KENTUCKY — The in-person voting is over, but the work is just beginning for county clerks across Kentucky.  It is time to count all those absentee ballots.

What You Need To Know

  • Track your absentee ballot at Secretary of State's website

  • Step-by-step instructions

  • Know everything from when your requested it to when it arrived

A lot of voters were hesitant to use absentee ballots, but the Kentucky Secretary of State's office has taken some of the anxiety away. You can now find out the status of your absentee ballot by visiting the Secretary of State's website.  

Just go to and click on the "CHECK Absentee Ballot Status" button. It will take you to a form where you will enter your name, date of birth, and the last four digits of your social security number. After you submit the information, it pulls up a form with all of your information on it and it lists your legislative districts. At the top of the form above your name, there is a teal button that says "Show Absentee Ballot Status." After you click that button another window opens up and it tells you 

what election your ballot is for, the day you requested your ballot, the day the clerk received your request, the day the clerk sent out your ballot, and the day the clerk received your completed ballot back. 

For a closer look at the process, the Jefferson County Clerk's Office has begun livestreaming the ballot processing center it has set up.  You can see what is happening and how many people are working at any time. 

A simple way to make sure your vote counted.  Spectrum News 1's Election 2020 website has all the links above and much more about the General Election.