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Kentucky's 2022 Primary Election

​A Guide for Voters in Franklin County, Kentucky

Get to know the candidates! Work for those whom you support!!

following links connect to the offices which Kentucky voters will see on the ballot in the May 17, Primary Election, as well as some races in which the office is not contested in a primary.  Please use this information to learn more about the office and its duties, the candidates for that office, and their platforms.


Almost every candidate has a website, Facebook page, twitter, even TikTok link to provide more information about their ideas.  Now is the very best time to contact candidates and to learn more.  Share your ideas for how they could help our community, our county, our Commonwealth, and our nation. Vote in the 2022 May 17 Primary!


Click here: Candidates for County Offices in Franklin County


Those offices in purple are contested in the May 17, 2022 Primary


Candidates for State Offices which Represent Franklin County


Click here: Candidates for Kentucky House District 56 -

(Democratic Primary - 2 candidates)


Click here: Candidates for House District 57 (No primary for either party)


Click here: Candidates for Senate District 20 =

(4 Republican Primary candidates; No Democratic primary) 


Candidates for National Offices which Represent Franklin County


Candidates for United States Congress from District 1 (no primary)


Click here: Candidates for the United States Senate

(4 Democratic Candidates; 6 Republican Candidates)

Kentucky conducts political party primaries before each General Election, but only for the state's two major parties, Republicans and Democrats. In Primary Elections, voters may only vote for candidates of their same political affiliation and non-partisan candidates. 

The two main political parties in Kentucky are the Kentucky Republican Party and the Kentucky Democratic Party. Numerous other political parties with registered voters in Kentucky. State law requires that the State Board of Elections track the following political organizations and political groups: 


​Constitution Party; Green Party; Libertarian Party; Reform Party; Socialist Workers Party; voters of independent status. The chart below provides the most recent report of the numbers of Democrats, Republicans, Other, Independent, Libertarian, Green, Constitution, Reform, and Socialist Workers party members for both Franklin County and the statewide in Kentucky. Note that only those voters registered as Republican or Democrat will be voting for primary candidates. Voters registered in other parties can vote in nonpartisan races.

Kentucky's Voters in Political Parties Other than Democrat or Republican

Kentucky Green Party
Kentucky conducts political party primaries before each General Election, but only for the state's two major parties, Republicans and Democrats. In Primary Elections, voters may only vote for candidates of their same political affiliation and non-partisan candidates. 

The two main political parties in Kentucky are the Kentucky Republican Party and the Kentucky Democratic Party. Other political parties with registered voters in Kentucky are:


       Constitution Party Website;  Constitution Party of Kentucky Facebook Page

         Kentucky Green Party of Website; Kentucky Green Party Facebook Page; Franklin & Shelby County Green Party Facebook Page

         
         Independent American Party Website; Independent American Party of Kentucky Facebook Page


         Libertarian Party Website; Libertarian Party of Kentucky Website; Libertarian Party of Kentucky Facebook page

​         Reform Party Website (national); Reform Party of Kentucky Facebook Group


         Socialist Workers Party Website



Kentucky State Board of Elections is required to track the numbers of voters registering in the following political parties and organizations.

Section 2. The requirement specifically lists, in "31 KAR 4:150.Tracking registration of voters identifying with political organizations and groups, and voters of independent status" the names of those entities which must be tracked. An important note is that "voters of independent status" is different from the "Independent Party," or the "Independent American Party." Those entities are registered organizations, with authorization from federal regulations. On the registration form for Kentucky's voter registration, the voter can simply state "independent," meaning that the voter aligns with no particular political organization, party, or entity.


Tracking Process.
(1) The board shall track the registration of voters identifying with political organizations and political groups known as:
(a) Constitution Party;
(b) Green Party;

(c) Libertarian Party;

(d) Reform Party; and

(e) Socialist Workers Party.

(2) The board shall track the registration of voters of independent status.
(3)Information tracked under KRS 116.045(8) shall be retained by the board as a permanent record and in accordance with the requirements of the Department of Libraries and Archives, KRS 171.410 to 171.740 and 725 KAR Chapter 1.