VOTING IN KENTUCKY
 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

Forms and Deadlines

Registration Form (English)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
By Mail: Postmarked twenty-nine (29) days before Election Day
In Person: Received twenty-nine (29) days before Election Day

To find where to register in person, or for more information:
• Visit your Official State Website
• Contact your County Clerk

Online Registration

Voters may register to vote or update their information ONLINE. To register online, voters must have a valid Florida Driver's License or non-driver State ID. Voters who do not have a valid Kentucky driver’s license or non-driver State ID can sign the registration form by providing an electronic signature.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Twenty-nine (29) days before Election Day

Election Day Registration

Currently, voters are NOT permitted to register to vote on Election Day.

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation which will allow voters to register at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration

Currently, voters are NOT automatically registered to vote.

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation which will automatically register eligible Kentucky residents to vote when they apply for a driver's license or interact with other state agencies.

Can you pre-register?

LIMITED. Voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before the next Election may register to vote.

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation that will permit eligible voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16) as well as automatically pre-register them to vote if they apply for a driver's license.

Have you moved?

For registered voters who have moved within the state of Alabama but have not updated their voter registration information.

NEW Address, SAME Polling Place
Voters may vote at their same polling place after confirming their change of address.

NEW Address, SAME County, NEW Polling Place
Voters may vote at their new polling place after updating their voting record, confirming their identity, and signing a written affidavit.

Moved to a NEW County AFTER registration deadline
Voters may vote at the polling place associated with their old address.

Moved to a NEW County BEFORE registration deadline
Voters must update their voter registration before the registration deadline or they may not be eligible to vote.

Click HERE to find your polling place.

Address Confidentiality Program

Voters who are members of the ACP may choose to keep their address confidential and use their ACP address when registering to vote. Voters can go HERE for more information on registering, or how to join the program.

 

 
VOTING

Early Voting

Only Absentee Voters may vote early in person (AKA "in person absentee voting"). Voters who qualify may apply for an absentee ballot at their County Clerk's Office and vote that ballot at the same time.

See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Ask your state representatives to expand in-person early voting to all Kentucky voters.

Vote-by-Mail

Only Absentee Voters may vote-by-mail. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Ask your state representatives to expand vote-by-mail to all Kentucky voters.

Absentee Voting

Only QUALIFIED voters may vote by absentee ballot. Click HERE to see if you qualify.

Absentee ballots can only be obtained by contacting your County Clerk.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
In Person: The day before Election Day
Other Method: Received seven (7) days before Election Day

EXCEPTIONS
• Voters or their spouses may apply due to medical emergency occurring within fourteen (14) days before Election Day
• Active Military who learn seven (7) days or less before Election Day that that they will be confined to base ON Election Day may apply in the county clerk’s office.

Ask your state representatives to create "no excuse" absentee voting for all Kentucky voters.

Do you need Voter ID?

Voters will be asked to present a photo ID from an approved list of IDs. Voters can go HERE for more info. An election officer can also vouch for the identity of a voter.

NOTE: In Federal Election ONLY, voters who cannot provide the required ID may still vote a Provisional Ballot. See Provisional Ballots for more info.

Provisional Ballots

Voters may have to vote a Provisional Ballot on Election Day if:

• the voter cannot provide the required photo ID
• their name is not on the registered voters list
• the voter is listed as inelgible to vote
• their right to vote is challenged

NOTE: Voters can check the status of their Provisional Ballot by:
• Contacting their County Clerk
• Checking Online

Polling Hours

6:00am to 6:00pm (local time)

IMPORTANT: If you are in line by 6:00pm you are guaranteed the right to vote. Do NOT get out of line.

Primary Election Rules

Voters must be a member of the party they wish to vote for.

CHANGE PARTY AFFILIATION DEADLINE
By December 31 in the year before the Primary Election

Youth Vote in Primary?

YES. Voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before Election Day may vote in the preceding Primary Election.

Having a problem?

If you are experiencing difficulty voting, intimidation from poll workers or other voters, long lines, broken machines, a closed or incorrect polling station, or any other obstacle keeping you from casting your ballot, call the:

Election Protection Hotline
• English 866-687-8683
• Spanish 888-839-8682
• Arabic 844-925-5287
• Asian (multiple) 888-274-8683

 

 
SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

College Students

Students from out-of-state attending college in Kentucky, or students who already live in Kentucky but attend college in another part of the state can visit the:

Official State Website
Campus Project

Military/Overseas

For more info on registering to vote and voting, Military and Overseas voters can go to the:

Official State Website
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Overseas Vote Foundation

Felony conviction?

Voters convicted of a felony may APPLY to have their right to vote restored only if they:

  • have completed their term of incarceration
  • have completed their parole
  • have completed their probation
  • have paid all court costs, fines, and/or restitution
  • do NOT have any indictments or pending charges

Application to Restore Civil Rights

ADDITIONAL INFO
• Voters who lost their right to vote MUST re-register to vote.
• For more assistance, voters can use the Campaign Legal Center's website to Restore Your Vote.

Have a disability?

Eligible voters may choose to ask for voting assistance due to physical disability, blindness or an inability to read English. The eligible voter may not be assisted by their employer, agent of their employer, union officer, or agent of that voter’s union.

Voters with a disability who need more information about accessibility and voting can:

• Contact their County Clerk
• Watch the Election Officer Informational Video

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.