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Online portal to request absentee ballot now open

In-Person Absentee Voting Open Statewide in Kentucky’s May 21 Primary Election
Posted at 7:11 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-25 09:04:56-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear and Secretary of State Michael Adams announced that the online portal for Kentuckians to request an absentee ballot for the upcoming election opened on Friday.

There were two portals created. Those websites are govoteky.com and elect.ky.gov.

"In pursuing this position last year, I promised I would make it easy to vote and hard to cheat," Mike Adams said. "I'm very pleased to say that this system that we've adopted for the primary on June 23 achieves both of these missions."

There are four ways to vote in the upcoming primary.

1. In-person on Election Day
2. Vote early at your County Clerk's office no earlier than June 8
3. By absentee ballot by mail
4. Vote absentee ballot by getting your ballot at home, filling it out and dropping it off at your county clerk's office

"We have actually made voting easier than it was before under the unique circumstances we have at the moment," Adams said.

Kentuckians can register to vote at elect.ky.gov.

At govoteky.com, you can check your voter information and make sure it is current. You can do this by punching in your name, date of birth and social security number, check your voter registration and check that all your information is correct. If your information is incorrect, you will be able to fix the misinformation there as well. You can also register there as well. The deadline to register for the primary is Tuesday, May 26 at 4 p.m.

Adams noted that ballots will not be mailed automatically. By law, his office is required to have an application filed to receive an absentee ballot by mail. Adams added that his office will be paying for postage to mail the ballot back.