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🗳️ The results
First things first, props to you for making your voice heard this year. 🗳️
You exercised your right to vote + now you’re probably wondering who won the 2022 election.
You can stop refreshing those election trackers, because we’re here to share the results. Say hello to...
Linda Gorton, Mayor
“It is truly the honor of a lifetime to have your trust as your leader, as we work together for the next four years. And I do consider it a great honor. To keep our focus on service to the people, this is what government and a mayor should always be, is serving people.”
Kathy Witt, Sheriff
Meet all of Lexington’s elected officials here.
The big day — aka Election Day — is officially one week away, and we’ve done the Googling so you don’t have to. To make this election as easy as possible, we’ve curated need-to-know information about how and where to vote and those who are running opposed in the general election. First things first, make sure you’re eligible + registered to vote.
🗳️ Find your polling location
Fayette County polling places will be open on Tues Nov. 8 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you’re unsure where to go, click here for your polling location.
Can’t make it on election day? Any registered voter who has not requested a mail-in absentee ballot may cast an unexcused in-person absentee ballot. This option will be available Thurs., Nov. 3-Sat., Nov. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Ln.
Excused in-person absentee voting will continue today + Wed., Nov. 2 at the County Clerk’s office, 162 E. Main St., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mail-in absentee ballots must be received by mail or placed in the dropbox outside the County Clerk’s office by 6 p.m. Tues., Nov. 8 to be counted.
The following positions have at least two people running for office. Those running unopposed in the primary election are not listed. Find all current positions in the election here.
- US Senator
- US Representative in Congress, District 6
- State Senator, District 12, 22, 34
- State Representative, Districts 39, 73, 77, 88, 93
- County Judge Executive
- County Sheriff
- County Clerk
- Circuit Judge, Division 7
- County Mayor
- Urban County Council At-Large
- Urban County Council, All Districts
Want to know exactly who your choices are for the election? Head here + fill out the requested information for a sample ballot based on your district, with all of the candidates who will be listed on the ballot of your choice.
🗳️ The candidates
Here are the candidates that will be on the ballot in Fayette County, listed in alphabetical order by last name.
- Charles Booker, Democrat
- Rand Paul, Republican
US Representative in Congress, District 6
- Andy Barr, Republican
- Geoffrey M. “Geoff” Young, Democrat
State Senator, District 12
- Amanda Mays Bledsoe, Republican
- Bill O’Brien, Democrat
State Senator, District 22
- Donald Douglas, Republican
- Chuck Eddy, Democrat
State Senator, District 34
- Jared K. Carpenter, Republican
- Susan Cintra, Democrat
State Representative, District 39
- Matt Lockett, Republican
- Gwendolyn E. Mitchell, Democrat
State Representative, District 73
- D. Ryan Dotson, Republican
- Thomas Weston Adams III, Democrat
State Representative, District 77
- George A. Brown, Democrat
- Terry Cunningham, Republican
State Representative, District 88
- Jim Coleman, Republican
- Cherlynn Stevenson, Democrat
State Representative, District 93
- Lamin Swann, Democrat
- Kyle Whalen, Republican
County Judge Executive
- Mary Diane McCord Hanna, Democrat
- Jon Larson, Republican
- Don Blevins Jr., Democrat
- Brystin Denguessi Kwin, Republican
- Christopher D. Holliday, Republican
- Kathy Witt, Democrat
Urban County Council At-Large
Urban County Council - District 1
Urban County Council - District 2
Urban County Council - District 3
Urban County Council - District 4
Urban County Council - District 5
Urban County Council - District 6
Urban County Council - District 7
Urban County Council - District 8
Urban County Council - District 9
Urban County Council - District 10
Urban County Council - District 11
Urban County Council - District 12
** We tried our best to include links to the candidate’s election website or election Facebook/Instagram account. If those were unavailable, we tried to find a link including the most information. If you know of a better link that represents any of the above candidates, please let us know.