]] in the state of [[Kentucky]].
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==Potential measures==
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='''School boards'''=
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==School board elections in Kentucky==
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[[File:School Board badge.png|right|200px|link=Portal:School boards and school board elections]]
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::''See also: [[List of school board elections in 2014]] and [[Kentucky school board elections, 2014]]''
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===Elections by date===
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::''Note: Last updated January 1, 2014''
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A total of '''666''' school districts are holding elections for '''2,141''' seats in 2014. This list breaks down the Kentucky school board elections in chronological order:
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====November 4, 2014====
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* [[Boone County Schools, Kentucky|Boone County Schools]] - ''2 seats''
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* [[Bullitt County Public Schools, Kentucky|Bullitt County]] - ''2 seats''
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* [[Christian County Public Schools, Kentucky|Christian County Public Schools]] - ''2 seats''
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* [[Daviess County Public Schools, Kentucky|Daviess County Public Schools]] - ''2 seats''
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* [[Fayette County Public Schools, Kentucky|Fayette County Public Schools]] - ''2 seats''
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* [[Hardin County Schools, Kentucky|Hardin County Schools]] - ''2 seats''
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* [[Jefferson County Public Schools, Kentucky|Jefferson County Public Schools]] - ''4 seats''
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* [[Kenton County School District, Kentucky|Kenton County School District]] - ''2 seats''
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* [[Laurel County Schools, Kentucky|Laurel County Schools]] - ''2 seats''
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* [[Madison County Schools, Kentucky|Madison County Schools]] - ''1 seat''
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* [[Oldham County Schools, Kentucky|Oldham County Schools]] - ''2 seats''
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* [[Pike County Schools, Kentucky|Pike County Schools]] - ''2 seats''
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* [[Warren County Public Schools, Kentucky|Warren County Public Schools]] - ''2 seats''
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==Voting in Kentucky==
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::''See also: [[Voting in Kentucky]]''
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[[File:Voting Absentee Early Map.jpg|right]]
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===Important voting information===
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* [[Kentucky]] uses a [[closed primary]] system, meaning voters must register with a party to be able to vote in their primary election.
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* {{online voter registration by state|state=Kentucky|allow=no|website=|other=}}
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===Voting absentee===
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::''See also: [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|Absentee voting by state]]''
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For information about '''eligibility''', '''deadlines''', '''military and overseas voting''' and '''updates to the voting laws in Kentucky''', please visit our [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|absentee voting by state]] page.
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===Voting early===
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::''See also: [[Early voting]]''
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==Elections Performance Index==
 
==Elections Performance Index==
::See also: [[Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index]]''
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::''See also: [[Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index]]''
 
{{Pew election performance writeup|State=Kentucky|Rank=27th|Percent=64}}
 
{{Pew election performance writeup|State=Kentucky|Rank=27th|Percent=64}}
 
 
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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Kentucky
1.2 Elections by type
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

The state of Kentucky will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
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2014 elections

Races to watch in Kentucky

U.S. Congress


See also: United States Senate elections in Kentucky, 2014

Facing both legitimate challenges from his own party and the Democratic Party, Sen. Mitch McConnell faces his toughest re-election campaign yet. Democratic frontrunner Alison Lundergan Grimes has shown strong fundraising and media attention.


Kentucky State Legislature


See also: Kentucky State Senate elections, 2014 and Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kentucky State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 28, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for the office of Kentucky House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 28, 2014. Heading into the election, the Democratic Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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1 U.S. Senate elections in Kentucky
1.1 Candidates
1.2 Race background
1.3 Primary to watch

U.S. Senate elections in Kentucky

See also: United States Senate elections in Kentucky, 2014 and United States Senate elections, 2014

Voters in Kentucky will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014. Kentucky is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3] The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Mitch McConnell (R). McConnell was first elected in 1984.

Kentucky is a solidly Republican state.[4]

Candidates

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Race background

In 2008, Mitch McConnell won re-election to a fifth term and became Kentucky's longest serving senator.[15] McConnell spent approximately $20 million on his last election, beating Democrat Bruce Lunsford, a Kentucky businessman, by 6 percentage points.[15]

McConnell served as the Republican Party Whip from 2005 to 2007, before he took on the role of Senate Minority Leader in 2007.[16]

Low approval ratings and a primary challenge from tea-party backed Matt Bevin make McConell a vulnerable incumbent in 2014.[17] Also troubling for McConnell is the lack of backing from national GOP candidates.[18]

If Republicans are able to pick up the necessary six seats for a majority in 2014, McConnell presumably would take over as the new Senate Majority Leader.

Primary to watch

The primary battle between Matt Bevin and incumbent Mitch McConnell was highlighted as one of the top five primaries to watch in 2014.[19]

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1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Kentucky
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district

U.S. House of Representatives elections in Kentucky

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

Kentucky will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect six candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's six congressional districts. Kentucky is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3]

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds five of the six congressional seats from Kentucky.

