kentucky

Guide to Voting

1. Voter registration

Deadline to Register/update: October 5, 2020

Online Link to Application: https://elect.ky.gov/Resources/Pages/Registration.aspx

2. Check Your registration

Why check your registration? Your address is where election officials send notices, application forms to receive your ballot in the mail, and more. Additionally, poll workers will check if the address on your voter registration matches the address on your ID at the polls.

Check and Update Registration Here:  https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/ovrweb/

Checklist:

  • Is your name spelled correctly? (Correct hyphenations, middle initials, etc)
  • Correct Address
  • Active Voter Status (if not update by sending in another online/mail voter application)
  • Correct Date of Birth
  • Correct Political Party preference

3. Order your mail ballot

Deadline for advance mail ballot application: Must be received by October 27, 2020

We recommend requesting your advance mail ballot as soon as possible and well in advance of this deadline in order to ensure that you receive your ballot in time.

Request Mail-In Ballot Here: https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/ovrweb/govoteky

Filled out Mail ballots can be dropped off at secure drop-off boxes located at county polling locations. That option presumes the voters brings their ballot to their correct local precinct, which have been relocated in the pandemic.

Poll locations can be checked here: 
https://www.sos.ky.gov/elections/Pages/Polling-Locations.aspx

Deadline to return absentee mail Ballot: no later than november 3, 2020 6Pm

Surrendering Your Absentee Ballot:

Kentucky does not have the Surrender Rule. If you bring your absentee ballot to surrender at the polling place on Election Day, they will still make you vote with a provisional ballot.

    4. Early voting information

     

    5. Be a poll worker

    • Become a poll worker! Election offices are expecting shortages in poll workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
    • Poll workers must be 18 years old or over, and a registered voter in their county

    Sign Up Here: https://elect.ky.gov/Voters/Pages/Become-a-Precinct-Election-Officer.aspx

    6. Additional Questions?

    https://elect.ky.gov/Voters/Pages/default.aspx

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