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Employees may take four hours to vote. Employers may specify which hours the employee can take off.

2014 Important Events Calendar

EventDate
January 2014 Dates
Candidate filing deadline: last day to file nomination papers for candidates who must run in primary (last Tuesday in January)January 28, 2014 -
March 2014 Dates
Last day for Republican and Democratic county executivecommittees to submit names for appointment of precinctofficers to county boards of elections (March 15 each year)March 15, 2014 -
Last day for county boards of elections to appoint precinctofficers (March 20 each year)March 20, 2014
April 2014 Dates
County clerks to start the test of automatic tabulating equipment (not more than 30 nor less than 5 days prior to election day)- 4/21 to 5/13April 21, 2014 -
Last day to register to vote for the primaryApril 21, 2014
May 2014 Dates
Last day to apply for mail-in absentee ballot(not later than close of business 7 days before primary). Applications must be received by this dayMay 13, 2014 -
Primary Election Day - Polls open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mail-in absentee ballots must be received by clerk before 6 p.m.May 20, 2014
August 2014 Dates
Candidate filing deadline for General Election: last day to file any petition, certificate or statement that must be filed by second Tuesday in August.By 4:00pmAugust 12, 2014 -
September 2014 Dates
Deadline for printing of regular and absentee ballots (at least 50 days before election).September 15, 2014 -
October 2014 Dates
Last day to register to vote for the general electionOctober 6, 2014
Absentee Voting Begins October 17, 2014
Last day to apply for mail-in absentee ballot (not later than close of business 7 days before election). Applications must be received by this day.October 28, 2014 -
November 2014 Dates
November General Election DayNovember 4, 2014
Kentucky: Voting at the Polls on Election Day

Poll Hours: 6:00 AM-6:00 PM

    A sample ballot will be published by the county clerk in the local newspaper at least 7 days before election day. You may also call the county clerk's office and inquire about the elections to be held in your county. The local or state Republican or Democrat party headquarters will also be able to supply you with this information, as well as the Kentucky State Board of Elections' website, www.elect.ky.gov.

    Do I have to produce Identification to vote?

    • All voters must produce identification or be known by a precinct officer prior to voting. KRS117.227 and 31 KAR 4:010 provide the types of ID that can be used by the voter such as: Personal acquaintance of precinct officer, Driver's license, Social Security card, credit card, or another form of ID containing both picture and signature.

    Voter identification required at the poll

    • Election officers shall confirm the identity of each voter by personal acquaintance or by a document.Acceptable forms of ID include:
    • Driver's license
    • Social Security card
    • Credit card
    • or another form of ID containing both picture and signature

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