GENERAL ELECTION: NOVEMBER 3, 2020.

Currently we do not have any information on the plan that the Governor, Secretary of State and State Board of Elections are working on for the General Election.

Regardless of the final plan, Kentucky has always allowed two forms of absentee voting per KRS 117.085: mail-in absentee and in-person absentee voting.

These two forms of voting required an excuse to vote in advance of Election Day

A voter can qualify for a mail-in absentee based on the following:

  • Age, disability or illness
  • Student attending school outside the county of voter registration
  • Member of the Armed Forces
  • Dependent of a member of the Armed Forces
  • Temporarily residing out of the state but eligible to vote in Kentucky
  • Incarcerated in jail but not convicted of a crime
  • Prevented from voting person because his or her employment location requires him or her to be absent from the county of his or her residence all hours and all days in-person absentee voting is conducted in the county clerk’s office

A voter can qualify for an in-person absentee voting based on the following:

  • Age, disability or illness
  • Student attending school outside the county of voter registration
  • Member of the Armed Forces
  • Has surgery, or whose spouse has surgery, scheduled that will require hospitalization on election day;
  • Temporarily resides outside the state, but is still eligible to vote in this state and will be absent from the county of his or her residence on any election day;
  • A woman in her last trimester of pregnancy

Voting by Mail-in Absentee Ballot: