Guide to Kentucky’s six statewide races. Early voting starts Thursday.

By: - November 1, 2023 5:47 pm

A voter in the May 16 primary leaves a polling location at Scott County Public Library in Georgetown. (Kentucky Lantern photo by Abbey Cutrer)

Kentucky voters are not electing just a governor this fall.

Five other constitutional offices are on the “down ballot” — and only one of them, secretary of state, has an incumbent.

No-excuse early voting starts Thursday, Nov. 2, and will last through Saturday. Voters can find information, such as address and hours, for their local early voting locations on the State Board of Elections’ website.

The election is Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Here’s a compilation of Lantern reporting on the candidates and the races.



Daniel Cameron, left, and Andy Beshear.


Secretary of state


Charles “Buddy” Wheatley, left, Michael Adams


Attorney General


Pamela Stevenson, left, and Russell Coleman


Auditor of public accounts


Kim Reeder, left, and Allison Ball.




Michael Bowman, left, and Mark Metcalf


Commissioner of agriculture


Sierra Enlow, left, and Jonathan Shell


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