FRANKFORT, Ky. — All eyes are focused on November. Voters will be electing U.S. Senate, U.S. House, State Representatives, State Senators, as well as members of various courts including the State Supreme Court.
Do you want to vote? We've put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you get in and out of your polling place without trouble.
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions to help you cast your ballot this year without any problems.
- How do I register to vote, update, or review my registration?
- How do I know who my representatives are?
- How do I request an absentee ballot?
- How do I find my voting location?
- How do I see a sample ballot?
- Where can I find election results?
- What is the deadline to register?
- Do I have to register before each election?
The Kentucky State Board of Elections has a website where you can register online. It's GoVoteKY.com. First-time voters and current voters can update their information, look at sample ballots, review election results and much more.
The board of elections also allows you to update your registration or check your registration status using the same website GoVoteKY.com
Once you check your registration status, you will be given the information for your house, senate, and congressional districts. You can then go to the Legislative Research Commission and find out each of your representatives.
The deadline to apply online for an absentee ballot in Kentucky is Oct. 9, 2020 no later than 11:59 p.m. EST. According to Section 23 of the emergency regulations for this election, "Once a voter has requested a mail-in absentee ballot, the voter cannot vote in person unless the voter does not receive their requested ballot by October 28, 2020."
You can use this link to request your absentee ballot.
You can find your polling location by going to the state's website GoVoteKY.com or you can check with your county clerk's office for details.
When sample ballots are available the Kentucky Board of Elections will have them listed on their website by county. You simply find your county and click on the supplied link.
The deadline to register to vote in the November 3 General Election is October 5, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. If you don’t know if you are registered to vote, or if your registration is valid, be sure to check with your county’s board of elections or check here online.