October 5, 2020, 4 PM local time is the last day to register to vote or update your info (i.e. name, address). It's free. It's online. It only takes a minute. 

Have a past felony conviction? You may be eligible to vote. Click here to learn more and find out.

REGISTER to vote / update info


Request a mail-in absentee ballot by Friday, October 9, 2020, 11:59 PM EST.

All Kentucky voters can vote-by-mail in November. Request your ballot as soon as you can. Return your ballot by mail or take it to a ballot drop box as soon as you can. Mailed ballots must be postmarked by November 3, 2020, and received by November 6, 2020. Call your local county clerk to find a ballot drop box near you. 

REQUEST A MAIL-IN BALLOT


Voting in person?

Early in-person voting will be available starting October 13, 2020. Early voting will be available on weekdays during normal business hours and 4 hours on Saturdays. Call your local county clerk to set up a time to vote early. Appointments are not required to vote on Election Day (Tuesday, November 3). You cannot be turned away if you arrive without an appointment on Election Day.

See where to vote in person


Open the menus below to learn more and get ready to vote.


Questions or problems with registering, requesting a ballot, or voting?

Click-to-call the Election Protection Hotline 

(or dial 866-687-8683)

 

1. Voter Checklist

Q.Voter Checklist
A.

Make sure you're ready to vote:

  • Are you voting by mail?
    • All mail-in absentee ballots must be postmarked or returned to a specific drop-off location by Tuesday, November 3, 2020. All ballots include free return postage. Call your local county clerk to find a drop off location near you.
    • If you completed and return a mail-in absentee ballot, you cannot vote in person.
    • Did you request a mail-in absentee ballot that never arrived? You can still vote in person! Poll workers must let you vote in person and cast a regular ballot. You DO NOT have to submit a provisional ballot. If your absentee ballot arrives after you vote in person, you should destroy it. Make sure you take the proper identification to vote in person. Click on the "In-Person Voting" menu below to learn more. 
  • Do you need to vote in person? Visit GoVoteKY.com to find out where you need to go to vote in person. Appointments are not required to vote, but are encouraged.
    • Know where you need to go.
    • Plan a time to vote.
    • Take an acceptable form of identification.
    • Learn more about in-person voting in the expandable menu below.
  • Know who is on the ballot and where the candidates stand on the issues. View a sample ballot here.
  • Know your rights as a Kentucky voter.
  • Call a friend and make sure they have a plan to vote.

Do you have questions or have you encountered a problem? Call 866-OUR-VOTE (or dial 866-687-8683)

2. Request a Mail-In Absentee Ballot

Q.Request a Mail-In Absentee Ballot
A.

You must request a mail-in absentee ballot if you plan to vote-by-mail.

You can request a free mail-in absentee ballot online or by calling your local county clerk.

Vote-By-Mail Deadlines:

  • Friday, October 9, 2020, 11:59 PM EST: Last day to request a mail-in absentee ballot online. If you miss this deadline, you can contact your local county clerk to pick up a ballot.
  • Tuesday, November 3, 2020: Mail-in ballots must be returned or postmarked by this date to be counted. You can mail your ballot or take it to a designated drop off location. Return your ballot as early as possible. Contact your local county clerk to find a drop off location near you.

Signature Matching:

Voters will be required to sign their mail-in ballots. County clerks will match signatures to past signatures that they have on file (driver's license, voter registration form, etc.). If there is an issue with your signature, county clerks must make a reasonable effort to contact you to correct the issue. Be sure to answer calls from unknown numbers and check your mail in case they try to reach you.

Did you request a mail-in absentee ballot that never arrived?

You can still vote in person! Poll workers must let you vote in person and cast a regular ballot. You DO NOT have to submit a provisional ballot. If your absentee ballot arrives after you vote in person, you should destroy it. Make sure you take the proper identification to vote in person. Click on the "In-Person Voting" menu below to learn more. 

Do you have questions or have you encountered a problem? Call 866-OUR-VOTE (or dial 866-687-8683)

3. In-Person Voting

Q.In-Person Voting
A.

Limited in-person voting will be available.

County clerks will offer some in-person voting for those who cannot or do not want to utilize the free mail-in absentee ballot.

