Kentucky Voter Info

The general election is Nov 3, 2020
Kentucky, here’s all the info you need to know!

The Rona will not pause the revolution. Get the facts.

Important Dates to know, kentucky!

New Voter Registration Deadline

Fri Oct 9, 2020

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Mon Oct 5, 2020 4:00PM EDT

Early Voting

Tue Oct 13, 2020
Mon Nov 2, 2020

Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

Received by Fri Nov 6, 2020 6:00PM EST
Postmarked by Tue Nov 3, 2020 6:00PM EST
Fri Oct 9, 2020
Online by Fri Oct 9, 2020

Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Am I eligible to register to vote?

You are eligible to vote in Kentucky if you:
  • 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 are NOT eligible to vote in Kentucky if:
  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
  • You are registered to vote in another state
Restorative Requirements
  • You are a convicted felon involving moral turpitude, unless your voting rights have been restored.
Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). Your state does not require an ID to be provided in order the register/request your ballot.
    U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:
    • 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?

    To register to vote in Kentucky you should provide:
    • Your Kentucky Driver's License or State ID Number (online applicants only)
    • Your Social Security Number
    In Kentucky, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:
    • 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

    The info on this page is for:

    Kentucky Voter Info

    If you want info for a different state or U.S. territory, go here