REGISTERING TO VOTE IN KENTUCKY
If you are registering for the first time, you should plan on showing “proof of identification” the first time that you vote. Proof of identification includes: (1) A current and valid photo identification or, (2) A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and address.
Kentucky voter registration deadlines:
- In Person: 29 days before Election Day.
- By Mail: 29 days before Election Day.
- Online: N/A
Election Day Registration:
Kentucky voter registration rules:
To register in Kentucky you must:
- be a citizen of the United States.
- be a resident of Kentucky.
- be a resident of the county for at least 28 days prior to Election Day date.
- be 18 years of age on or before the next general election.
- not be a convicted felon or if you have been convicted of a felony, your civil rights must have been restored by executive pardon.
- not have been judged “mentally incompetent” in a court of law.
- not claim the right to vote anywhere outside Kentucky.
Kentucky voter registration directions:
- Use our form (below) to fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
- Sign and date your form. This is very important!
- Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address that we provide.
- Make sure that you register before the voter registration deadline.
- State Election Website
- Local Election Office: This is the government office responsible for running elections in your region. These are the best people to contact if you have any questions at all about voting in your state.
- Find your polling place
- Learn more about absentee voting
- Learn more about voter ID