Secretary of State
Kentuckians Face Deadline to Register to Vote in General Election

Press Release Date:  Monday, September 29, 2008  
Contact Information:  Les Fugate, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
Office of the Secretary of State
Office: (502) 564-3490
Cell: (502) 229-3803
Les.Fugate@ky.gov
 


(Frankfort, KY) If Kentuckians want to participate in the upcoming general election on November 4, 2008, they have one week to make sure they are registered to vote, Kentucky’s chief election official, Secretary of State Trey Grayson announced today.

 Kentuckians only have a few more days to sign up before registration books close.  The deadline to register is Monday, October 6th.  County Clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business that day.  A postmark of October 6 is also required for all mail-in voter registration applications. Registration cards can be obtained over the internet at www.vote.ky.gov/register. 

“I encourage all citizens who have not already done so, to register to vote today,” stated Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson.  “We hope to see everyone exercising their constitutional right to vote on November 4, 2008.”

Also, minors who are 17 years old but will be 18 years old on or before Election Day are eligible to register and entitled to vote in the upcoming election.

Additionally, Secretary Grayson reminded voters that if they have moved recently, they need to update their voter registration so that they are allowed to vote on election day.  In particular, if a voter has moved from one county to another prior to the voter registration books closing and he or she does not update his or her voter registration, that voter will not be allowed to vote in the general election.

If citizens are unsure whether they have registered to vote or uncertain as to where they will vote, they can view all of that information online through the Voter Information Center (VIC).  The VIC will tell voters where they are registered to vote, the location of their polling site, and their political affiliation.  It also provides links to elected representatives and driving directions from the voter’s home to his or her polling location.  VIC can be accessed at www.vote.ky.gov/vic.

To obtain a list of county clerks and other voter registration sites in your area, contact the Kentucky State Board of Elections at (502) 573-7100 or via the web at www.elect.ky.gov.

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