FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX 56) — Are you looking to familiarize yourself with the ballot before the 2023 Kentucky primary election on Tuesday, May 16?

Kentucky’s 2023 primary election is seeking to decide who will represent the GOP and Democratic parties in the gubernatorial race.

Democrats will choose between incumbent Andy Beshear and two other candidates, while Republicans have a cluttered field of 10 candidates, many with experience at the state and federal levels of government.

Sample ballots for Kentucky 2023 primary election

The Kentucky Secretary of State’s office has sample ballots for Kentucky counties available online:

FOX 56/Emerson College poll

The FOX 56/Emerson poll found that likely Kentucky Republican primary voters favor Attorney General Daniel Cameron over his Republican opponents to race against Beshear.

In the poll, Cameron led former United Nations ambassador Kelly Craft 30.1% to 23.9% among likely Republican primary voters. While 14.9% said they would vote for state agriculture commissioner Ryan Quarles, more were undecided (20.7%).

When asked about issues facing Kentucky, the economy was top of mind for many respondents, as 41.5% said it was the top issue facing Kentucky. Threats to democracy came in second at 15.7%, and education came in third at 10.7%.

Who can vote in Kentucky?

  • Must be a U.S. citizen and a Kentucky resident for at least 28 days before the election
  • Be at least 18 years old by the general election
  • Not be a felon
  • Not judged mentally incompetent in a court of law and had voting rights removed

Kentucky polling locations for Election Day can be found by visiting