The deadline applies to registered voters who wish to vote for another party in the May 2018 Primary Election or be a candidate for a different political party in the 2018 elections.
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says next year, Kentuckians will elect officials at every level - from Congress to the General Assembly to county offices.Voters who change affiliation after the deadline are not eligible to vote in partisan races in the Primary Election.
Prospective candidates are also required to establish their party affiliation by December 31 of the year prior to a regular election. Registration status can be verified or changed at GoVoteKY.com. Individuals can make the change in person at their local county clerk’s office.