The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the voting procedure in this year’s general election. Follow these steps to ensure you can vote, and vote safely:
Review Your Registration
Before October 5th, review your voter registration to ensure it matches your current personal information and address. The most common changes to voter registrations are:
- Name (if, for example, you’ve gotten married and changed your name)
- Address (if, for example, you’ve moved recently)
- Party Affiliation (if you’ve changed your mind recently)
To review your registration, visit GoVoteKY.com and click “Review Your Registration”.
If your personal information is correct, great! You’re ready to vote in the election. If something needs to change, then it’s time to update your registration.
Register to Vote or Update Your Registration by October 5th
To register to vote or to update your registration, visit GoVoteKY.com and click “New/Update Registration”. To register/update, you will need your social security number, date of birth, and your Driver’s License number (if you have one).
Ways to Vote
Because of the coronavirus, voting is different in this election than ever before.
Vote by mail
This is the safest and easiest way to vote in this election.
Voters may request an absentee ballot using an online form at GoVoteKY.com if they are worried about contracting or spreading COVID-19 if they vote in person.
You will need: first name, last name, date of birth, and the last four digits of your social security number.
The deadline to request a ballot is October 9th at 11:59 p.m. local time.
The ballot must be in the mail (and postmarked) by Tuesday, November 3rd.
Postage for the ballot is pre-paid, so you don’t even need a stamp!
Vote early in person from October 13th — November 2nd
Don’t want to wait until Election Day? You can vote early! Anyone can vote early for any reason in this year’s election.
Voting will take place during the clerk’s business hours Monday through Friday, and for at least four hours every Saturday between October 13th and November 2nd.
There will be at least one location in each county for early in-person voting. Once those locations are released, we will update this space.
Vote on Election Day (NOTE: Polling locations may be different)
You can still vote on Election Day, November 3rd, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time.
Each county will have at least one voting “supercenter”. At these locations, any registered voter in the county can vote, regardless of where their precinct is located in the county.
County election officials are determining where additional polling locations will be located and they have the ability ro reduce polling sites. All county election plans must be approved by the governor, secretary of state, and State Board of Elections. Once those plans are approved and polling locations are set, we will update this space.
- Now — October 5th @ 4:00pm ET → Voters may check their registration, update their registration or register to vote
- Now — October 9th @ 11:59pm ET → Voters may request absentee ballots at GoVoteKY.com if they are concerned about contracting or spreading COVID-19
- October 13th — November 2nd → Early, in-person voting begins and runs Monday-Saturday
- November 3rd → Election Day: in-person voting is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- November 3rd → Election Day: deadline for mailing in absentee ballots; ballots must be postmarked by today