Prospective candidates for the office of circuit court clerk must register for the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk 2018 Election Qualifying Exam between October 16 and November 8, 2017. The exam will take place December 2, 2017 at Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington. This is the only date and location for the exam. To qualify, anyone running for the office of circuit court clerk must score at least 70 percent on the exam. County clerks will be notified of eligible applicants.