State of Kentucky Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

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.

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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

You are eligible to vote in Kentucky if you:

  • Live in the precinct where you vote for at least 29 days prior to the election
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Are a resident of Kentucky
  • Are a U.S citizen

You are NOT eligible to vote in Kentucky if:

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

Restorative Requirements

  • If you have been previously convicted of a felony crime, you may vote in Kentucky if your voting rights have been restored

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

Voting In-Person

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

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

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Overseas & Military Voters

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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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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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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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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