Deadline nears for circuit clerk exam in 7 Kentucky counties

November 22, 2021 GMT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An exam for potential circuit clerk candidates in several Kentucky counties next year is coming up, and registration is required by Nov. 29.

The exam is Dec. 1 in Frankfort and is for people who want to run in the special election, the Administrative Office of the Courts said in a news release. The counties are Ballard, Henry, Hickman, Lincoln, Owsley, Trigg and Woodford.

The special election in November 2022 is to fill unexpired terms of circuit clerks who retired this year. The regular election for all 120 circuit clerks will then take place in 2024. Circuit clerks serve a six-year term.

Among the clerk’s duties are managing circuit and district court records. They also provide professional recordkeeping, receive money due the courts, pay money to required parties and the state and maintain the jury system.

A score of at least 70% is required to be included on the ballot. The exam covers general reading, math and language knowledge and specific knowledge about clerk operations and Judicial Branch policies.

For more information and to register, visit https://kycourts.gov/Courts/County-Information/Pages/Clerks-Exam.aspx.