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Absentee Voting

Voting by Absentee Machine: Voting is only available in the Covington office , 303 Court Street, Covington

If you are going to be out of town on Election Day and you do not qualify for a paper ballot, you may vote on an absentee machine in the County Clerk’s office on the days mentioned below.

2016 Absentee Voting Schedule:    October 21, 2016 to November 7, 2016

                                                   Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

                                                   Thurs.  8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Also open on Saturday, October 29, 2016 & November 5, 2016 – 9 a.m. to noon


Voting by Absentee Paper Ballot


Voters unable to get to the polls on Election Day are eligible to vote by paper absentee ballot. You must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Due to advanced age, disability, illness or medical emergency.
  • You are a member of the Armed Forces.
  • You are a dependent of a member of the Armed Forces.
  • You are a student attending school outside the county of your voter registration.
  • You temporarily reside outside the state, but are eligible to vote in Kentucky.
  • You are incarcerated in jail and have been charged but not convicted of a crime.

You may request an application for paper ballot in person, by mail, by phone or by fax.

The application for absentee paper ballot must be completed and mailed to the County Clerk at least 7 days before the election. Once the Clerk receives the application, the paper ballot will be sent to the voter. The clerk must receive the paper ballot by mail only from the voter no later than the election day.