Louisville Election FAQs
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Who Should You Vote For? When Is The Election? Who Are My Candidates? This Voters Guide Is Provided By Judge Sean Delahanty To Help You Vote On November 6, 2018.
Judicial Election Information
Voters can contribute up to $2000 per election to a judicial candidate’s committee. You can do so by
clicking Donate under Join Us in the header of this page.
Kentucky Law Concerning Judicial Donations
Candidates for judicial offices in Kentucky must adhere to the state’s campaign finance laws. These laws regulate the amounts and sources of money given or received for political purposes; in addition, campaign finance laws stipulate disclosure requirements for political contributions and expenditures.
American Bar Association Concerning Judicial Donations
Rule 4.1: Political and Campaign Activities of Judges and Judicial Candidates in General
(1) act as a leader in, or hold an office in, a political organization;*
(2) make speeches on behalf of a political organization;
(3) publicly endorse or oppose a candidate for any public office;
(4) solicit funds for, pay an assessment to, or make a contribution* to a political organization or a candidate for public office;
(5) attend or purchase tickets for dinners or other events sponsored by a political
organization or a candidate for public office;
(6) publicly identify himself or herself as a candidate of a political organization;
(7) seek, accept, or use endorsements from a political organization;
(8) personally solicit* or accept campaign contributions other than through a campaign committee authorized by Rule 4.4;
(9) use or permit the use of campaign contributions for the private benefit of the judge, the candidate, or others;
(10) use court staff, facilities, or other court resources in a campaign for judicial office;
(11) knowingly,* or with reckless disregard for the truth, make any false or misleading statement;
(12) make any statement that would reasonably be expected to affect the outcome or impair the fairness of a matter pending* or impending* in any court; or
(13) in connection with cases, controversies, or issues that are likely to come before the court, make pledges, promises, or commitments that are inconsistent with the impartial* performance of the adjudicative duties of judicial office.
(B) A judge or judicial candidate shall take reasonable measures to ensure that other persons do not undertake, on behalf of the judge or judicial candidate, any activities prohibited under paragraph (A). candidate, any activities prohibited under paragraph (A).
Sample Ballots Will Be Officially Available In October.
Election Ballot samples are an important tool in any knowledgable voters arsenal. We understand you need time to look over dozens of offices and review the candidates running to represent you. We’ve provided an unofficial sample ballot that includes all county-wide offices in our recently released 2018 Complete Voter’s Guide. This sample ballot is not complete and still needs to be updated with Louisville Metro Council races and candidates.
The county clerk’s office is expected to produce official sample ballots in October and we’ll add those to this site when they are available. If you’d like to be keep updated on the progress of releasing this information we encourage you to visit our Judge Sean Delahanty Supporters site at www.fordelahanty.com. This support driven site includes forums and provides voters with a connected environment to consider your choices among neighbors.
The Sample Ballot is just one part of the 2018 Complete Voter’s Guide. You’ll find an extensive FAQ section with information on registering to vote, deadlines, who is running and what offices will be on the official ballot. If you have any suggested FAQs feel free to contact us or submit the question to us through our FAQ Submission page.
A nonpartisan election is one where, if a primary is held, it is not for the purpose of narrowing the candidates to one from each party; rather, the top two candidates, regardless of party, typically advance to the general election. At both the primary and general elections, the candidates are listed on the ballot without necessarily designating any party affiliation.
The judges of the Kentucky District Courts are elected in nonpartisan elections. They serve four-year terms and must run for re-election if they wish to serve again.
Kentucky will hold nonpartisan elections for local judicial offices on November 6, 2018. A primary election took place on May 22, 2018. The filing deadline for candidates who wished to run in this election was January 30, 2018.