(LEX 18) — Tuesday is the final day to request a mail-in absentee ballot for next week's General Election.
Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said those seeking a mail-in ballot to vote absentee in the Nov. 5 election must make the request through their county clerk's office.
"If you know you cannot make it to the polls on Election Day, there are a number of options for Kentuckians to cast a ballot, including by mail or in person before Election Day," Grimes said in a statement.
All mail-in absentee ballots must be received by the county clerk by 6 p.m. Nov. 5.
The secretary of state's office lists the following criteria for voting via mail-in absentee ballot:
- Advanced in age, disabled or ill
- Military personnel, their dependents or overseas citizens
- A student who temporarily resides outside the county
- Temporarily residing outside of Kentucky and who maintains eligibility to vote in Kentucky, such as a "snowbird"
- Incarcerated, but not yet convicted of a crime
- Prevented from voting in person at the polls on Election Day and from casting an in-person absentee ballot in the county clerk's office on all days in-person absentee voting is conducted because of his or her employment location
- A participant in the secretary of state’s Address Confidentiality Program
Qualified military and overseas voters may use GoVoteKY.com [lnks.gd] to request absentee ballots.
Anyone with questions about voting can contact their county clerk or call the State Board of Elections at 502-573-7100.