Bill Moving Kentucky Gubernatorial Elections from Odd Years to Presidential Years Advances

On January 8, the Kentucky House Committee on Elections, Constitutional Amendments, and Intergovernmental Affairs unanimously passed HB 23. It moves Kentucky elections for statewide state officials from the odd year just prior to a presidential election year, to presidential election years.

Kentucky has been electing its Governors in the odd year just prior to presidential election years ever since 1851, so this would be a big change for the state. The bill says that the officers elected in 2019 would have five-year terms, and the next elections for those offices would be 2024. If the bill passes the legislature, then the voters will vote on the idea, probably in November 2018.

The only other states that elect their Governors in the odd year before a presidential election year are Louisiana and Mississippi.


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Bill Moving Kentucky Gubernatorial Elections from Odd Years to Presidential Years Advances — 3 Comments

  1. ONE year terms for all legislative bodies and executive officers

    — since they very quickly become corrupt power mad — under control by the special interest gangs.

    PR and AppV

    Some of the new 1776 era States had 6 month terms for the State legislatures – IE May and Nov elections.

    1776 era phrase — Tyranny begins when annual elections end.

  2. Just the super-obvious —

    Would Prez Trump have been elected in Nov 2017 ???

    — esp with his BAD/POOR polling stats ???

    — would he have even run again ???

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