Kentucky's primary election was moved to June 23, 2020.

All mail-in absentee ballots must have been postmarked or returned by Tuesday, June 23, 2020.


Make sure your ballot is counted:

Monday, June 29, is the last day for county clerks to count ballots for the 2020 primary election. If there was a problem with your ballot (i.e. mismatched signature), the county clerk must make their best effort to contact you to fix the issue, but you must answer.

If your county clerk has called or emailed you, make sure any issues with your ballot are resolved by 4 p.m. local time Monday, June 29. Unsure if they called? Click here to find their number and double check.

Make sure your ballot was delivered:

Track the status of your ballot here. This will not confirm that your ballot was counted or tell you if there were issues with your ballot. This tracker only confirms delivery.


Questions or problems?

Click-to-call the Election Protection Hotline 

(or dial 866-687-8683)

1. Voter Checklist

Q.Voter Checklist
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Make sure you're ready for the June 23, 2020, primary election:

  • Are you voting by mail?
    • All mail-in absentee ballots must be postmarked or returned to a specific drop-off location by Tuesday, June 23, 2020. All ballots include free return postage. Call your local county clerk to find a drop off location near you.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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 an Election Day plan.

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
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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:

  • Monday, June 15, 2020, 11:59pm local time: 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, June 23, 2020: Mail-in ballots must be returned or postmarked by this date to be counted. Mail your ballot early if you can. Local drop off locations will be available for people who cannot return their ballot in the mail. Contact your local county clerk for drop off locations.
  • Monday, June 29, 2020, 4:00pm local time: Voters must have any issues with their mail-in ballots resolved by this time (i.e. mismatched signature) to have their ballot counted. County clerks will contact voters with ballot issues. Be sure to answer your phone in case there is an issue with your ballot.

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.

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

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
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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. In-person voting will be available for 14 days from Monday, June 8, 2020, through 6pm local time, June 23, 2020 (Election Day). In-person voting will not be available on Sunday, June 14, or Sunday, June 21, 2020.

If you are able to request and return a mail-in ballot, you should. Voting by mail will limit the spread of the novel coronavirus by limiting person-to-person contact.

How to vote in-person:

Call you local county clerk to learn about the in-person voting options in your community. It is best if you can schedule a time to vote to limit the number of people in a polling place, but no person can be denied the opportunity to vote if they 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 I.D. include:

  • Driver’s license
  • Social Security card
  • County-issued identification card approved in writing by the State Board of Elections
  • U.S. government-issued identification card
  • Kentucky state government-issued identification card with picture
  • Credit card or another form of I.D. containing both picture and signature
  • No I.D. is required if you are known by the precinct worker

Please note: Identification rules have NOT changed since the last election. Senate Bill 2, the Mandatory Voter Photo I.D. Bill, is NOT scheduled to go into effect until after the June 23, 2020, primary election. 

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
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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:

  • Driver’s license
  • Social Security card
  • County-issued identification card approved in writing by the State Board of Elections
  • U.S. government-issued identification card
  • Kentucky state government-issued identification card with picture
  • Credit card or another form of I.D. containing both picture and signature
  • No I.D. is required if you are known by the precinct worker

Please note: Identification rules have NOT changed since the last election. Senate Bill 2, the Mandatory Voter Photo I.D. Bill, is NOT scheduled to go into effect until after the June 23, 2020, primary election. 

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.

The registration deadline for the 2020 primary election has past. You should still register so you can vote in the general election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. 

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 closed for in-person services. If you need a paper form, call your local county clerk. Find their contact information here.

November Election

  • Last day to register or update your information (name, address, etc.): Monday, October 5, 2020
  • Election day: Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Register to vote or Update/verify your info