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In [[Kentucky]], no paperwork is required to establish a political party.<ref>Ballotpedia phone call with Kentucky Secretary of State's Office on September 17, 2013</ref> Instead, political groups are distinguished by the number of votes their candidates receive in the general election. The state recognizes three types of political groups: political parties, political organizations, and political groups.<ref name=partydefinition>[http://law.justia.com/codes/kentucky/2012/chapter-118/118.015/ ''Kentucky Statutes'', "Chapter 118, Section 015," Accessed January 15, 2014]</ref>
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'''Political parties'''
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*Their candidate in the most recent presidential election received at least 20 percent of the votes cast.<ref name=partydefinition/>
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*They are required to nominate their candidates by primary election.<ref>[http://law.justia.com/codes/kentucky/2012/chapter-118/118.105/ ''Kentucky Statutes'', "Chapter 118, Section 105," Accessed January 15, 2014]</ref>
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'''Political organizations'''
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*Their candidate missed the necessary 20 percent of votes to be a political party but received at least two percent of the votes cast in the most recent presidential election.<ref name=partydefinition/>
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*They are allowed to nominate their candidates by either primary election or convention. Candidates may also be nominated by petition.<ref name=codesection325>[http://law.justia.com/codes/kentucky/2012/chapter-118/118.325/ ''Kentucky Statutes'', "Chapter 118, Section 325," Accessed January 15, 2014]</ref>
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'''Political groups'''
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*Their candidate did not receive the two percent of votes required to be considered a political organization.<ref name=partydefinition/>
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*They must nominate their candidates by petition.<ref name=codesection315>[http://law.justia.com/codes/kentucky/2012/chapter-118/118.315/ ''Kentucky Statutes'', "Chapter 118, Section 315," Accessed January 15, 2014]</ref>
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For an example of the number of votes required to be considered a political party or political organization, look to the table below.
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{| class="wikitable" style="width:50%;"
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! valign="bottom" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Votes cast in 2012 presidential election
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! valign="bottom" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Number of votes needed to be considered a political party
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! valign="bottom" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Number of votes needed to be considered a political organization
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| 1,797,212<ref>[http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/fe2012/federalelections2012.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', "Federal Elections 2012," Accessed January 15, 2014]</ref> || 359,443 || 35,945
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Revision as of 14:25, 15 January 2014

In Kentucky, no paperwork is required to establish a political party.[1] Instead, political groups are distinguished by the number of votes their candidates receive in the general election. The state recognizes three types of political groups: political parties, political organizations, and political groups.[2]

Political parties

  • Their candidate in the most recent presidential election received at least 20 percent of the votes cast.[2]
  • They are required to nominate their candidates by primary election.[3]

Political organizations

  • Their candidate missed the necessary 20 percent of votes to be a political party but received at least two percent of the votes cast in the most recent presidential election.[2]
  • They are allowed to nominate their candidates by either primary election or convention. Candidates may also be nominated by petition.[4]

Political groups

  • Their candidate did not receive the two percent of votes required to be considered a political organization.[2]
  • They must nominate their candidates by petition.[5]

For an example of the number of votes required to be considered a political party or political organization, look to the table below.

Votes cast in 2012 presidential election Number of votes needed to be considered a political party Number of votes needed to be considered a political organization
1,797,212[6] 359,443 35,945