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Potential candidates for circuit clerk in Carlisle, Franklin and Harrison counties
must register for exam by Nov. 29

FRANKFORT, Ky., Nov. 17, 2022 - Residents in Carlisle, Franklin and Harrison counties who want to run in the special election for circuit court clerk in 2023 have until Tuesday, Nov. 29, to register for the circuit clerk exam. Hopefuls for the office must pass the Circuit Court Clerk Examination to be on the ballot.

The Administrative Office of the Courts will administer the exam Thursday, Dec. 1, in Frankfort.

Voters will elect a new circuit clerk for each of the three counties next year to fill the unexpired terms of circuit clerks who retired late this year. Appointees are currently filling the vacancies. The new circuit clerks will be elected to serve until the end of 2024, when the regular election for all 120 circuit court clerks will take place.

Examinees must score at least 70% to run for office. The exam covers general knowledge in reading, math and language, and specific knowledge about circuit court clerk operations and Judicial Branch policies.

The filing deadline to be on the ballot for the election of circuit court clerk is Jan. 6, 2023.

To get more information and register for the exam, visit bit.ly/3AonarL.

Circuit Court Clerks
Circuit court clerks are responsible for managing the records of Kentucky's Circuit and District courts. Circuit clerks are constitutionally elected officials from all 120 counties and serve a six-year term. They provide professional recordkeeping, receive money due the courts, pay money to required parties and to the state, record legal documents, provide legal documents and other legal materials, maintain the jury system, administer oaths and handle affidavits.

Administrative Office of the Courts
The AOC is the operations arm for the state court system and supports the activities of nearly 3,300 employees and 406 elected justices, judges and circuit court clerks. The AOC also executes the Judicial Branch budget.

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