The candidate filing period for the 2018 election cycle is open. Potential candidates can use the Secretary of State’s online Becoming a Candidate portal to fill out most of the paperwork required, then save and print a PDF copy for filing with officials. Kentucky law does not currently allow candidates to submit fillings electronically. Blank filing forms can also be printed, as well as requested by mail. The deadline for filing for offices that may have a primary is 4pm local time on January 30, 2018. Independent, political group, or political organization candidates for offices that require a statement of candidacy must file by 4pm local time on April 2, 2018.