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Filing Deadline For Independents Nears

The filing deadline for independent candidates seeking partisan offices in Kentucky is next Tuesday.  The deadline also applies to other candidates seeking office in the November 2nd General Election.Independent candidates seeking partisan offices, candidates for non-partisan offices with no primary, or those seeking to fill an office with a recent vacancy must have their filing papers in the hands of state or local elections officials by 4:00 pm, local time, August 10th.“All candidates who want to run for a partisan office – which can range from judge-executive, county clerk, all the way up to your state senator and state representative – you have to file your paperwork by August 10th," says Secretary of State's office spokesperson Les Fugate.Fugate urges candidates to get their paperwork in early because document corrections are not allowed after the filing deadline.