Registered voters in Kentucky now can obtain information about their precinct location and legislative districts by using the State Board of Elections new Voter Information Center.
Alcohol sales are restricted on Election Day during polling hours in some counties.
Polls will be open 6 am to 6 pm on Election Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Grimes advises:
- DO verify your voter registration status and the races in which you will vote before you head to the polls. Registration status is available through the Voter Information Center (VIC). Sample ballots are also available through VIC, and they are printed in newspapers and displayed in each precinct.
- DO know where you vote. You can find the address of and driving directions to your polling location through VIC.
- DO know the most convenient times to vote. Polls tend to be busiest during the morning and evening rush hours and at lunchtime.
- DO bring appropriate identification to your polling location. You must either be known by a precinct officer or produce a driver’s license, social security card, credit card, or other form of identification that contains both a picture and signature in order to cast a ballot.
- DON’T wait until the last minute to head to the polls or be discouraged by long lines. Remember, as long as you are in line by 6 p.m. local time on November 8th, you will be allowed to cast your ballot.
- DON’T campaign or solicit votes within 300 feet of a polling place. Electioneering in the immediate area around a polling place is illegal in Kentucky.
- DON’T record the identity of voters in the voting room, including through the use of cameras and cell phones.
- DO ask a poll worker for instructions on how to use the voting machine or other procedural questions if you are confused about the voting process.
- DO let officials know immediately if you encounter any problems at the polls. You can address issues with your precinct election officers, the county clerk, the State Board of Elections at 502-573-7100, or the Attorney General’s Election Fraud Hotline at 1-800-328-VOTE.
- DON’T forget that you can obtain election results in near-real time after the polls have closed by visiting www.elect.ky.gov.
Offices that will be on the ballot in Kentucky on November 8th include:
- President and Vice President of the United States
- United States Representatives (district-specific)
- State Senator (odd districts)
- State Representative
- Local School Board (where applicable)
- Kentucky Supreme Court Justice, District 5
- Fayette County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor, District 1
- Mayor (where applicable)
- City Legislative Body Member
- Lexington/Fayette Urban County Council Member (district-specific)