State of Kentucky Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Federal and State Elections

Kentucky General Election held on Tue Nov 3, 2020

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

Mon Oct 5, 2020 4:00pm EDT

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Fri Oct 9, 2020
  • Online by Fri Oct 9, 2020

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 3, 2020 6:00pm EST
  • In-Person, Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020
  • Post received by Fri Nov 6, 2020 6:00pm EST

In-Person Absentee Voting

Tue Oct 13, 2020 - Mon Nov 2, 2020

Early Voting

Tue Oct 13, 2020 - Mon Nov 2, 2020
Anyone concerned with contracting or spreading COVID-19 may request an absentee ballot.

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office

You must have resided in Kentucky at least 29 days prior to the election in which you intend to vote.

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 6am to 6pm on Election Day.

Find my polling place

Absentee Voting

You must meet one of the following conditions in order to request an absentee ballot:

  • Due to your advanced age, disability, illness or medical emergency
  • You are a member of the armed forces or the dependent of a member of the armed forces
  • You are military personnel confined to a military base on election day
  • You temporarily reside overseas but are still eligible to vote in Kentucky
  • You are a student attending school outside the county of your voter registration
  • You temporarily live outside the state but are still eligible to vote in Kentucky
  • You are incarcerated in jail and have been charged but not convicted of a felony
  • You work outside the county and are unable to either vote early in the county clerk's office or in your polling place on election day

Kentuckians concerned with contracting or spreading COVID-19 can request a ballot by mail.

Ballots can be requested via the online portal through Oct. 9, and through traditional means after.

You are eligible to vote in Kentucky if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Kentucky
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Live in the precinct where you vote for at least 10 days prior to the election

You are NOT eligible to vote in Kentucky if:

  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
  • You are registered to vote in another state

Restorative Requirements

  • You are a convicted felon involving moral turpitude, unless your voting rights have been restored.

Student Eligibility

If you are a student, you are eligible to vote in Kentucky if:

  • You reside in Kentucky but are attending college in another state
  • You reside in another state but attend college in Kentucky
  • You provide a valid photo student ID from a college/university in Kentucky at the polls

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Kentucky you should provide:

  • Your Kentucky Driver's License or State ID Number (online applicants only)
  • Your Social Security Number

If you do not have one of these forms of ID and need help getting ID, go to www.voteriders.org.

Voting In-Person

In Kentucky, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Valid Kentucky Driver's License
  • Current and Valid Photo ID with Signature
  • Debit or Credit Card
  • Social Security Card
  • Personal Acquaintance/Known by Local Election Official

# First time voters who did not submit an ID when registering to vote will need to include an ID from the above list when submitting an absentee ballot request application.

If you do not have one of the Kentucky valid IDs and need help getting ID, go to www.voteriders.org.

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Overseas & Military Voters

Kentucky General Election held on Tue Nov 3, 2020

Type

Deadlines

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Postmarked by Mon Oct 5, 2020
  • Email or Fax by Mon Oct 5, 2020 5:00pm EDT
  • Postmarked by Mon Oct 5, 2020
  • Email or Fax by Mon Oct 5, 2020 5:00pm EDT

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:00pm EDT Received by Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:00pm EDT

Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 6:00pm EST Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 6:00pm EST
Anyone concerned with contracting or spreading COVID-19 may request an absentee ballot.

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). Your state does not require an ID to be provided in order the register/request your ballot.

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. Your state does not require an ID to be provided in order the register/request your ballot.

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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