Congressional and state legislative races will command most of the attention in Tuesday's primary election, but some local races are on regional ballots.
In addition to the mayoral primary, Frankfort voters will choose four people from a field of 11 candidates on the non-partisan ballot for city commissioner.
They are incumbents Katie Flynn Hedden, Michael Flynn Turner and Sellus Wilder, plus challengers Charles L. Cunningham, Jenny R. Bailey, Louis McClain, Robert E. Roach, Terry L. Sutton, Douglas Wells McGaughey, Tommy Haynes and Lynn Bowers.
The top eight vote-getters will be on the Nov. 6 general-election ballot.
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In Bourbon County, two Democrats are running for circuit clerk: incumbent Beverly Hinkle Smits and Sherry Brennan Rankin, a former circuit clerk. The winner of the primary will face Republican candidate Trina Huston in November.
Rankin resigned in 2007 after she was convicted on misdemeanor misconduct charges for altering records of traffic violations so they wouldn't appear in an electronic records system. Huston served as interim circuit clerk for a little more than two months until Smits defeated her in the November 2007 general election.
In Madison County, voters in Richmond can vote for four of the 14 candidates on the nonpartisan ballot for city commissioner.
They are incumbents Richard Thomas, Donna Baird, Jason Morgan and Robert R. Blythe, plus challengers Bobby Johns, James E. Miller, Don Jaynes, Jim Newby, Doug Parker, Laura Durham Morgan, Dale E. Carrier, Raymond L. "Ray" Arnold, Tracey Elizabeth Burkett and William Mulhern.
The top eight vote-getters will be on the November ballot.
Three Democrats are running for Madison circuit clerk. They are Jennifer L. Webb, Brandy Winkler and Darlene G. Snyder, who is now the senior chief deputy to Circuit Clerk Linda Spurlock Cates. The winner will have no opposition in the fall and will succeed Cates, who is retiring.
In Scott County, Georgetown voters can vote for eight of the 19 non-partisan candidates running for city council.
They are incumbents Mark Singer, Connie K. Tackett, Kelly McEuen, David J. Lusby, Marvin V. Thompson and Brad Penn, plus challengers James Fitzgerald III, Mark Showalter, Paul J. Kleinhenz, Renie Cooney, Jaime Kumar, Charles Bradley, Bruce Owens, George H. Lockard, Micah L. Ingram, Marlene Rutherford, Harold Dean Jessie, Stephen D. Price, and Karen Tingle-Sames, a former Georgetown mayor.
The names of James S. Koeppe and incumbent Bonnie Skinner will appear on the city council ballot, but they have withdrawn, and any votes cast for them will not be counted.
The top 16 vote-getters will be on the November ballot.
In Woodford County, two Democrats are running for circuit clerk. They are Christie Wood Edwards and Desirae Morton Weathers. Both are deputy clerks serving under Tricia Nave Kittinger, who is not seeking re-election. There is no Republican opposition in November, so the winner of Tuesday's primary will be the next circuit clerk.
No city or county races are on the primary ballot in Jessamine and Clark counties.