Voter Registration FAQ’s
"If I have a driver's license am I automatically registered to vote?"
"Will I receive a voter registration ID card when I register to vote?"
"How often do I need to re-register?"
"I am a student. Do I vote here or in my home county?"
"Are seventeen year olds eligible to vote?"
"What should I do if I change my name?"
"I previously had a felony conviction. Can I still register to vote?"
Convicted felons must have their voting rights restored before they can register to vote. You may contact your local parole office or go to https://civilrightsrestoration.ky.gov/ to obtain an application for Restoration of Civil Rights.
"When I register to vote in Scott County does that automatically delete me from the voter rolls elsewhere?
"Do I need to take anything with me when I go to the polls?"
All voters must produce identification at the polling place. Further information regarding valid forms of ID may be found HERE.
"What hours are the polls open? Can I go to a precinct near my office instead of the one where I live?
"What if I need assistance at the polls?"
- Voters who cannot operate the machine due to a physical disability
- Voters who are blind or visually impaired
- Voters who are unable to read English
"What if I can't get to the polls on Election Day?"
Some voters qualify to vote by absentee ballot either in person at the county clerk’s office or by mail. You may review the Absentee Voting section or call the voter registration office for more information, (502) 863-7875, Extension 236.
"How do I change my party affiliation?"
"Being registered as an Independent means I can vote for either Republican OR Democrat in a Primary, right?"
"If I am not registered as a Democrat or a Republican may I vote for any democrat or republican candidates of my choice in the May Primary?"
"What should I do if I move?"
Moves outside of the county:Registration books close 28 days before each election. If you move to another Kentucky county you must register in your new county before the books close in order to be eligible to vote. If you move during the 28 day period that the books are closed, you may return to your previous county to vote in that one election only. You will need to change your registration to your new county as soon as the registration books reopen.