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Tues., May 17 is the big day — aka Election Day — 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 primaries. First things first, make sure you’re eligible + registered to vote.
🗳️ Find your polling location
Fayette County polling places will be open on Tues., May 17 from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. If you’re unsure where to go, you can click here for your polling location.
Early walk-in voting will be available from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Thurs., May 12-Sat., May 14 at Kroger Field, 1540 University Dr. You’ll be required to show a photo ID.
Voting absentee? The deadline to request a mail-in ballot was Tues., May 3. Completed ballots must be received by mail or placed in the dropbox outside the County Clerk’s office at 162 E. Main St. by 6 p.m. Tues., May 17 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 22, 34
- State Representative, Districts 73, 75, 79
- County Judge Executive
- County Attorney
- County Sheriff
- Constable, Districts 1, 2, 3
- Circuit Judge, Division 7
- District Judge, Division 1
- County Mayor
- Urban County Council At-Large
- Urban County Council, Districts 1, 4, 5
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.
- Arnold Blankenship, Republican
- Joshua Wesley Blanton Sr., Democrat
- Charles Booker, Democrat
- Valerie “Dr Val” Fredrick, Republican
- Ruth Gao, Democrat
- Paul V. Hamilton, Republican
- John Merrill, Democrat
- Rand Paul, Republican
- John Schiess, Republican
- Tami L. Stainfield, Republican
US Representative in Congress, District 6
- Andy Barr, Republican
- Derek Petteys, Republican
- Chris Preece, Democrat
- Geoffrey M. “Geoff” Young, Democrat
State Senator, District 22
State Senator, District 34
State Representative, District 73
State Representative, District 75
State Representative, District 79
County Judge Executive
- Tony W. Coffey, Democrat
- Mary Diane McCord Hanna, Democrat
- Thomas J. Hern, Republican
- Jon Larson, Republican
- Daniel Luke Morgan, Republican
- Sean Mike Pickard, Democrat
Constable District 1
Constable District 2
Constable District 3
Urban County Council At-Large
- Chuck Ellinger II.
- Bill Farmer Jr.
- Arnold Farr
- Lillie Miller-Johnson
- Richard Moloney
- James Brown
- Matt E. Miniard
- Dan Wu
Urban County Council – 1st District
Urban County Council – 4th District
Urban County Council – 5th District
** 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.