Voting In Kentucky - Know Your Options and Opportunities!

Updated: Oct 13, 2020

November 3 General Election Plan Highlights

<!-- HTML Credit Code for Can Stock Photo --> <a href="https://www.canstockphoto.com">(c) Can Stock Photo / badboo01</a>

In the weeks ahead, the Governor, Secretary of State, State Board of Elections and local election officials will educate Kentuckians on the General Election plan.  Details of the plan include:  Absentee ballot by mail

  • Kentuckians concerned with contracting or spreading COVID-19 can request a ballot by mail.

  • An online portal will launch within the week to allow Kentuckians to request a ballot by mail. Ballots can be requested through the portal through Oct. 9, and through traditional means after.

  • Mail ballots must be postmarked by Election Day, Nov. 3, and received by Nov. 6.

  • 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 voting

  • 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.

Election Day voting

  • County election officials will decide election sites on Election Day. The State Board of Elections, Secretary of State and Governor will approve each plan.

  • Every county will have at least one voting super-center, where everyone from the county can go to vote, regardless of his or her precinct.

Voter identification

  • Kentuckians who were unable to get a driver’s licenses or photo ID due to the pandemic because their clerk’s office was closed, or because they were afraid of exposing themselves to COVID-19, can sign a document explaining this concern and cast their ballot.

Absentee ballot request deadline: October 9, 2020

Early voting begins:  October 13, 2020

General Election Date: November 3, 2020

Source: Secretary of State of Kentucky

11 views0 comments