Helpful Voting Links — Kentucky
Don't miss your next election! To participate in Kentucky's closed state and federal primaries on May 22, 2018 you must be declare a political party when registering to vote. If you are an existing Kentucky voter you must declare or change your party by December 31, 2017. If you are registering to vote in the state for the first time, you must declare you political party by April 23, 2018.
- Register to Vote
- Check your registration status
- State Election Website
- State Election Dates
- Find your Polling Place
- See Your Ballot
- Absentee Ballot Instructions
- Request an Absentee Ballot
- Felon Voting Laws
- Call the Election Office: (502) 573-7100
- County Election Offices
- County Government Information
Primary/Caucus Info — Kentucky
Voters must be registered with the Democratic Party in Kentucky to participate in the Democratic Primary. Registered Republicans can participate in Republican Presidential Preference Caucus between at locations provided by the state’s Republican Party. The caucus locations for each county are not the same as polling places. All state offices will remain on the May primary ballot.
What's on the ballot?
Congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be on the ballot. Voters must change their party by December 31 in the year preceding to the primary to participate with another party.
See Where Your Elected Officials Stand — Kentucky
Voter ID Requirements — Kentucky
What forms of ID are acceptable?
- Driver’s license from Kentucky or from another state
- Social Security card
- Credit card, or any other ID card issued to you by the county in Kentucky you are voting in
- Any photo ID with your signature, including a Student ID
Early & Absentee Voting — KentuckyRequest an Absentee Ballot
Early Voting Dates: May 4th to May 21st
You can vote in person at your county clerk's office from May 4th to May 21st before the election, using an absentee ballot.
To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than May 15th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by the day before the election.
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.