4 Passing the Primary and on to the General By: Jordan Kelch, Public Relations T he 2019 General Election is around the corner with eager candidates, exciting races, and exten- sive campaigning. Needless to say, the Jefferson County Election Center is gearing up for another busy and successful General Election. On this year’s ballot, Louisvillian’s will join the rest of the Commonwealth in electing a slate of Constitu- tional Officers. Incumbent Governor Matt Bevin will square off with Attorney General Andy Beshear who Democrats chose to represent their party this Novem- ber. Beshear won a heavily contested three-way race against longtime Kentucky congressman Rocky Ad- ams and past State Auditor Adam Edelen. Bevin, too, faced Primary opposition, but he and running mate Sen. Ralph Alvarado were able to carry 52% of the vote. With Beshear running for Governor, the door to the Attorney General’s office has been left open. Hoping to succeed Beshear are attorney Daniel Cameron (R) and former Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo (D). Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will be vacating office due to term limits; Democrat Heather French Henry and Republican Michael Adams are both running to succeed Grimes. Incumbent State Treasurer Allison Ball (D) is search- ing for a second term but will face challenger Michael Bowman on the November ballot. As the General Election draws near, remember one of Jefferson County’s greatest election resources: the Election Center website (elections.jeffersoncountyclerk. org). With the ability to confirm voter registration, find polling locations and precinct codes, and view sample ballots, the JCCO elections page is crucial to prepar- ing for the big day. Recently, the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office and the Election Center launched a new and improved elections website. Modern, sleek and easily navigat- ed, it retains the assets of our previous iteration while simplifying and honing the organization and availability of information. As with the recently update JCCO web- site, the new election site offers terrific resources in a clean, structured format. Photographs from the 2019 Primary Election at the Edison Center in Old Louisville.