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:
James A. “Jimmy” Carter
Elkhorn City Mayor
Coal Run Mayor
Andrew H. Scott
Pikeville City Commissioner
Bob Shurtleff Jr.
Matthew N. Corbin
Elkhorn City Council Member
Roxanne M. Blankenship
Cory D. Bailiff
Robert L. Lester
Coal Run City Commissioner
Merlin “Bubby” Sesco Jr.
Herbert “Trey” Deskins
Beverlyjo Justice Osborne
Pike County School Board Member - District 1
Ireland “Heavy” Blankenship
Pike County School Board Member - District 4
Pike County School Board Member - District 5
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.