How to vote in Kentucky in the Fall 2020 election?
Absentee ballot by mail
- Kentuckians concerned with contracting or spreading COVID-19 can request a ballot by mail.
- An online portal will launch to allow Kentuckians to request a ballot by mail. Ballots can be requested through the portal through October 9, and through traditional means after.
- Mail ballots must be postmarked by Election Day, November 3, and received by November 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 October 13, three weeks before the election, every work day
between October 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.
Election Day voting
- 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 drivers licenses or photo ID due to the pandemic because their clerks 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.
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