Wednesday, December 31 is the deadline for Kentucky voters to change political parties for next May’s primary election.
Kentucky’s primaries are closed meaning voters can only cast ballots for candidates representing the party for which their registered.
According to Calloway County Clerk Antonia Faulkner, the process only takes a few minutes and can be completed in person at the courthouse or by mail.
“If it’s put in the mail and postmarked December 31st, we’ll take care of that for you," explained Faulkner. "It’s a fairly simple process, it’s just the time limit. You have to get that done by that date to get to vote in May.”
The marquee 2015 contest in Kentucky is the race to replace term-limited Governor Steve Beshear. So far, Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway is facing a primary challenge from Geoff Young. The Republican gubernatorial primary has Agriculture Commissioner James Comer facing off against former Louisville councilman Hal Heiner.
Primary election day is May 20.