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Inaugural Committee Information

This page contains files for forms and publications of interest to Inaugural Committees.  Please contact the Registry if you cannot locate the form that you are seeking.


The 1992 legislation created inaugural committees and charged the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance with regulating inaugural activities. Prior to raising or spending any funds for the inaugural activities of any candidate, the candidate or persons who are raising or spending funds for inaugural activities must register as an Inaugural Committee. An Inaugural Committee is defined as one (1) or more persons who receive contributions and make expenditures in support of inauguration activities for any candidate or slate of candidates elected to any state, county, city or district office.

KRS 121.015(3)(f)

Forms and Brochures

Inaugural Committees - KREF 016/I (.pdf 449kb)

This brochure provides information relative to the requirements of Inaugural Committees.

Political Committee Registration - KREF 010 (.pdf 417kb)

This form must be completed before becoming an Inaugural Committee.

Inaugural Committee Election Finance Statement - KREF 006/I (.pdf 42kb)

This is the set of forms that Inaugural Committees use for reporting the financial transactions of the committee to the Registry.

Instructions for Completing Election Finance Statement - KREF 006/I (.pdf 12kb)

These instructions show the Inaugural Committees how to complete the schedules in the Election Finance Statement.

Committee Update Form

The Committee Update form should be completed when there is a change in a committee’s designated officers or campaign depository (bank). Kentucky law requires that a committee designate a chairperson and treasurer (who must be separate persons), and an official contact person. NOTE: Executive agency lobbyists (as defined in KRS 11A.201) and legislative agents (as defined in KRS 6.611) are prohibited from serving as the official contact person of a permanent committee. In addition, if there is a vacancy in a committee’s treasurer, the chairperson shall be accountable as the committee’s treasurer, if the vacancy is not filled within three (3) days following the treasurer’s notice of resignation. See KRS 121.170.


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