Gubernatorial Balloting System

In an effort to be fair the Kentucky Secretary of State's office lists Gubernatorial candidates on election ballots in a rotating alphabetical order.

The system is intended to allow each slate to appear at the top of the ballot in at least one of Kentucky's six congressional candidates.

House Speaker Jody Richards and running-mate John Y. Brown III, who are among the seven slates of candidates in the May 22 primary, are the only pair who won't get their names at the top of a ballot anywhere.

Secretary of State Trey Grayson posted the line ups on his website Friday.

The Richards-Brown ticket makes it no higher than second on any of the ballots.

Brown says the balloting system is less than ideal and it might hurt Richards and himself a small but insignificant amount.