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Kentucky Voting Guide

Welcome to FindLaw's Kentucky Voter Guide. Here, we will answer questions about your eligibility to vote, voter registration, absentee ballots, general elections, how to find your polling place, what to bring to the polls, early voting, 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
  • At least 18 years old on Election Day

Convicted felons cannot vote in the state of Kentucky. They must have their civil rights restored through an Executive Pardon, Executive Order, or expungement before voting. Likewise, those who were declared mentally incompetent by the court must have their voting rights reinstated.


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 mail to your county clerk's office.

Kentucky Voting Resources

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


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