Instructions for voting

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  • How To: Register to Vote

    Voter registration requirements and deadlines. Register to vote

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Get Out The Vote!

How to Register to Vote

Register Online

You’ll need your Kentucky driver’s license or personal ID card number, and your Social Security number to register online.

Register Online


Check if you’re registered to vote

vrsws.sos.ky.gov

Registration requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Live at a Kentucky address by Oct 11
  • Be 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 6
  • Not be a convicted felon (unless you have had your rights restored by an executive pardon)
  • Not currently be judged incompetent by a court
  • Not claim the right to vote in another state

How to Vote

Vote early
Oct 20–Nov 6

If you’re eligible, you can vote before Election Day at your County Clerk’s office

Bring an accepted form of ID


Vote on Election Day
Nov 6

Polls are open from 6 AM–6 PM local time. If you’re in line at your polling location by 6 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Bring an accepted form of ID


Who can vote early

You must meet one of the following qualifications:

  • You’ll be out of your county on Election Day, Nov 6
  • You’re military personnel, their dependent, or a citizen who is overseas
  • You’re military personnel who will be confined to base on Election Day and you learned of that confinement on or after Nov 1
  • You’re a student who temporarily lives outside of your home county
  • You’re a voter or the spouse of a voter who has a scheduled surgery that will require hospitalization on Election Day
  • You’re a pregnant woman in your third trimester
  • You’re a precinct election officer appointed to serve in a precinct other than your own
  • You’re an alternate precinct officer
  • You’re a County Board of Elections member
  • You’re a County Board of Elections staffer
  • You’re a deputy county clerk
  • You’re a State Board of Elections staffer
Absentee ballot received by
November 6

Vote early
Oct 20–Nov 6

If you’re eligible, you can vote before Election Day at your County Clerk’s office

Bring an accepted form of ID


Vote on Election Day
November 6

Polls are open from 6 AM–6 PM local time. If you’re in line at your polling location by 6 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Bring an accepted form of ID

Voting requirements
  • Be a registered voter in Kentucky. Check if you’re registered to vote.
  • Be a US citizen
  • Live at a Kentucky address by Oct 11
  • Be 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 6
  • Not be a convicted felon (unless you’ve had your rights restored by an executive pardon)
  • Not currently be judged incompetent by a court

ID requirements

You must bring one of the following forms of ID to vote early or on Election Day:

  • Driver’s license
  • Social Security card
  • ID issued by the US government
  • ID issued by the Kentucky government with your picture and signature
  • Any ID with your picture and signature

Frequently Asked Questions