Time off for voting
Employees may take four hours to vote. Employers may specify which hours the employee can take off.
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
Under federal law, if you move within 30 days of a presidential election, you are allowed to vote for President and Vice President in your former state of residence, either in person or by absentee ballot.
To vote in Kentucky, you must be registered. Simply pick up a voter registration application, fill it out, and mail it at least 29 days before the election date.Get voter registration forms. Check your voter registration status.
To register to vote in the State of Kentucky, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
- You are a United States citizen;
- Must be a resident of Kentucky not less than 28 days before the election.
- Must be at least 18 years old or will be 18 by the date of the next general election.
- Not be a convicted felon (or, if so, have civil rights restored)
- Not have been judged mentally incompetent in a court of law and have voting rights removed.
- Not claim the right to vote anywhere outside Kentucky.
- Minors 17 years of age who will become 18 by the November general election
are eligible to vote in the prior May primary election only.
- It is imperative that all voter registration cards be turned in to the appropriate county clerk at least twenty-nine (29) days before any election in order for the cards to be processed. Last day to register to vote for the Primary Election is April 23, 2012 and the last date to register to vote for the General Election is October 9, 2012.
- Applicants are not registered to vote until the voter registration cards
are processed at the county clerk's office.
- Voters whose registration cards are submitted after this time will NOT be eligible to vote in the upcoming election.
- You can contact your county clerk to determine if your voter registration card was received in a timely manner.
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