Helpful Voting Links — Kentucky
Don't miss your next election! Kentucky will hold an election for governor and other state offices on November 5, 2019. You must be registered to vote by October 7, 2019 to participate in the election. Kentucky's closed 2020 presidential and state primary election is on May 19, 2020. 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 December 31, 2020.
- 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
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. 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: October 18th to November 4th
You can vote in person at your county clerk's office from October 18th to November 4th 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 October 29th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 6 pm on election day (Novembr 5th).
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.