Secretary of State
Deadline to Register to Vote in Nov. 3 Election is Oct. 5
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reminds
eligible Kentuckians that the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming Nov.
3 General Election is Monday, Oct. 5.
“Kentucky is at its best when all citizens are
engaged,” said Grimes. “With less than one week left to register to vote in the
November 3rd election, I hope all eligible voters will make sure they are
registered and that their information is up to date so they can make their
County clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will
accept voter registration cards until the close of business on Oct. 5. Mail-in
voter registration applications must be postmarked by that date.
Grimes also reminds Kentuckians of several important
To be eligible to vote, you must:
o Be a U.S. citizen,
o Be a Kentucky resident for at least 28 days before Election Day,
o Be at least 18 years old by the date of the next general election,
o Not be a convicted felon, or if convicted of a felony offense, must have
obtained a restoration of civil rights,
o Not have been adjudged “mentally incompetent,” and
o Not claim the right to vote anywhere outside Kentucky.
Voters who have recently moved need to update their
voter registration information by no later than Oct. 5. Pursuant to KRS
116.025(6), individuals who move from one county to another county while the
voter registration books are open and fail to update their registration information
before the voter registration books close are not permitted to vote in the election.
Under Secretary Grimes’ Address Confidentiality Program, victims of
domestic violence and sexual assault can register and update their registration
while keeping their names and addresses out of publicly available voter
You can verify whether you are registered to vote or
check your current voter information, including address, party affiliation and
polling place, on the Voter Information Center, https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/vic/.
To obtain a registration card or for more
information about registering to vote, contact your county clerk, visit the State Board of
Elections website or call the State Board at (502) 573-7100.
To learn more about the Address Confidentiality
Program, visit www.sos.ky.gov.