The general election is Nov 3, 2020
Kentucky, here’s all the info you need to know!
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Important Dates to know, kentucky!
New Voter Registration Deadline
Absentee Ballot Request Deadline
Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)
Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.
Am I eligible to register to vote?
- Are a U.S citizen
- Are a resident of Kentucky
- Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
- Live in the precinct where you vote for at least 10 days prior to the election
- You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
- You are registered to vote in another state
- You are a convicted felon involving moral turpitude, unless your voting rights have been restored.
- Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.
Can I vote if I have a record?
Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. The right to vote can only be restored if the governor approves an application for an executive pardon once an individual has completed their sentence. In 2019, Governor Beshear effectively changed state practices to automatically restore the right to vote for all non-violent felons after completing their sentences (including parole/probation). This is, however, dependent on the Governor, and the practice could be stopped by future governors. The next gubernatorial election in Kentucky is in 2023. For 2020, ex-offenders who have completed their sentence should re-register to vote.
I am a college student. Where do I register to vote?
Students who lived in Kentucky before moving elsewhere to attend school, and who wish to establish or keep their Kentucky voting residency (i.e., at their parents’ address), should have no problem doing so unless they have already registered to vote in another state. To establish voting residency in Kentucky, you must intend for your school address to be your home. Your residence is where you live, the place where you intend to return whenever you are traveling. There is no requirement under Kentucky law that you intend to make your home at a place permanently or indefinitely in order to establish residence.
Will I need ID?
- Your Kentucky Driver's License or State ID Number (online applicants only)
- Your Social Security Number
- Valid Kentucky Driver's License
- Current and Valid Photo ID with Signature
- Debit or Credit Card
- Social Security Card
- Personal Acquaintance/Known by Local Election Official