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Election 2020: 15 reasons your absentee ballot could be rejected

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Posted at 7:58 AM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 11:52:58-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — As many Kentuckians get set to cast their vote for the 2020 election by mail this November, there are 15 factors to keep in mind which could cause an absentee ballot to be rejected.

The reasons your absentee ballot could be rejected are as follows:

  • Missed Deadline
  • No Voter Signature
  • No Witness Signature
  • Non-Matching Signature
  • Returned in Unofficial Envelope
  • Envelope Not Sealed
  • No Residential Address on Envelope
  • Voter Deceased
  • Voter Already Voted in Person
  • Inner Envelope Flap Missing
  • Returned as "Not Deliverable"
  • Inner Envelope Missing
  • Ballot Missing from Envelope
  • Multiple Envelopes in one Envelope
  • No Ballot Application on Record

Voters must apply for an absentee ballot by Oct. 9.

Key Dates and Deadline for KY Voters

Early Voting:
Oct. 13 - Nov. 2, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live

Registration Deadlines:
Online: Oct. 5
By mail: Received by Oct. 5
In Person: Oct.5

Absentee Ballot Deadlines:
Request: Oct. 9
Return by mail: Postmarked by Nov. 3
Return in person: Nov. 3 by 6:00 p.m.