Voting In Kentucky

GENERAL ELECTION (MIDTERM)
November 6, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Online/In-Person | October 9, 2018
By Mail | October 22, 2018

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

Online Registration?

YES. Voters can register or update their information ONLINE, but must provide their social security number and date of birth. Voters who do not have a valid Kansas driver’s license or non-driver State ID can sign the registration form by providing an electronic signature.

DEADLINE: Twenty-nine (29) days before any Election.

Paper Form Registration

Voters can download and print a form that can be mailed or hand delivered to their County Clerk. Voters can also register in-person at a Kentucky DMV Office; any government office that handles K-TAP, WIC, food stamps, Medicaid, or other state-funded offices for persons in need of these services; recruitment offices for the armed forces; or a high school if you're a student or staff member of the school.

DEADLINE: Twenty-nine (29) days before any Election.

Election Day Registration

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all Kentucky voters to register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask that they enact automatic voter registration in Kentucky.

Pre-Register Youth?

LIMITED. A voter may register to vote if they will be eighteen (18) on or before the next Election.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16).

Registration Portability?

NO. Voters who move to a new address covered by the same polling place as your old address, are allowed to vote at that polling place after confirming your change of address at the polling place.

Voters who move to a new address within the same county but with a different polling place, you are entitled to vote at your new polling place after updating the voting records, confirming identity, and signing a written affidavit.

Voters who move to a new address in a different county before the registration deadline, MUST register to vote at your new address or you will NOT be eligible to vote in either your old or new county.

Voters who move to a new address in a different county after the registration deadline and before the election, may vote at the polling place associated with your old address.

Click HERE to find your polling place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

YES. All voters must produce identification or be known by a precinct officer prior to voting. Acceptable types of ID are personal acquaintance of precinct officer, driver’s license, Social Security card, county issued identification card approved in writing by the State Board of Elections, U.S. government-issued identification card, Kentucky state government-issued identification card with picture, credit card, or another form of ID containing both picture and signature. If the voter does NOT have ID then the voter may still vote a Provisional Ballot.

Absentee Voting

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

Eligible voters should contact their County Clerk to request an absentee ballot application. Any person who has received a mail-in absentee ballot and discovers at least seven (7) days before Election Day that they will be in the county on Election Day, and who has not voted the ballot, must cancel his or her ballot by returning it unvoted to their County Clerk.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Must be received seven (7) days before Election Day.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow "No-Excuse Absentee Voting" for all Kentucky voters.

Vote-by-Mail?

LIMITED. Only Absentee Voters may Vote-by-Mail. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand Vote-by-Mail to all voters in Kentucky.

Early Voting?

LIMITED. Only Absentee Voters may vote early In-Person. They may apply for an absentee ballot In-Person at their County Clerk's Office and vote that ballot in the same trip. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand In-Person Early Voting to more locations and to all Kentucky voters.

Youth Vote in Primary?

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

NOTE: Voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before the Presidential Election who want to vote Republican in the Presidential Primary must register to vote before Dec 31 of the preceding year.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in Kentucky should visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in Kentucky.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas Voters should go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website for more information on registering to vote and voting in Kentucky.

Felony conviction?

To be eligible for Restoration of Civil Rights, applicants must have received a Final Discharge from parole or their sentence must have expired, whichever is applicable. Applicants must not be under felony indictment, must not have pending charges or owe any outstanding fines or restitution. An ex-felon MUST APPLY to have their rights restored. Ex-felons MUST re-register to vote.

Voters With Disabilities

All precincts are required to have a voting machine in each polling place that accommodates a person with a disability to cast a ballot privately and free of outside assistance. An eligible voter 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. Contact your County Clerk if you need more information.

 

 

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.