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JIM: Kentucky statutes set open dates for Wet-Dry elections

Present Kentucky laws will not allow Wet-Dry Elections to take place at the same time a regular primary or general election
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By JIM

The answer to Mr. Burns' question is quite straightforward. By state statute, a wet-dry election in Kentucky can't be held on or within thirty days either side of a primary or general election. Please note point 3, below, from the KRS (Kentucky Revised Stautues):

[KRS] 242.030 Date of local option election.

  1. The date of the local option election may be stated in the petition for election. If the date is not stated, it shall be designated by the county judge/executive.

  2. The local option election shall be held not earlier than sixty (60) nor later than ninety (90) days after the date the petition is filed with the county clerk.

  3. The local option election shall not be held on the same day that a primary or general election is held in the territory or any part of the territory, nor within thirty (30) days next preceding or following a regular political election.
For the doubting Thomases in the audience, a link to the pertinent section from kentucky.gov: Pertinent KRS.


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