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March 17, 2020 10:31am

Kentucky 2020 primary election rescheduled

Kentucky’s 2020 primary election will now take place on June 23 instead of May 19 in light of growing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. The general election date is still November 3, 2020.

In 2020, numerous positions in Kentucky are up for election, including:

  • All 100 seats of the Kentucky House of Representatives
  • Half of the Kentucky State Senate
  • Kentucky’s six congressional districts for the U.S. House of Representatives
  • One U.S. Senate seat

The June 23 primary will also include elections for the Democratic nominee for President of the United States. For a full list of elected offices up in 2020, see the Kentucky Secretary of State’s website.

State law allows for a primary election to be delayed by up to five weeks. According to Secretary of State Michael Adams, this is the first time the law has been utilized.

Read more about Kentucky’s 2020 elections here. Read the executive order from Governor Beshear and Secretary of State Adams here.