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Kentucky Announces November General Election Plans

Plans include mail-in absentee ballots, early in-person voting, and voting centers on Election Day.

Posted: Aug 14, 2020 3:20 PM
Updated: Aug 14, 2020 4:01 PM

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and Kentucky Secretary Of State Michael Adams have announced the state's plans for the November General Election.

Governor Beshear commented that the agreement helps to provide "the most options to vote" for those who are registered in the state.

The first option to vote is by mail-in absentee ballot.  This option is for those concerned to vote in person this fall due to the pandemic and other issues.  A online portal will be set up in the next few days for folks to request an mail-in absentee ballot.  The ballots will need to be postmarked by November 3rd and recieved by their local county clerk's office by November 6th.

If registered voters don't want to mail in the absentee ballot, there will be drop boxes set up in each county that voters can drop off the ballots in.

Another option for voters will be early voting.  Beginning on October 13 and open for three weeks, there will be a in-person voting center set up in each county for folks to provide their vote.

On Election Day, there will be, at least, one voting center set up in each county.  County election officials will decide where that voting center will be.  There is an option to have more voting centers, which will have to be determined by the county.  The voting center set-up will be similar to the Kentucky Primary election in June.

Governor Beshear also addressed voter IDs.  Kentuckians who were unable to get a driver's license or photo ID due to the pandemic can sign a document explaning this concern and cast their ballot.

The General Election will be Tuesday, November 3rd.

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