Voter Information: Louisville General Election 2018

Make sure to visit the following sites before election day. Polling places change precincts and districts change boundaries. Mark your calendar and don’t forget to remind others. We will add a sample ballot to this page closer to the election.

General Election Date:

Tuesday November 6, 2018

Last Day to Register to Vote:

October 9, 2018

You may register to vote if you are:

  • A native-born or naturalized U.S. citizen who is 18 years old by the date of the next General Election
  • A resident of the state and county at least 28 days before the election
  • A convicted felon whose civil rights have been legally restored
  • Any citizen who has not been judged “mentally incompetent” in a court of law
  • Any citizen who does not claim the right to vote outside Kentucky

A link to register online is below, or you may call the Election Center at (502) 574-6100 to request that a registration card be mailed to you.

Proper forms of identification are:

  • Drivers license
  • Credit card
  • Social security card
  • personal acquaintance of an Election Officer
  • Other personal identification bearing both the picture and signature of the voter
  • Any U.S. government-issued identification card
  • Any Kentucky state government-issued identification card with the voter’s picture
  • Any identification card issued by a Kentucky county and which has been approved in writing by the Kentucky State Board of Elections

Kentucky law allows mailing an absentee ballot for these reasons:

  • Person who, due to age, disability, or illness, will be unable to go to the polls on Election Day
  • Student who temporarily resides outside the county in which he/she is registered
  • Voter who temporarily resides outside the state, but who is still eligible to vote in this state
  • Person incarcerated in jail that has been charged with a crime but has yet to be convicted of the crime
  • Person whose employment location requires him/her to be absent from the county all hours and all days absentee voting by machine is being conducted
  • Military personnel confined to a military base on Election Day
  • Residents of Kentucky, and their dependents, that are members of the Armed Forces
  • Kentucky citizens residing overseas
  • Person who is a participant in the Office of the Secretary of State’s Address Confidentiality Program

Sample Ballot

The county clerk will provide sample ballots in October.  Until then we have created an unofficial Sample Ballot that includes all citywide races.

Check back for more updates on the election.  If you are able to help people get to the polls please fill out our Volunteer Form