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Time off for voting

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

2015 Important Events Calendar

EventDate
April 2015 Dates
Primary Election: Last day for county clerks to mail absentee ballots to voters who request absentee ballots prior to the printing of the ballots.April 2, 2015 -
Last day to register to vote for the primary.April 20, 2015
May 2015 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 day.May 12, 2015 -
Primary Election Day (first Tuesday after third Monday in May)Polls open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., prevailing time.County boards of elections to be in session all day.Mail-in absentee ballots must be received by clerk before 6 p.m., prevailing time.May 19, 2015
November 2015 Dates
General Election Day (first Tuesday after first Monday inNovember).Polls open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., prevailing time.County boards of elections to be in session all day.Mail-in absentee ballots must be received by clerk before 6 p.m., prevailing time.November 3, 2015
Last day to register to vote for the general election.November 5, 2015
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. November 27, 2015 -

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use sos.ky.gov to obtain information about your precinct location and legislative districts. If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

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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