HOW TO VOTE

PRIMARY ELECTION: MAY 17, 2022

STEP ONE: REGISTRATION

Check Your Registration

Check Registration

 Not Registered? or Need to Update Your Registration?

Qualifications

  • You must be a U.S. citizen and a Kentucky resident.
  • You must be registered in the county where you live 28 days before the election.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age on or before the date of the next general election.
  • You must not be a convicted felon, or if you have been convicted of a felony, your civil rights must have been restored by executive pardon.
  • You must not have been judged mentally incompetent in a court of law.
  • You must not claim the right to vote anywhere outside of Kentucky.

The deadline to register online to vote in the 2022 Primary Election is April 18, 2022 4:00 p.m. local time.

Qualified for the Primary?

Kentucky has closed party primaries, which means you must register as a Democrat or a Republican to be eligible to vote in your party’s primary in May. If you choose to register with a political group or organization, or as an Independent, you cannot vote in the partisan primaries, but you may vote in all nonpartisan primaries. These include urban county mayor, urban county council, school board, soil and water conservation, and all judicial offices.

You may change your political party affiliation anytime between the primary and December 31st to be eligible to vote in your new party’s next primary. If you change your affiliation anytime between January 1st and the date the registration books close for the primary, you will only be eligible to vote in the nonpartisan primaries.

STEP TWO: HOW TO VOTE

BY MAIL

ABSENTEE BALLOT

(EXCUSE REQUIRED)

OR call (859) 392-1620. Portal open from 4/2 to 5/3.

Drop boxes for absentee ballots are available at the Kenton County Government Center (1840 Simon Kenton Way in Covington) or the Historic Kenton County Courthouse (5272 Madison Pike in Independence). 

ONLINE ABSENTEE REQUEST

How to complete your Absentee Mail-in Ballot

IN-PERSON

ABSENTEE BALLOT

(EXCUSE REQUIRED)

In-person absentee voting will be available at the Kenton County Government Center (1840 Simon Kenton Way in Covington) on May 4. 5, & 6 and then May 9, 10 & 11 from 7:30 AM – 4 PM

EARLY IN-PERSON

(NO EXCUSE REQUIRED)

Early voting will be available on May 12, May 13, and May 14 from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM at assigned voting centers.

ELECTION DAY

There will be several polling locations available. Please note: some poling locations have changed due to redistricting.

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