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Kentucky Voting Guide

UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all registered voters in Kentucky can vote absentee in the 2020 general election. Learn how to request an absentee ballot below.

Welcome to FindLaw's Kentucky Voter Guide. Here, we will answer questions about your eligibility to vote, voter registration, absentee ballots, how to find your polling place, what to bring to the polls, accommodations, and what to do if you see illegal activity at the polls.

Am I eligible to vote in Kentucky?

To vote in Kentucky elections, you must be:

  • a citizen of the United States
  • a Kentucky resident for at least 28 days
  • a least 18 years old on Election Day

You may not vote if your voting rights were removed after having been judged mentally incompetent. Convicted felons in Kentucky need to have their civil rights restored before voting.


Where Do I Vote?

The Kentucky Board of Elections office offers this guide to polling places in the state.

How to Register in Kentucky

There are several ways to register to vote in Kentucky. This includes registering:

In Person

You can find application forms available at your county clerk's office.


Kentucky offers online registration via the Secretary of State's website.

IDs at DMV

You must provide ID when registering online. Update any change of address at the DMV.

By Mail

Download a form to complete and sign, which you'll then mail to your county clerk's office.

Kentucky Voting Resources

Your vote counts. Take the time to learn how and when to vote.


Protect Your Voting Rights

Contact a qualified attorney if you suspect your rights have been violated.

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