Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

There are more ways than ever to vote. You can vote-by-mail, in-person before Election Day, or in-person on Election Day. Choose how you're going to vote, plan a time to vote, and know what you need.

Scroll down and expand the menus at the bottom of this page to learn more and get ready to vote.


IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES:

Last day to register to vote or update your registration: October 11, 2022

You must register to vote or update your registration by Tuesday, October 11, 2022, to cast a ballot in the November 8 election. You must update your registration if you have moved, changed your name, etc.

Register to vote online here or by contacting your county clerk. Review your registration information here and update your registration here.

Vote Early In-Person
  • Must have an excuse to vote early in-person: October 26 – May 28 and October 31 – November 2
  • No excuse required to vote early in-person: November 3 – 5
Vote-by-Mail
  • Request a mail-in absentee ballot: Request a ballot online from September 24 through October 25 or by contacting your county clerk.
  • Return your mail-in absentee ballot: Ballots must be received by election officials by 6PM local time, Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
    • Return your ballot by mail or take it to a ballot drop box. Find a ballot drop box here. You cannot take a mail-in ballot to a polling place.
    • Track your mail-in ballot here.

View a sample ballot and see where to vote in person

Judicial races will be on your ballot. Stay tuned for our judicial election guide so you can learn about the candidates and make a decision.

RECLAIM YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE

Roughly 175,000 Kentuckians with a past felony conviction are eligible to vote! Reclaim your right to vote and make your voice heard. Learn more here.


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

Click-to-call the Election Protection Hotline 

(or dial 866-687-8683)

Prepare to Vote

Early In-Person Voting

Early in-person voting is available October 26 – 28 and October 31 – November 2 with an excuse. You can vote early in-person without an excuse November 3 – 5.

Early voting is open during normal business hours. Some counties require appointments to vote early in-person. Call your local county clerk to find out. Open the ID requirements tab so you know what to take with you.

Call your clerk to vote early in-person

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

Vote In-Person on Election Day

Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Voting on Election Day will be open from 6AM–6PM local time. Anyone in line by 6PM can vote. Appointments are not required to vote on Election Day and you cannot be turned away if you do not make an appointment. Open the ID requirements tab so you know what to take with you.

find out where to vote

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

Vote-By-Mail

HOW TO VOTE-BY-MAIL

Some Kentucky voters can vote-by-mail if you qualify for a mail-in absentee ballot. Request an absentee ballot online between September 24 and October 25 or by contacting your county clerk. If you are voting by mail, be sure to carefully follow all instructions and sign the inner and outside envelopes.

RETURN YOUR MAIL-IN ABSENTEE BALLOT

Ballots must be received election officials by 6PM local time, Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Return your ballot by mail or take it to a ballot drop box. Find a ballot drop box here. You cannot take a mail-in ballot to a polling place. Track your mail-in ballot here.

Track your mail-in ballot here.

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 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)

ID Requirements

ID 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 will need to present one of these forms of ID:

  • Social Security card
  • any ID card with your name and photo
  • any food stamp ID card, electronic benefit transfer card, or SNAP card issued by Kentucky and showing your name
  • a credit or debit card with your name
  • any ID issued by a Kentucky county and approved by Kentucky's State Board of Elections

You can still vote if you don't have any of these forms of ID! You will be required to vote using a provisional ballot.

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

Know Your Rights/FAQ

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 or early in-person may help you avoid scheduling issues.

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 will need to present one of these forms of ID:
  • Social Security card
  • any ID card with your name and photo
  • any food stamp ID card, electronic benefit transfer card, or SNAP card issued by Kentucky and showing your name
  • a credit or debit card with your name
  • any ID issued by a Kentucky county and approved by Kentucky's State Board of Elections
Do you have questions or have you encountered a problem? Call 866-OUR-VOTE (or dial 866-687-8683)