More information on Kentucky voter eligibility from the Kentucky State Board of Elections
Note: requires entering Social Security # and date of birth.
Online registration (in English) is directly at: https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/ovrweb/default
The voter registration card should be routed to the County Clerk in the county listed on the voter registration card [County where you live], NOT to the State Board of Elections.
Printable forms (in English)
Refer to the box below for information about ID requirements.
Choosing a political party
To update registration after a move, name change, or change of political party affiliation, use the Kentucky Voter Information Portal
If you did not select a political party, and wish to vote in a partisan primary, you must update your registration by December 31 of the year prior to the primary election.
To cancel your voter registration, contact the County Clerk’s office where you are registered to vote.
For online voter registration, one must enter Social Security # and date of birth.
An ID is not required for mail-in registration.
For the 2022 General Election:
"You'll need to bring a photo ID with you"...
"If you don't have one, you can sign a special form at the polls and show poll workers one of these cards instead:
You also could get your identity confirmed if you personally know an election officer"
above per the Courier-Journal, May 16, 2022; and, League of Women Voters of Lexington
Transportation Cabinet, Division of Driver Licensing
Obtaining a Driver’s License
Consult the official Kentucky calendar below for more details:
2022 Kentucky Election Calendar
2023 Kentucky Election Calendar
- primary: May 16, 2023
- General Election: November 7, 2023
Election schedule (not dates) up to 2024
General information on absentee voting in Kentucky
Reasons for voting an excused in-person absentee ballot
note: polling locations includes for Nov. 8 and for "in-person no-excuse absentee locations" - those absentee ballots can be dropped off Nov. 3, Nov. 4, Nov. 5, 2022 - 8:00am to 4:00pm at the locations listed
there is also "excused in-person Wednesday–Friday, October 26. 27, 28, and Monday–Wednesday, October 31, November 1, and 2, 2022", per the FAQ on the Secretary of State's website
"Early voting, absentee voting, mail-in: Here's how Kentucky's voting laws have changed" - Courier Journal, Aug. 23, 2022
NOTE: below is out of date for the 2020 General Election.
In order to apply for and receive an absentee ballot, you must meet one of the following requirements: for mail-in absentee ballot: Prevented from voting in person at the polls on election day and from casting an in-person absentee ballot in the county clerks office on all days in-person absentee voting is conducted because of his or her employment location for in-person absentee ballot : [one of these requirements]
Many organizations offer free rides to polling places. Check your local newspaper or broadcast news station for these organizations.
Where to get more info on candidates - League of Women Voters of Kentucky; local newspapers (daily and weekly)
Offices/Measures That May Appear on the Ballot
|Federal (even years)||
President/Vice-President (elected every four years; next election in 2024)
Senator (elected every six years for staggered terms; next election in 2022)
Representative (elected every two years)
|State (even years for most)||
Governor/Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Comptroller, Attorney General, (elected every four years; next election in 2025)
State Senator (elected every four years - odd-numbered years)
State Representative (elected every two years)
Statewide ballot measures
|Municipal (odd years)||
School Board and other boards and commissions
Local ballot measures
Almost all of the ballots for counties are online as of 10/2/2022 (ballots for 18 counties are not yet online)
Voter Rights - State Board of Elections
Find your elected officials:
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682) (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683) (Asian multilingual assistance)
1-844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287) (Arabic)
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