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Kentucky Voting Guide: What to Know Ahead of Election Day

Nov. 3 is right around the corner. Here's all you'll need to know ahead of Election Day on voting in the Bluegrass State.

Posted: Sep 30, 2020 12:00 PM

In Kentucky, the deadline to register to vote in person, by mail, and online is Oct. 5, 2020, 4:00 p.m. local time.

To register to vote in Kentucky, you must be a U.S. citizen who's at least 18-years-old on or before the next general election. You can't be a convicted felon, or if you have been convicted of a felony, your right to vote must be restored following an expungement, pardon, or Executive Order.

If your registration application is accepted, your county clerk will send you confirmation by mail.

Click here to register to vote in Kentucky.

Sample Ballots by County:

Absentee Voting

Officials in Kentucky have called on citizens of the Bluegrass State to vote as early as possible and to sign up to be poll workers.

There are three ways for Kentucky voters to cast their ballot for this November’s election:

  1. In-person before Election Day, from Oct. 13 - Nov. 2
  2. In-person on Election Day
  3. By absentee ballot (return by mail or ballot dropbox)

To vote absentee, you must qualify by one of the following reasons:

  1. Person who due to age, disability or illness will be unable to go to the polls on election day, (or concern about contracting or spreading COVID-19)
  2. Student who temporarily resides outside the county of registration
  3. Voter who temporarily resides outside the state but who is still eligible to vote
  4. Person who is incarcerated and has been charged with a crime but has yet to be convicted
  5. Person whose employment location requires him to be absent from the county all hours and all days absentee voting by machine is conducted.
  6. Military personnel confined to a military base on election day
  7. Person who is participant in the Office of the Secretary of State's address confidentiality program

To request an Absentee Ballot, you'll also need to provide personal information such as SSN, date of birth, and address.

Kentucky: Click here to find a polling location

You can check your Absentee Ballot status by clicking here.

You can see a full list of Early Voting locations and Nov. 3 Polling Locations in Kentucky by County by clicking here.

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