February 25, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Terry Naydan or Nita Smith, co-presidents 502-875-6481
Or Cindy Heine, Publicity Chair 859-351-9419
VOTE in the MARCH 5 Republican Presidential Caucus and MARCH 8 Special Election
Louisville, KY– The League of Women Voters works to engage citizens in the democratic process and is alerting citizens about two upcoming opportunities to vote for their elected officials.
The Kentucky Republican Presidential Caucus, scheduled on Saturday, March 5, will be the only opportunity for Republicans to cast their ballots to determine who will run on the Republican ticket for president of the United States. The caucus is a new and unfamiliar process for Kentucky and the League wants to be sure citizens understand how they can vote.
Kentucky voters must have been registered as Republicans by December 31, 2015, to be eligible to vote in the caucus, which will be held Saturday, March 5 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. local time. Voting locations differ from usual polling places, so citizens should check the Republican Party web site for the location in their county. (rpk.org/caucus/) The only candidates on the Caucus ballot will be those running for president for the Republican nominee. Primary elections for all other candidates will be held Tuesday, May 17.
A special election is scheduled on Tuesday, March 8 to fill four vacancies in the Kentucky House of Representatives. They include:
District 8 (parts of Trigg and Christian counties)
District 54 (Boyle and Casey counties)
District 62 (Owen and parts of Scott and Northern Fayette counties)
District 98 (Greenup and part of Boyd counties)
Polls for the special election will be open Tuesday, March 8, 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. All registered voters in these districts may vote in this special election. County clerks will have information about voting locations.
“We hope that all Kentucky registered Republicans will make their voices heard by voting in the presidential caucus on March 5th” said co-president Terry Naydan. “This will be their only opportunity to choose the standard bearer for their party for this most important presidential election. We also hope all registered voters will vote in this important special election to fill House vacancies.”
The League of Women Voters of Kentucky is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. It works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and to influence public policy through education and advocacy. The League does not endorse, or oppose, political candidates or parties.
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