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:  

  1. Use our form (below) to fill out the National Voter Registration Form.  
  2. Sign and date your form. This is very important!  
  3. Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address that we provide.  
  4. Make sure that you register before the voter registration deadline.  

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