There are several elections coming up this year, with a special election in Benham coming up on July 26 and a general election on Nov. 8 with several offices on the ballot. According to Harlan County Clerk Donna Hoskins, the special election to allow ...
There are several elections coming up this year, with a special election in Benham coming up on July 26 and a general election on Nov. 8 with several offices on the ballot.
According to Harlan County Clerk Donna Hoskins, the special election to allow alcohol by the drink is for the city of Benham only.
In a previous report, Harlan County Judge-Executive Dan Mosley explained the Benham special election will only impact sales of alcohol by the drink at the Benham Schoolhouse Inn.
â€œIt is not a wet/dry vote, and itâ€™s not a moist vote,â€ Mosley explained. â€œIt is strictly for qualified historic sights. To my understanding, the citizens that started this did so in hopes that it would give the Benham Inn another revenue option.â€
Hoskins urged residents of the city of Benham to participate in the July 26 election.
â€œThe next election is the general election on November 8,â€ Hoskins said. â€œThat will include the president, the federal offices, the state and U.S. representatives, our local school boards â€“ there are three races for school board in the county and two in the city â€“ all city councils will be on that ballot as well as one unexpired term for mayor in Cumberland and the unexpired term for the Harlan County District Judge.â€
Hoskins explained Aug. 9 at 4 p.m. is the deadline to file to run in the Nov. 8 election. In order to run for district judge, qualified persons must file in Frankfort by 4 p.m. on Aug. 9. Those wishing to run for the local offices on the ballot â€“ city councils, school boards and the mayorâ€™s office in Cumberland â€“ must file at the Harlan County Clerkâ€™s Office.
â€œTo register to vote in the November election, the books will close around Oct. 6 or Oct. 7,â€ Hoskins said.
Reach Joe P. Asher at 606-909-4132 or on Twitter @joe_hde
Benham alcohol vote slated on July 26
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