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Pick Your Party And Register To Vote

The Commonwealth of Kentucky asks your party affiliation during the voter registration process.  This is due to the closed primary system in Kentucky where voters must vote in the primary of their stated party and are not allowed to cross primaries. This can be confusing to voters from open primary states such as Illinois.

Rather than just send you off to some site the following accordions have the specific page you need embeded in them and there is a direct link provided if you’d like to go to their site. The campaign does not retain any information you enter here, all campaigns have the ability to access voter records so there would just be no point.

Beyond that this site is encrypted and provides you with strong enterprise level security, as does the election sites.

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General Election Date:

Tuesday November 6, 2018

Last Day to Register to Vote:

October 9, 2018

Registration Requirements

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.

Identification When Voting

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

Early Voting And Absentee Ballots

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

The link to register to vote will not work within our site so clicking on the link will open a new window.  Registration Deadline for the 2018 General Election is October 9, 2018.  You may register to vote online in Kentucky at https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/ovrweb/.

From here you can review your address and registration status.  Where your polling location is as well as what districts you live in and who represents you now.

Election results will be available through the State Board Of Elections in the page embed below. If you’d like to open this page on your own you can access it at https://elect.ky.gov/results/2010-2019/Pages/2018primaryandgeneralelectionresults.aspx

Additionally election night results are reported by the individual county clerk’s and the Jefferson County Clerk’s results will be available at http://elections.jeffersoncountyclerk.org

You can file for any county or city level office through the county clerk’s office at this time it is too late to officially file for the 2018 election.  Here is the information about it though for in the future.