Kentucky Primary Election coming Tuesday

Published 2:09 pm Thursday, May 16, 2019

Kentucky’s primary election is Tuesday, and Bell County Clerk Debbie Gambrel is encouraging everyone to get out and vote.

“It is our right and privilege to vote, and voting is the foundation of our form of government,” Gambrel said. “Your vote is your voice, your decision that speaks for our future and also our children’s future.”

Gambrel continued to explain that many people will not take the time to vote.

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“If you don’t vote, you can’t complain if you don’t like the outcome of the people that get elected,” she said. “Please support your right and privilege by voting.”

There are several statewide offices that are up for vote this election. In the governor’s race, Republicans will be choosing between incumbent Matt Bevin, Robert Goforth, Ike Lawrence and William E. Woods. Democrats will pick between Rocky Adkins, Andy Beshear, Adam Edelen and Geoff Young.

The Secretary of State primary has Michael G. Adams, Andrew English, Stephen Knipper, and Carl Nett on the Republican ballot. Jason S. Belcher, Jason Griffith, incumbent Health French Henry, and Geoff Sebesta are on the Democratic ballot.

In the Commissioner of Agriculture race, Republicans will choose between Bill Polyniak and Frank F. Quarles, while Democrats choose between Robert Haley Conway and Joe Trigg.

Republicans will also be picking an Attorney General candidate between Daniel Cameron and Will Schroder.

Democrats will select an Auditor of Public Accounts candidate between Kelsey Hayes Coots, Sheri Donahue and Chris Tobe (Drew Curtis is on the ballot but has withdrawn).

Also on the Democratic ballot is the State Treasurer’s race between Michael Bowman and Josh Mers.

A note to Middlesboro voters: The Noetown precinct has changed from the Middlesboro Central Arts building to the Middlesboro High School gym lobby.

If you have any questions regarding the upcoming election, you can contact the Bell County Clerk’s Office at 606-337-6143.