The Kentucky Voting Portal is Now Open!
This election matters. The Kentucky Voting Portal is now open – request your absentee ballot today.
When we vote, we’re choosing what kind of leadership we want for our country. Therefore, it is important to exercise your right to vote this year. We want as many Kentuckians as possible to have a voice and a vote when we choose our leaders on November 3rd.
Most voting in the general election will be by mail so we can keep each other safe. Although this process is new, our Kentucky Voting Portal has made it easy to request your absentee ballot, view polling locations, change your voter registration, and more.
- Kentuckians concerned with contracting or spreading COVID-19 can request a ballot by mail.
- An online portal will launch within the week to allow Kentuckians to request a ballot by mail. Ballots can be requested through the portal through Oct. 9, and through traditional means after.
- Mail ballots must be postmarked by Election Day, Nov. 3, and received by Nov. 6.
- Drop boxes will be available for Kentuckians to return their mail ballots if they are concerned about postal delays. County clerks will determine these locations.
- Beginning Oct. 13, three weeks before the election, every work day between Oct. 13 and Election Day, and every Saturday for at least four hours, every county clerk will provide a location for safe in-person voting.
- Early voting is not absentee voting – anyone can vote early for any reason.
- County election officials will decide election sites on Election Day. The State Board of Elections, Secretary of State and Governor will approve each plan.
- Every county will have at least one voting super-center, where everyone from the county can go to vote, regardless of his or her precinct.
- Kentuckians who were unable to get a driver’s licenses or photo ID due to the pandemic because their clerk’s office was closed, or because they were afraid of exposing themselves to COVID-19, can sign a document explaining this concern and cast their ballot.
Absentee ballot request deadline: October 9, 2020
Early voting begins: October 13, 2020
General Election Date: November 3, 2020