Absentee ballots can now be requested (click the link) for the Nov. 2 special election to fill the 89th state House District seat, formerly held by Rep. Robert Goforth.

The date is one of several key dates and locations of which voters should be aware as the special election nears.

This special election for House District 89 affects:


 


All of Jackson county 


 



The following precincts in Laurel County:


     C105 Maplesville

     C109 London #6

     D101 East Bernstadt #1

     D102 East Bernstadt #2

     D103 Viva

     D104 Oakley

     D105 Cross Roads

     D106 Pittsburg

     D107 London #7

  The following precincts in Madison County: 


     A101 Big Hill-Blue Lick

     A105 South Berea

     A106 West Berea-Mayde,

     A107 Clay

     A108 Silver Creek

     A109 Bobtown Redlick

     A110 Walker Branch

     C106 Brassfield Bearwallow

     D106 Kingston

     D108 Battlefield

The two candidates, Maetinee Suramek (D) and Timmy Truett (R), will be on the ballot for the House seat. For further information about these candidates, click on the links above to their contact information.


This election will not be conducted under the special circumstances created by the pandemic emergency in 2020. Instead, it will be conducted under the current statutes, which include important changes created by the passage of House Bill 574.

In addition to Sept. 18, which was the first day to request an absentee ballot via the State Board of Elections portal, other important dates include:

October 4 – Last day to register to vote for the special election

October 19 – Last day to request an absentee ballot via the State Board of Elections portal

October 28, 29, 30 – In-Person Absentee voting at the  County Clerk’s office


​     EARLY VOTING: October 28-30, 2021 (8 am - 4:30 pm)
     Madison County Clerk's Office--Berea Branch, 304 Chestnut Street, Berea

     ELECTION DAY: November 2, 2021 (6 am - 6 pm), Russel Acton Folk Center, 212 W. Jefferson Street, Berea, KY 40403


County Contact Information about the 2021 Special Election:


Jackson County Clerk: 108 Courthouse Square, PO Box 339, McKee, KY 40447-0339
Phone:  (606) 287-7800; Email:  donald.moore@ky.gov


Laurel County Clerk, Phone:  (606) 864-5158; Email: tony.brown@ky.gov

November 2 – Election Day

Mail-in Absentee Ballot Process

Unlike 2020, voters must have a qualifying reason to vote by mail-in absentee ballot. This method of voting is not available to the general public.

Eligible voters must request their ballot via the State Board of Elections secure portal located at govoteky.com. Voters unable to use the portal should contact the county clerk for assistance at the numbers listed below.

Eligible voters may request their ballot beginning on September 18, but must complete their request no later than October 19. The State Board of Elections portal will close at 11:59 pm on October 19.

Voters may return their ballot via US mail.

Mailed ballots must be received by 6pm on Election Day in order to be counted.

In-Person Absentee Process

The passage of House Bill 574 in 2021 also changed the way in-person absentee voting occurs. Under the new law, all eligible voters may vote an absentee ballot, in-person, on the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday before Election Day.

For this special election, in-person absentee voting will be held on Thursday, October 28th, Friday, October 29th, and Saturday, October 30th. Contact your County Clerk's Office (listed above, for Jackson, Laurel, and Madison counties.

​​Madison County - for more information contact


If you are a voter in one of these Madison County precincts & need more information about voting, contact:

 

Kenny Barger, Madison County Clerk
Madison County Courthouse
101 W. Main Street
Richmond, KY 40475 

Phone: (859) 624-4703

​Email: 

​Together Frankfort

​​Laurel County for more information contact


If you are a voter in one of these Laurel County precincts, & need more information about voting, contact:


Tony Brown, Laurel County Clerk

Phone: (606) 864-5158;

Email: tony.brown@ky.gov 

Kentucky Special Election for House District 89

The Republican Party of Kentucky's Executive Director Sarah Van Wallaghen announced Timmy Truett for the nomination to run for House District 89.

The Kentucky Democratic Party  announced Mae Suramek for the nomination to run for House District 89.

Jackson County for more information contact


If you are a voter in Jackson County & need more information about voting, contact:

Donald  Moore, Jackson County Clerk

Phone: (606) 287-7800

Email: donald.moore@ky.gov 

SSPECIAL RULES AND DEADLINES -- PAY ATTENTION!


PLEASE review and share the special rules related to the special election on November 2.  If you live within the area enclosed by the yellow line, and are eligible to vote, don't forget to cast your ballot in the special election for District 89 of the Kentucky House of Representatives which has been called for November 2, 2021. 

Maetinee Suramek, Democratic Candidate for House District 89

Business Address:

Nirvana Noodle

15 Chestnut St, Berea, KY 40403
Business Phone:  (859) 756-6447

Campaign Website

Campaign Facebook Page

​Twitter: @MaeSuramek

Campaign Email: mae@maeforkentucky.com

A special election for House District 89 of the Kentucky State House has been called for November 2, 2021. Candidates running for special elections in Kentucky have been selected by their respective local party organizations.

The seat became vacant after Representative Robert Goforth (R) resigned Aug. 24, 2021, during a criminal case for allegedly assaulting his wife.

Timmy Truett, Republican Candidate for House District 89

Business Address:

Truett's Pumpkin Patch
4172 Hwy 2003
McKee, KY  40447

Phone:  (606) 438-9128
Website

Campaign Facebook Page

​Twitter  @timmytruett

Campaign Email: truettfor89@gmail.com