What Is A Nonpartisan Election

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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.