The Grayson County ballot for the Tuesday, Nov. 8 General Election has been released.
The ballot will include the following races and candidates:
President and Vice President of the United States
Republican: Donald Trump and Michael Pence
Democrat: Hillary Clinton and Timothy Kaine
Libertarian: Gary Johnson and Bill Weld
American Delta Party: Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente and Michael Steinberg
Green Party: Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka
Independent: Evan McMullin and Nathan Johnson
United States Senator
Republican: Rand Paul
Democrat: Jim Gray
United States Representative in Congress – 2nd Congressional District
Republican: Brett Guthrie (Guthrie is running unopposed.)
State Senator – 5th Senatorial District
Republican: Stephen Meredith
Democrat: Leslie Stith
State Representative – 18th Representative District
Republican: Tim Moore (Moore is running unopposed.)
Property Valuation Administrator (Unexpired Term)
Republican: Ernie Perkins
Democrat: Sherrie Stinnett
County Surveyor (Unexpired Term)
Write-In only. No candidates filed for this race before the deadline.
Leitchfield City Council
(This race is open to voters in the East, North and Southwest Leitchfield precincts, as well as part of the East “A,” West “A,” North “A” Leitchfield and Arlington precincts. Voters may select up to six individuals for whom to vote.)
William “Billy” Dallas
Gerald “Jerry” Schlosser
Raymond “Tooty” Cottrell
Caneyville City Commission
(This race is open to voters in part of Caneyville only. Voters may select up to four individuals for whom to vote.)
Clarkson City Commission
(This race is open to voters in part of Clarkson only. Voters may select up to four individuals for whom to vote.)
Robert “Bob” Vincent
Voters in the Caneyville, Spring Lick, Falls of Rough, Yeaman, and Short Creek precincts will have the option of voting for Constable for the 2nd Magisterial District, the only filed candidate for which is Republican Alvin Dockery.
Voters in the Big Clifty, North “A” Leitchfield, and Horntown precincts will have the option of voting for Constable for the 4th Magisterial District; however, this position will be write-in only as no candidates filed to run.
Voters in the Clarkson, Big Clifty, Horntown, and Millerstown precincts will have the option of voting for a Grayson County Board of Education Member to represent the 1st Educational District. Valeria Hayes-Hicks is the only candidate who has filed for this position.
Voters in the Millwood, Anneta, South “A” Leitchfield, Arlington, and Shrewsbury precincts will have the option of voting for a Grayson County Board of Education Member to represent the 2nd Educational District. Charlotte Gower is the only candidate who has filed for this position.
Voters in the West “A,” North “A,” and Southwest Leitchfield precincts will have the option of voting for a Grayson County Board of Education Member to represent the 4th Educational District. Carolyn Thomason is the only candidate who has filed for this position.
Grayson County Clerk Sherry Weedman said that anyone wishing to be a write-in candidate in any of the aforementioned races must file by Friday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m.
There will be a $50 filing fee to be a write-in candidate.
If a candidate has not filed as a certified write-in candidate, any votes he or she receives will not count, Weedman said.
The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 8 General Election is Tuesday, Oct. 11.
The walk-in absentee ballot machine will be available from Monday Oct. 10 at 9:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7.
Those who qualify to vote in the walk-in absentee ballot include someone who will be out of town on Election Day, students residing out of county, military personnel, expectant mothers in their third trimester, and precinct workers working out of their precinct.
The absentee ballot machine is located in the Grayson County Clerk’s Office on the third floor of the Courthouse at 10 Public Sq. in Leitchfield.
Additionally, mail-out absentee ballot application requests are in progress.
Those who qualify to vote in a mail-out absentee ballot include individuals with disabilities or an illness, students, and military and medical personnel. Age and work schedule can also determine whether one qualifies to vote in mail-in absentee ballot.
Per Kentucky Revised Statute 117.075, the last day for requests for mail-out absentee ballots to be returned to the County Clerk’s office is Tuesday, Nov. 1.
The ballots must be returned to the County Clerk’s office by Election Day.
For more information or to check eligibility, contact the County Clerk’s Office Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 270-259-3201.
By Matt Lasley – [email protected]
Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.