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Key Dates and Deadlines in Kentucky

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.

Register to Vote in Kentucky

Mon, Oct. 5: Voter Registration Deadline
Register to vote or check your registration status.

Absentee/Mail-In Voting

Sat, Oct. 9: Request Absentee/Mail-In Ballot Deadline only by 11:59 p.m. EST

Sun, Oct. 10 - Nov. 3: Medical emergency absentee ballots requested can continue to be submitted via traditional means

Mon, Nov. 3: Mail ballots must be postmarked by Mon, Nov. 3 and received by Fri, Nov. 6

1. Request an absentee ballot

2. Receive your ballot in the mail.

3. Fill your ballot out.

4. Mail it back or deliver it in person to your local county clerks office. Drop boxes will be available for Kentuckians to return their mail ballots if they are concerned about postal delays. County Clerks will determine these locations. .

Early In-Person Voting

Tue, Oct. 13: Early Voting Begins

Beginning Oct. 13, three weeks before the election, every work day between Oct. 13 and Election Day, and every Saturday for at least four hours, every county clerk will provide a location for safe in-person voting.

Early voting is not absentee voting – anyone can vote early for any reason.

In-person Voting

Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

You need to bring ID. If you don't, you can request a provisional ballot. (ID rules my vary for absentee ballots and first-time voters.) See more options below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Only 17?
You may register to vote in Kentucky as a 17-year-old if you will be 18 years old by the next General Election, which will be November 3, 2020.

College Students
If you are a college student registered to vote in Kentucky and you are unable to vote in your precinct on election day, you may apply for an absentee ballot with your county clerk here.

What are my voting options if I'm a member of the armed forces or overseas?
Click here to learn how to vote if you are a member of the armed forces or are otherwise overseas.

Cancel Your Voter Registration
Voters who are moving out of Kentucky should cancel their Kentucky voter registration before registering to vote in another state. There are two ways to cancel your voter registration:

1. Visit your County Clerk's office with identification and request to be removed from the voting rolls. Find your County Clerk's office here.

2. Call the Kentucky State Board of Elections at 1-800-246-1399 to request a cancellation letter, which begins the process of canceling your voter registration.

More Information
If you have any questions about voting, please contact the Kentucky State Board of Elections at (502) 573-7100