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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

Primary Election Date
Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
Primary Type

Voting Information for Kentucky

Don’t miss your next election!

Don’t miss your next 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, 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.  All state offices will remain on the May primary ballot.

Statewide Primaries

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.

Find Your Representatives

Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: May 1st to May 18th

You can vote in person at your county clerk’s office from May 1st to May 18th 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 May 12th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 6 pm on election day (May 19th).

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.

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.


  • You can vote at age 17 in primary elections if you're 18 by the general election