Voting in Kentucky
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- 1 Registration
- 2 Voting on Election Day
- 3 Absentee voting
- 4 Early voting
- 5 Election policy ballot measures
- 6 Recent news
- 7 See also
- 8 External links
- 9 References
For full information about voting in Kentucky, contact the state election agency.
In order to vote in Kentucky, you must:
- be a U.S. citizen
- be a Kentucky resident "for at least 28 days before Election Day"
- be at least "18 years old by the date of the next general election"
- not be a convicted felon who has not had civil rights restored
- not have been judged "mentally incompetent" to vote by a court
- not claim "the right to vote anywhere outside Kentucky"
When and where
Registration must be completed 28 days prior to the election. Registration can be completed by submitting a form or in one of the following locations:
—Kentucky Board of Elections
As of April 2015, Kentucky is one of 30 states that have not implemented full online voter registration.
Voting on Election Day
- See also: Voter identification laws by state
Voters are required to present identification before voting. Valid identification includes photo and non-photo identification. Election officers can also confirm the identity of a voter by personal acquaintance.
- See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times
Kentucky is split between Eastern and Central time zones.
- See also: Absentee voting
A voter in Kentucky may cast an absentee ballot if he or she is one of the following:
—Kentucky State Board of Elections
To vote absentee, a request must be received at least seven days prior to the election. The ballot must then be returned by 6:00 p.m. on Election Day.
Military and overseas voting
For full details regarding military and overseas voting, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
- See also: Early voting
Kentucky is one of 14 states that do not permit early voting in any form.
Election policy ballot measures
elections and campaigns
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Ballotpedia has tracked the following ballot measures relating to election and campaign policy in Kentucky.
- Kentucky Absentee Voting Referendum (1945)
- Kentucky Commissioner of Education Referendum (1957)
- Kentucky Dates of Executive Elections Amendment (2016)
- Kentucky General Assembly Election Years Referendum (1979)
- Kentucky Voting Machines Referendum (1941)
- Kentucky Voting Rights Referendum (1955)
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the terms "Kentucky voting."
- Some of the stories below may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of Google's news search engine.
Elections in Kentucky
- Kentucky elections, 2016
- Kentucky elections, 2015
- Kentucky elections, 2014
- Kentucky elections, 2013
- Kentucky elections, 2012
- University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs - Smart Politics, "Which States Have the Longest and Shortest Election Day Voting Hours?" July 10, 2014
- Kentucky Board of Elections, "Voter Information Guide," accessed January 22, 2015
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Kentucky State Board of Elections, "Voter Information Guide," accessed March 12, 2014
- Kentucky State Board of Elections, "Absentee Voter Information," accessed December 19, 2013
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