FRANKFORT, Ky.– Tuesday marks National Voter Registration Day and two weeks until the close of the voter registration rolls for the 2018 General Election in Kentucky. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding eligible Kentuckians that the deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 9.
“Registering to vote is the first and most important step in making sure you can have your say at the ballot box on Election Day,” said Grimes. “On this National Voter Registration Day, I encourage all Kentuckians who are eligible to get registered and then vote on Nov. 6.”
Kentuckians can easily register and update their registration with [govoteky.com]GoVoteKY.com, the Commonwealth’s online voter portal. County clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept online and paper applications until 4 p.m. local time on the deadline. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by Oct. 9.
To be eligible to vote, Kentuckians must:
- Be a U.S. citizen.
- Be a Kentucky resident for at least 28 days before Election Day.
- Be at least 18 years old on or before the General Election.
- Not be a convicted felon, or if convicted of a felony offense, must have obtained a restoration of civil rights.
- Not have been adjudged “mentally incompetent.”
- Not claim the right to vote anywhere outside Kentucky.
- Young people who are 17 years old but will be 18 years old on or before the Nov. 6, 2018 General Election are eligible to register as well.
Voters who have recently moved need to update their voter registration information by no later than Oct. 9, 2018.
Voters may check their current registration status and where they vote with the Voter Information Center found at [govoteky.com]GoVoteKY.com. For questions, contact your county clerk or the State Board of Elections at (502) 573-7100.