Bill Filed to Do Away With Run-Off Provision

Kentucky county officials hope to save millions of dollars if they can convince lawmakers to do away with the run-off provision.

The provision states if one candidate doesn't receive 40 percent of the vote a run-off is held. The extra election could cost counties up to $5 million and the state another $2 million. It would take place 35 days after the May 22, 2007, primary.

A bill has been filed doing away with the run-off provision. According to some lawmakers, it's too late to throw it out because the campaign for Governor has already begun. Three candidates are running for the Republican nomination and seven Democrats are in that party's primary.

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