Voting in
Kentucky

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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.

Have more questions about voting?

Read our voting FAQ

Important Dates - Presidential Primary

06/23/2020
Primary Election Date
05/26/2020
Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
Closed
Primary Type

Voting Information for Kentucky

Don’t miss your next election!

Kentucky’s closed 2020 presidential and state primary election has been rescheduled for June 23rd due to COVID-19. The election dates provided are based on the information we have at this time.

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.

 

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. Existing Kentucky voters wishing to change their party selection must do so by December 31, 2019.

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.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Jun. 1st to Jun. 22nd

You can vote in-person at your county clerk’s office from Jun. 1st to Jun. 22nd before the election, using an absentee ballot.

To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here). Your application must be received by Jun. 13th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 6 pm on election day (Jun. 23rd).

Whether it’s in-person or by-mail, you’ll need to give an excuse to vote by absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies.

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

Request Absentee Ballot

Voter ID + Eligibility for Kentucky

Do Voters Need ID?

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

Voter Rights

Find out more about your rights in Kentucky.

Pre-registration

  • 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.