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Election 2014: Deadline to switch parties is December 31, 2013
Secretary Grimes reminds voters of deadline to change party affiliation
By Lynn Sowards Zellen
News from Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes office
Registered voters who want to vote in another party's May 2014 primary election or attain ballot access in the 2014 regular elections as an independent or member of a different political party must change their registration no later than December 31, 2013.
"More than 300 offices are on the ballot next year," said Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky's Chief Election Official. "Kentucky has closed primaries, and we want to make sure all eligible Kentuckians are qualified to vote in the primary election of their choice."
To be qualified to vote in a partisan primary election, a voter must have been a member of that party on December 31 of the preceding year or a new registrant who has not changed his or her affiliation. Voters who change party affiliation after December 31, 2013, will not be eligible to vote in partisan races in the May 20, 2014, Primary Election, although they may vote in nonpartisan races on the May Primary ballot.
The deadline to change affiliation also applies to prospective candidates in the 2014 regular elections. Under Kentucky law, to be qualified as a party or independent candidate in a regular election, a candidate's registration status generally must be established by December 31 of the year preceding the election.
Voters can verify their current registration status through the Voter Information Center. Registered voters can change their party affiliation by completing a voter registration card and returning it to the county clerk in their county of residence. Registration forms are available at county clerks' offices and can be downloaded from the State Board of Elections' website.
Registration cards submitted by mail must be postmarked by December 31, 2013. Individuals who prefer to submit their cards in person should check with their county clerks' offices regarding hours of operation during the holiday season.
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