Important Dates & Deadlines
Monday, October 5, 2020
- Last day to register for November 3 General Election
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
- General Election
ALERT: Currently an ID is required for the November election. Here’s what you need to know:
- What classifies as a photo identification:
Kentucky’s new Voter ID law went into effect in July. In order to vote going forward, including for the November General Election, you will have to present proof of identification, meaning a document that has both your name and photo. The document must be issued by one of the following:
- The United States or the Commonwealth of Kentucky
- The United States Department of Defense, a branch of the uniformed services, the Merchant Marines, or the Kentucky National Guard
- A public or private college, university, or postgraduate technical or professional school located within the United States
- Any city government, county government, urban-county government, charter county government, consolidated local government, or unified local government, which is located within this state
Please make arrangements to obtain the proper documentation for you to participate in our General Election to make your voice heard.
- If a voter does not have a photo identification:
If a voter has one of the following impediments to obtaining a photo identification
- Lack of transportation
- Inability to obtain their birth certificate or other documents needed to show proof of identification
- Work schedule
- Lost or stolen identification
- Disability or illness
- Family responsibilities
- There is no guidance on this at the moment. From context, it would appear to encompass homemakers or caregivers who could not get to a govt office to obtain a photo id.
- The voter has a religious objection to being photographed
- The photo identification has been applied for but not yet received
The voter may use one of the following
- Social Security card
- Any identification card issued by a county in this state which has the name of the voter stated and has been approved in writing by the State Board of Elections
- Any food stamp identification card, benefit transfer card, or supplemental nutrition assistance card, that is issued by this state has the name of the voter stated
- A credit card or debit card with name of the voter stated
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I find my polling place?
How do I register to vote or update my registration?
Can I still vote in person?
- Yes, but you will need to call your County Clerk’s office to make an appointment.
- In-person absentee voting is by appointment only.
- An appointment is recommended, though not required, for voting in-person on Election Day.
- Be sure to check your polling location before going to vote.There will be limited in-person voting
How do I vote absentee?
- Watch your mail for this postcard from the Kentucky Board of Elections about how you can request an absentee ballot. You can also request an absentee ballot through the online portal.
- All absentee ballots will include pre-paid postage and must be postmarked by June 23, 2020 in order for your ballot to be counted.
Who do I reach out to if I have questions?
Call 833-GO-VOTE-KY with any voting-related questions or to report issues.