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Voting in Kentucky

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Am I Eligible To Vote in Kentucky?

To register to vote in the State of Kentucky, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
  • You are a United States citizen;
  • Must be a resident of Kentucky not less than 28 days before the election.
  • Must be at least 18 years old or will be 18 by the date of the next general election.
  • Not be a convicted felon (or, if so, have civil rights restored)
  • Not have been judged mentally incompetent in a court of law and have voting rights removed.
  • Not claim the right to vote anywhere outside Kentucky.
  • Minors 17 years of age who will become 18 by the November general election are eligible to vote in the prior May primary election only.

Voter Registration Options in Kentucky

You have the following 3 options to register to vote in Kentucky:

In Person

A voter registration card can be obtained and completed at your county clerk's office

Check The Locations Where to Register

By Mail

Print out the form, fill out the voter registration card by hand, sign it, and mail to the State Board of Elections.

Click here to download the Mail-In Voter Registration Form


Commonwealth of Kentucky's Online Voter Registration

Click here to Register Online

How Do I Know I'm Registered?

  • Consider yourself registered when- and only when- you receive an acknowledgment from your county clerk.
  • Never assume you are registered to vote until you have received this acknowledgment.
  • Contact your county clerk if you do not receive notification within 2-3 weeks or, if it is close to the registration deadline, to check the status of your registration.
  • Check your voter registration status online by visiting this site

Voting Options in Kentucky

You have the following 2 options to vote in Kentucky:

In Person

certain voters may be able to vote an in-person absentee ballot early at their county clerk’s office

Click here to locate voting locations

Voting By Absentee Ballot

You can request an absentee ballot any time before an election if you know you are eligible to vote absentee.

Click here to download the absentee ballot request Form

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