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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Kentucky, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Kentucky Election Website or call (502) 573-7100 to learn more about your states voting details.

Don’t miss your next election!

Your voter registration application must be hand delivered, submitted online or received by mail on or before Oct. 5th. You can vote in person during early voting, on Election Day, or vote by mail in Kentucky.

Your polling place hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Presidential Primaries

Kentucky holds closed primary elections.  If you are new to the state and registering for the first time, you may register with your party by the voter registration deadlines. Please visit the Kentucky Democratic or Republican party for more details.

Statewide Primaries

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 + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Oct. 13th-Nov. 2nd

You can vote in-person at your county clerk’s office from Oct. 13th to Nov. 2nd before the election, using an absentee ballot. Check with your county clerk for exact times. 

To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot. The deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot online is Oct. 9th and to apply in-person or by mail is Oct. 27th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by Election Day (Nov. 3rd).  Due to COVID-19, all voters in Kentucky are allowed to use a mail-in ballot.

The absentee ballot by-mail application period opens on Jan. 1st. You must submit an application for each election.


Voter ID + Access for Kentucky

Do Voters Need ID?

  • Yes, voters need an ID
  • Multiple forms of ID accepted
  • First time voters need ID
  • Student IDs accepted

More Chances to Register

Your state does not offer additional voter registration options outside of the deadlines listed above.


  • If you are 17 and will be 18 on or before the next election, you may register to vote.
  • You can vote at age 17 in primary elections if you're 18 by the general election
Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.

Have you been convicted of a felony?

See what the registration laws are in your state below.

Felon Re-Enfranchisement Laws

Voting and attending college?

Get information on how to vote from Campus Vote Project below.

College Student Voting Info