YOUR VOTE: Kentucky
Get ready to cast your ballot this fall.
It's election season! Are you ready? With just a few clicks, we'll walk through voter registration, key election dates, and all the documents you'll need. Best of all, you can share this info with your friends and neighbors. Make sure that your vote counts!
I. WAIT! BEFORE YOU SCROLL ANY FURTHER, REGISTER TO VOTE
Need to register? Or maybe you just want election reminders? Thanks to TurboVote, we've got you covered. Just click below:
II. KNOW THE DATES
- November 3, 2020.
General Registration Deadline:
- Registration-cutoff is October 5, 2020.
Deadline to Request Mail-In Ballot:
- Kentucky is allowing mail-in voting due to COVID-19.
- Request your absentee ballot from your town/city clerk as early as possible. The deadline to request a mail-in ballot is October 27, 2020.
- An absentee ballot request can be made online.
Kentucky is not allowing no-excuse mail-in voting this fall. Only those otherwise eligible for absentee voting can vote by mail.
III. REGISTER TO VOTE
- Not sure you're registered? This handy widget will tell you whether you're on the voter rolls.
- Here are the requirements to register as a voter in Kentucky.
Need To Register?
- Yes, it's so important we're including it twice. Here's that link again:
IV. WHERE TO VOTE
- School, firehouse or community center, this simple form will tell you where to go to cast your ballot.
- Click here to find contact information for your City or Town Clerk.
Do I need to wear a mask to the polls?
- It's unclear whether voters will need to wear masks at the polls in November. Contact your polling place to confirm its mask requirement before heading out to the polls this fall.
V. COVID-19 MAIL-IN VOTING & ABSENTEE VOTING
COVID-19 is NOT an accepted reason for requesting a mail-in ballot. For those whose circumstances qualify them to vote absentee:
- Request your absentee ballot from your town/city clerk as early as possible.
- Here are Kentucky's Absentee Voter Registration Instructions.
Out of town or serving abroad?
VI. WHAT TO TAKE TO THE POLLS
Voter ID Laws:
- Kentucky requires photo identification if the voter isn't personally known by precinct officials.
- Here is the list of accepted credentials.
- Contact your polling place for an acceptable list of options.
Don't have a valid ID?
- If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot.
VII. HAVING TROUBLE? GET IN TOUCH
The Kentucky State Board of Elections:
- Call 1-800-246-1399 or contact the staff listed on this page.
Voter ID Helpline:
- Call 844-338-8743
Any other questions?
See you at the ballots (or mailboxes), Kentuckians!
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