Kentucky's 2022 Primary Election
A Guide for Voters in Franklin County, Kentucky
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Candidates for State Offices which Represent Franklin County
Candidates for National Offices which Represent Franklin County
Candidates for United States Congress from District 1 (no primary)
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 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.
(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.