2014 Kentucky Revised Statutes
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117.145 Preparation of ballot labels, absentee ballots and supplemental paper
ballots -- Provision for write-in votes.
At least fifteen (15) days before any special election, and at least fifty (50) days
before any primary or regular election, the county clerk of each county shall
cause to be printed and ready for use ballot labels for each candidate who, and
each question which, is entitled to be voted upon in such election. The ballot
labels shall be printed on clear white paper or other material which shall be
furnished by the printer. They shall be printed in black ink, in plain, clear type
clearly legible to a person with normal vision, and shall be of a size to fit the
ballot frames. The labels shall include the necessary party designations.
Each county clerk shall have printed a sufficient number of paper absentee
ballots. The absentee ballot shall be used for voting by absent voters; by
precinct officers who have been assigned to a precinct other than their own; by
members of a county board of elections; by voters so disabled by age, infirmity
or illness as to be unable to appear at the polls; and for voting in an emergency
situation. The ballot stubs shall be consecutively numbered and the county
board shall keep a record, by number, of all absentee ballots used for any of
the purposes listed herein.
No later than the Friday preceding a special or regular election, the county
clerk shall equip the voting machines with the necessary supplies for the
purpose of write-in votes. The county clerk shall also attach a pencil or pen to
the voting machine for write-in purposes.
If supplemental paper ballots have been approved as provided in KRS
118.215, the county clerk shall cause to be printed a sufficient number of paper
ballots for the registered voters of each precinct. The paper ballots shall have
stubs which are numbered consecutively. The quality of paper on which the
supplemental paper ballots are printed shall be determined by regulations
promulgated by the secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet.
Effective:July 14, 1992
History: Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 296, sec. 3, effective July 14, 1992. -Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 23, effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended
1986 Ky. Acts ch. 470, sec. 12, effective July 15, 1986. -- Amended 1984 Ky.
Acts ch. 44, sec. 4, effective March 2, 1984; and ch. 185, sec. 8, effective July
13, 1984. -- Amended 1976 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 1, sec. 3, effective
March 19, 1977. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 28, effective June 21,
CHAPTER 117 - REGULATION OF ELECTIONS
117.145 Preparation of ballot labels, absentee ballots and supplemental paper ballots -- Provision for write-in votes.
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