More candidates have filed their paperwork to be placed on the nonpartisan ballots for the 2018 general election in November.

Candidates seeking to file for office have a little more than one week to do so, as filings close at 4 p.m. Aug. 14 for the nonpartisan offices, excluding the Pikeville City Commission, for which filing ended in January.

Those with the intent to be “write-in” candidates must do so no later than 4 p.m. on Oct. 26.

The deadline to register to vote in the general election is

Tuesday, Oct. 9, because the traditional Monday, Oct. 8, is a legal holiday this cycle.

Absentee voting begins Oct. 19 and voters head to the polls on Nov. 6 for the general election.

Those who have filed their paperwork to run for election this year with Grimes’ office and the office of Pike County Clerk Rhonda Taylor include:

Pikeville Mayor

James A. “Jimmy” Carter

Elkhorn City Mayor

Michael Taylor

Coal Run Mayor

Andrew H. Scott

Pikeville City Commissioner

Bob Shurtleff Jr.

Steve Hartsock

Allison Powers

Kim May-Downey

Patrick McNamee

Matthew N. Corbin

Elkhorn City Council Member

Roger Copley

Roxanne M. Blankenship

Cory D. Bailiff

Michael Stacy

Robert L. Lester

Coal Run City Commissioner

Merlin “Bubby” Sesco Jr.

Mike Steele

Herbert “Trey” Deskins

Beverlyjo Justice Osborne

Pike County School Board Member - District 1

Ireland “Heavy” Blankenship

Warren Lynch

Pike County School Board Member - District 4

Nee Jackson

Pike County School Board Member - District 5

Shane Hurley

Pikeville Independent School Board

Joe Ray Thornsbury

As of press time Friday, no candidates had filed for the three open Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor positions.

Several other partisan races, which were set in the May primary elections, will also appear on the ballots in November.

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