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Portal to request an absentee ballot is live

Ballots will begin to arrive in mailboxes in September
Posted at 9:32 PM, Aug 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-22 21:34:46-04

You can now go online to request an absentee ballot for the November general election.

Last week, Secretary of State Michael Adams and Governor Andy Beshear released the pandemic election plan.

Kentuckians will have four ways of casting a ballot: absentee voting by mail, early voting, election day voting, and voter identification.

An absentee ballot is an option for those concerned with contracting or spreading COVID-19 by voting in-person.

Mail ballots can be requested through the portal until October 9. Mailing of the ballots will begin in mid to late September.

Mail ballots must be postmarked by Election Day (November 3) and received by November 6.

Drop boxes will be available for Kentuckians to return their mail ballots if they are concerned about postal delays. County clerks will determine the locations of the drop boxes.