Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.
Register to vote in Kentucky, or learn more about voter ID & rights.
Kentucky’s closed 2020 presidential and state primary election has been rescheduled for June 23rd due to COVID-19. All Kentucky voters are encouraged to apply for an absentee ballot. Due to COVID-19, there is no excuse requirement to vote absentee by mail.
If you are new to the state and registering for the first time, be sure to select your party affiliation when registering if you want to participate in the primary. Existing Kentucky voters that want to change their party must do so by Dec.31, 2019.
Congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be on the ballot. Voters must change their party by December 31st in the year preceding to the primary to participate with another party.
Early Voting Dates: June 8th to June 22nd
You can vote in-person at your county clerk’s office from June 8th to June 22nd before the election, using an absentee ballot. To comply with social distancing recommendations, you may need to make an appointment with your clerk to vote early.
To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here). You must apply for your absentee ballot by June 15th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 6 pm on election day (June 23rd).
Due to COVID-19, Kentucky has wavied its excuse requirement for absentee voting for the primary election.
The absentee ballot by-mail application period opens on Jan. 1st. You must submit an application for each election.