The Voter Registration Department performs a wide variety of duties related to the election process. We are responsible for registering voters, keeping the voter registrations up-to-date, providing voting locations, recruiting poll workers for election day, maintaining and securing the voting machines, and providing election results once the election process is complete.
Our goal is to always provide accurate up-to-date information to voters as well as potential candidates who wish to run for office.
If you would like to view what your ballot will look like for the upcoming election please visit the Secretary of State’s website and view the Sample Ballots. Here you can not only find your personal ballot, but a copy of each ballot in the entire state of Kentucky. Please use the additional information below to answer your election-related questions.
Voter Registration Deadline
October 5, 2020 @ 4pm
November 3, 2020
Voter Registration Deadline
The 2020 Primary election is May 19, 2020. The deadline to register to vote in the 2020 Primary Election is April 20, 2020 no later than 4:00 p.m. local time.
Kentucky conducts closed primaries. Under Kentucky law, all persons who want to vote in the Democratic Party’s or Republican Party’s Primary Election must have changed their party affiliation by December 31 of the year prior to the next Primary Election.
You may register to vote in Kentucky as a 17-year-old if you will be 18 years old by the next General Election.
If you are a college student registered to vote in Kentucky and you are unable to vote in your precinct on election day, you may apply for an absentee ballot with your county clerk. Kentucky County Clerks
Cancel Your Voter Registration
Voters who are moving out of Kentucky should cancel their Kentucky voter registration before registering to vote in another state.
There are two ways to cancel your voter registration:
- Visit your County Clerk’s office with identification and request to be removed from the voting rolls. Find your County Clerk’s office here.
- Call the Kentucky State Board of Elections at 1-800-246-1399 to request a cancellation letter, which begins the process of canceling your voter registration.
If you have any questions about voting, please contact us.
Military and Overseas Voters
Military personnel, their dependents, and citizens who live overseas (temporarily or indefinitely) are permitted to cast an absentee ballot in one of the following ways:
- The voter may vote on the voting machine in the County Clerk’s office if the voter will be absent from the county on Election Day, or if the voter learns he/she will be confined to a base within the county on Election Day.
- Voters who will be out of the county may apply for a mail-in ballot that will be sent to the voters out of county address, their fax or email address at the voter’s request. A Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) may be used to make this request. It can be found at www.fvap.gov and it must reach us seven (7) days prior to the election. The ballot must be returned to our office by mail no later than Election Day.
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