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Today Is Last Day To Register For General Elections

Posted at 1:00 PM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-09 13:51:37-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – Today is the last day for Kentuckians to register for the state’s general elections. You have until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

The McGrath/Barr sixth congressional district is on the line and is one of the most watched races around the country.

If you are over 18, you can register to vote here.

The sign-up page also features a link for those living abroad and those in the military.

Kentuckians can also easily register and update their registration with, the Commonwealth’s online voter portal. County clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept online and paper applications until 4 p.m. local time tomorrow, Oct. 9. 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.