Magoffin County Judge-Executive Charles "Doc" Hardin is seeking reconsideration of a decision that would force him out of office.
The move will allow Hardin to stay in office while the request is being considered.
Attorneys for Hardin filed the motion for reconsideration Tuesday with the state Court of Appeals. They also filed a request that the entire court rule in the case, rather than a three-judge panel.
Hardin, a Democrat, has been fighting allegations of vote fraud and irregularities.
Republican challenger John P. Montgomery out-polled Hardin by nearly 8 percent in ballots cast on Election Day last November, but Hardin received more than twice as many absentee votes.
Hardin won re-election to a fourth term by 28 votes.
Montgomery sued, alleging vote fraud by Hardin and improper conduct by county election officials, including giving absentee ballot applications to ineligible voters.
Hardin denied wrongdoing, but Circuit Judge John David Preston threw out the election results in February.
Preston said that some applications for absentee ballots did not include required information, that precinct officers failed to document how they identified voters, and that poll workers improperly helped people vote.
Preston also concluded that county employees who reported to Hardin illegally spread gravel on private driveways in at least four or five cases, and he cited evidence that a few people sold their votes.
A panel of the Court of Appeals affirmed Preston's decision last month on a 2-1 vote.
In their motion for reconsideration, Hardin's attorneys argued that the split decision conflicted with longstanding precedent, overlooked facts and set a new, low standard for overturning elections.
There is no evidence that Hardin bought votes or was aware of such acts, and no evidence that fraud was involved in alleged errors by members of the county Board of Elections, according to Hardin's motion.
"More than 6,000 voters in Magoffin County are being disenfranchised and county Judge-Executive Hardin is being denied re-election based on nothing more than suspicions — without any factual evidence in the record to support such a remarkable conclusion, and in the face of binding precedent that does not allow such a conclusion," the motion said.
Attorneys James L. Deckard and Eldred E. Adams filed the request for Hardin.
Hardin has denied being involved in vote fraud, but the November 2014 election was the third in a row in which he faced such allegations and court fights to hold on to the office.
An associate, Randy Salyer, was convicted of buying votes in the November 2010 election, in which Hardin defeated Montgomery.