Yesterday, Kentucky HB141 passed the House unanimously and went to the Senate. It makes two minor improvements in the ballot access laws. It deletes the requirement that minor party and independent presidential candidates must file a declaration of candidacy on April 1 of an election year.
Also, it lets minor party and independent presidential candidate petitions circulate as early as the candidate or group wishes. Since Kentucky permits stand-ins on presidential petitions, this change lets minor parties circulate their presidential petitions in the year before a presidential election, if they wish to. Under the existing law, they may not begin until November of the year before the election.