If you are registering for the first time, you should plan on showing "proof of identification" the first time you vote. See the section on Voter ID Requirements for a complete list of acceptable forms of ID to bring to the polls.

COVID-19 info

  • The Governor issued an Executive Order recommending that all Kentucky voters should vote using an absentee ballot for the upcoming election on June 23
  • Elections originally scheduled for May 19 has been postponed to June 23 by an Executive Order of the Governor
  • COVID-19, Department for Public Health, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Human Services

Kentucky voter registration deadlines

  • In Person: 29 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 29 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 29 days before Election Day.

Election Day Registration:

N/A

Kentucky voter registration rules

To register in Kentucky you must:
  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Kentucky for at least 28 days before to Election Day
  • 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 Register to Vote Tool 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 we provide.
  4. Make sure you register before the voter registration deadline.