U.S. Representative (KY-3)

Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Nov 06, 2019 - Jun 02, 2020


There are 435 U.S. Representatives in the United States that comprise the House of Representatives, otherwise known as the United States Congress. U.S. Representatives are responsible for drafting and voting on federal laws for the United States. The work of preparing and considering legislation is done by standing congressional committees, and in addition there are special committees as well as joint committees (committees with U.S. Representatives and Senators). Federal funding bills originate in the House of Representative, and the House of Representatives is responsible for carrying out impeachment proceedings. Congressional bills, after having been passed by the Senate and House of Representatives, must be signed by the president of the United States within 10 days of their submission, or they become law automatically, unless Congress is not in session. If vetoed by the president, a bill may become law only by its repassage by a two-thirds majority in each house. The Constitution requires a regular annual meeting of Congress, which begins on Jan. 3 each year. The proceedings of Congress are recorded in the Congressional Record, and U.S. Representatives have offices in Washington D.C. and their home districts to address concerns of citizens in their districts. The yearly salary for a United States Congressional Representative is $174,000.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Kentucky State Board of Elections to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the required filing forms. 2) Complete the required filing forms and submit the filing forms to the Kentucky State Board of Elections. The required forms include a statement of candidacy, campaign finance forms, nominating petitions and other office specific forms. 3) To run as an independent, you must file a statement of candidacy by April 1st. If April 1st falls on a nonbusiness day, the deadline will be the following business day. Nominating petitions are due the second Tuesday in August in order to qualify for the ballot. Petition signature requirements vary by office. If you plan to run as a candidate for one of the established political parties, contact the Kentucky State Board of Elections or the party office for information about the filing procedures necessary to compete in the party primary. The deadline to file as a party candidate is the last Tuesday in January. If you have any questions please contact the Kentucky State Board of Elections by phone at (502) 573-7100 . Additionally, the 2016 Kentucky election caldendar can be found here: http://elect.ky.gov/SiteCollectionDocuments/Election%20Calendars/2016%20Election%20Calendar%20(LSZ).final%20approval%201-22-2014.pdf.

Submit application to:
Kentucky Secretary of State , 700 Capital Ave #152, Frankfort, KY, 40601, US