According to the Garrard Central Record, Hasty recently filed to run as an Independent write-in candidate for the judge-executive office.
The primary reason Martin is filing is because he wants to see certain projects through to their completion.
Those projects include an acute care hospital, LexTran commuter service, qualified chief administration officer, new YMCA, and traffic signals at High, Lake and Main streets.
According to County Clerk Eva McDaniel, a write-in candidate's name will not appear on the general election ballot. Instead, those wishing to vote for Martin will have to write his name in a space using an ink pen which is on the voting machine.
The precinct officers will be able to assist those wishing to cast a write-in ballot.
McDaniel went on to explain that in accordance with KRS 177.265, Martin could not run as a write-in candidate for mayor because he lost the May primary.
In May, Martin came in third with 1,082 votes to Sam Corman's 1,881 and Russ Meyer's 1,439.
She added the difference between Martin and Hasty is the mayor's race is nonpartisan while the judge-executive's race is partisan, thus allowing an Independent to become a write-in candidate.
Martin spoke with Corman and Meyer to tell them of his decision.
Martin said his family's and the public's reaction to his candidacy has been positive.
According to McDaniel, the deadline for write-in candidates is 10 business days before the general election.
The other city commission candidates are Larry Allen, Betty Black, Johnny Collier, Douglas Day, Roy Lamb, Chris Moore, Danny Shearer and Andy Williams.
The top four vote-getters will win the four commission seats in the November general election.