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Kentucky

Abbreviation: 
KY

Kentucky Absentee Ballot Process

You can obtain an absentee ballot through your county clerk's office or fill out an absentee ballot request form here. To qualify for a mail-in absentee ballot, you must fulfill one of the following criteria:

Kentucky ID Needed for Voting

ID is required, however photo ID is not required.

Acceptable forms of ID include a personal acquaintance of the precinct officer, or a document such as a driver's license, Social Security card, or credit card or another form of ID containing both a picture and a signature.

Kentucky Registration Deadline

Your completed voter registration card must be mailed or returned at least 29 days prior to the election.

Kentucky Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.

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Employers must allow employees up to 4 hours paid leave to vote during their regular work shift. This time is unpaid unless specified otherwise by the employer.

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Information on local, state and federal candidates and ballot measures may be available here.

To see a list of available races, visit the race index.

 

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Polls will be open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. All those in line by 6:00 pm will be able to vote.

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For information on federal campaign contributions, please visit Open Secrets.

For information on state campaign contributions, please visit your state's resource.

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Kentucky is required to have a voting machine in each polling place that allows anyone with a disability to cast a ballot free of outside assistance. Nevertheless, if you need assistance due to physical disability, blindness or an inability to read English, you may request voting assistance at the polls on Election Day. Physical disability and blindness are the only two reasons you may apply to the county board of elections for permanent voting assistance. You may receive assistance from someone of your choice or the two election officers at the polls.

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The voting systems used in Kentucky are optical scan and DRE.

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