  • Early in-person voting: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 – November 3, 2020 (Election Day)
  • Early in-person voting will be available on weekdays during regular business hours and for 4 hours on Saturdays.
  • In-person voting on Election Day will be available from 6 AM to 6 PM local time. Anyone in line by 6 PM can vote.

How to vote in-person:

Call you local county clerk to learn about early in-person voting in your community. If you are voting early, it is best to schedule a time with your county clerk. You do not need an appointment to vote on Election Day and cannot be denied the opportunity to vote if you arrive without an appointment. Find your local clerk's contact information here

I.D. requirements:

Voting in person will require one of several forms of identification unless you are known by a worker at your polling place.

  • Acceptable forms of ID include:
    • Any ID with your name and photo issued by the state or federal government, military, or college/university 
    • Any ID issued by your county with your name and photo
    • No ID is required if you are known by the precinct worker
  • Don't have a photo ID? You can still vote! If you do not have a photo ID, you will be required to sign a form confirming your identity and explaining that you did not get an ID because your local county clerk's office was closed due to the pandemic, or you were concerned about exposing yourself to the coronavirus in order to obtain an ID.

Do you have questions or have you encountered a problem? Call 866-OUR-VOTE (or dial 866-687-8683)

4. Know Your Rights/FAQ

Q.Know Your Rights/FAQ
A.

Voting is a fundamental right. 

View a list of Kentucky voters' rights on the Secretary of State's website here


Is anyone offering rides to in-person voting locations?

Call your local county clerk to see if there are any transportation options in your community. Find their contact information here.

Can I take time off work to vote?

You are entitled to up to 4 consecutive hours of time off from work. You must request the time off at least one day in advance. Your employer may specify the hours you can take. Your employer is not allowed to penalize you for taking time to vote, but is not required to pay you for the time you take. Voting by mail may help your avoid this issue. All voters are allowed to vote with a free mail-in absentee ballot for the June 23, 2020, primary election.

What if I see a problem at a polling location?

If you believe you were denied the right to vote or witness any irregularities (i.e. eligible voters being turned away, inadequate number of voting machines, people campaigning for candidates at a polling place), please contact the following:

  • Call your local county clerk. Find their contact information here.
  • State Board of Elections - 1-800-246-1399
  • Attorney General's Election Fraud Hotline - 1-800-328-8683

What forms of identification are required to vote in person?

Voting in person will require one a several forms of identification unless you are known by a worker at your polling place. Acceptable forms of I.D. include:

  • Acceptable forms of ID include:
    • Any ID with your name and photo issued by the state or federal government, military, or college/university 
    • Any ID issued by your county with your name and photo
    • No ID is required if you are known by the precinct worker
  • Don't have a photo ID? You can still vote! If you do not have a photo ID, you will be required to sign a form confirming your identity and explaining that you did not get an ID because your local county clerk's office was closed due to the pandemic, or you were concerned about exposing yourself to the coronavirus in order to obtain an ID.

Do you have questions or have you encountered a problem? Call 866-OUR-VOTE (or dial 866-687-8683)

5. Register to Vote, Update/Verify Your Registration

Q.Register to Vote, Update/Verify Your Registration
A.

You must register to vote to cast a ballot.

Register to vote by Monday, October 5, 2020, 4 PM local time.

Registering to vote is free and you only need to do it once. If your address and/or name has changed, you must update your registration information. You can register to vote or update your information online or by completing a paper form. Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, many county clerks have limited availability for in-person services. If you need a paper form, call your local county clerk. Find their contact information here.

November Election

  • Monday, October 5, 2020, 4 PM local time: last day to register to vote or update your registration information (name, address, etc.)
  • Friday, October 9, 2020, 11:59 PM EST: last day to request a mail-in absentee ballot online. If you miss this deadline, you can still request a mail-in absentee ballot by calling your local county clerk. Find their contact information here.
  • Tuesday, November 3, 2020: All mail-in absentee ballots must be postmarked or returned to a designated ballot drop box.
  • Tuesday, November 3, 2020: Election Day. Anyone in line by 6 PM local time can vote.
  • Friday, November 6, 2020: All mail-in absentee ballots recevied by November 6 must be counted if they are postmarked by November 3.

Register to vote or Update/verify your info