- Jan 19, 2012
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To qualify for the office of county clerk, a person must be at least 21 years of age, a citizen of Kentucky, a resident of the state for 2 years, and a resident of the county in which he or she is a candidate for 1 year preceding election. The candidate must also procure from a judge of the Court of Appeals, or from a judge of the Circuit Court, a certificate that he or she has been examined by the clerk of the court under the judge’s supervision and is qualified for the office (Ky. Const., sec. 100). Before assuming the duties of office, the county clerk must take the oath of office prescribed by section 228 of the constitution and execute bond as required by
The link listed above (pg 70) lists county clerk qualifications
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Notice the notation about taking the oath.