Members of the U.S. House from Kentucky -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 1 Pending
     Republican Party 5 Pending
Total 6 6

Incumbents

Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the six congressional districts are:

Name Party District
Ed Whitfield Ends.png Republican 1
Brett Guthrie Ends.png Republican 2
John Yarmuth Electiondot.png Democratic 3
Thomas Massie Ends.png Republican 4
Hal Rogers Ends.png Republican 5
Andy Barr Ends.png Republican 6

List of candidates by district

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

1st Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates

May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

4th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Failed to file

5th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

6th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Failed to file

Withdrew from race

State Senate election in Kentucky

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See also: Kentucky State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014
Contents
1 State Senate election in Kentucky
1.1 Majority control
1.2 List of candidates by district

Elections for the office of Kentucky State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 28, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Kentucky State Senate:

Kentucky State Senate
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 14 Pending
     Republican Party 23 Pending
     Independent 1 Pending
Total 38 38

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District 2District 4District 6District 8District 10District 12District 14District 16District 18District 20District 22District 24District 26District 28District 30District 32District 34District 36District 38

State House elections in Kentucky

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See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014
Contents
1 State House elections in Kentucky
1.1 Majority control
1.2 List of candidates by district

Elections for the office of Kentucky House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 28, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Kentucky House of Representatives:

Kentucky House of Representatives
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 54 Pending
     Republican Party 46 Pending
Total 100 100

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60District 61District 62District 63District 64District 65District 66District 67District 68District 69District 70District 71District 72District 73District 74District 75District 76District 77District 78District 79District 80District 81District 82District 83District 84District 85District 86District 87District 88District 89District 90District 91District 92District 93District 94District 95District 96District 97District 98District 99District 100

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Statewide ballot measure elections in Kentucky

See also: Kentucky 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

No state ballot questions have been certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of Kentucky.

Potential measures

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School board elections in Kentucky

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1 School board elections in Kentucky
2 Elections by date
2.1 November 4, 2014

Elections by date

Note: Last updated January 1, 2014

A total of 666 school districts are holding elections for 2,141 seats in 2014. This list breaks down the Kentucky school board elections in chronological order:

November 4, 2014

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.
  • As of July 2014, Kentucky is one of the 35 states that have not implemented 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 8 states which allow early voting but require an excuse to vote early. Early voting begins 12 work days prior to the election and ends on election day.[31] The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.

To vote early you need to provide an excuse for why you will be unable to vote at the polls during normal voting hours. The following are valid reasons:[31]

  • You will be out of the county on election day;
  • You are Military, their Dependents, or an Overseas Citizen;
  • You are Military personnel confined to base and learn of your confinement within seven days or less of an election;
  • You are a Student who resides outside the county or a resident who temporarily resides outside of the state, and will not be in the county on Election Day;
  • You are a voter or the spouse of a voter who has surgery scheduled that will require hospitalization on Election Day;
  • You are a pregnant woman in your third trimester.
  • You are a Precinct election officer appointed to serve in precinct other than his own
  • You are a Alternate precinct officer
  • You are a County Board of Elections’ members
  • You are a County Board of Elections’ staff member
  • You are a Deputy county clerk
  • You are a State Board of Elections’ staff member

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 to 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%.[32]

See also

References

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  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Five Thirty Eight "Re-Election Is Likely for McConnell, but Not Guaranteed" Accessed July 8, 2013
  5. 5.0 5.1 Public Policy Polling, "McConnell remains extremely unpopular," April 9, 2013
  6. WHAS "Grimes to challenge McConnell in 2014" Accessed July 1, 2013
  7. WFPL "Noise and Notes: Bennie J. Smith's Long Shot Quest to Retire Mitch McConnell" Accessed July 5, 2013
  8. Bennie J. Smith for U.S. Senate "Info" Accessed July 3, 2013
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  13. WFPL, "Ed Marksberry Announces Independent Bid for Kentucky U.S. Senate Race," accessed September 24, 2013
  14. WPSD TV, "Libertarian candidate enters Senate race in Kentucky," accessed September 24, 2013
  15. 15.0 15.1 Fox News "Ashley Judd running for Senate in Kentucky?" accessed February 15, 2013
  16. Bioguide, "Addison Mitchell McConnell," accessed April 29, 2014
  17. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named lowapp
  18. The Hill, "Candidates won’t commit to McConnell," accessed April 30, 2014
  19. Washington Post, "The Fix’s top 10 Senate races of 2014," accessed December 10, 2013
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 Kentucky Secretary of State Election, "Candidate Filings," accessed January 28, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Michael Macfarlane," accessed October 30, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Mark Gatton," accessed November 4, 2013
  23. Kentucky Secretary of State Elections Division, "Candidate Filings," accessed January 29, 2014
  24. Politico, "Kentucky House primaries 2014: Rep. Tom Massie may be challenged by Steve Stevens," accessed December 21, 2013
  25. Kentucky.com "Education advocate Elisabeth Jensen to challenge U.S. Rep. Andy Barr" accessed June 19, 2013
  26. Pure Politics, "Lexington Democrat Geoff Young first to file to run for Congress," accessed December 4, 2013
  27. Kentucky Secretary of State Elections Division, "Candidate List," accessed January 29,l 2014
  28. CN|2 "Democrat Michael Coblenz announces candidacy for 6th Congressional District race" accessed July 19, 2013
  29. Kentucky.com, "Joe Palumbo withdraws from Central Kentucky congressional race," accessed November 11, 2013
  30. CN|2 "Joe Palumbo running for Democratic nomination for 6th Congressional District" accessed July 19, 2013
  31. 31.0 31.1 Long Distance Voter, "Early Voting Rules: Kentucky," accessed December 19, 2013
  32. Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014