Secretary of State
Voter Registration Deadline Nears for Primary Election

Press Release Date:  Monday, April 09, 2007  
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) With political ads announcing the beginning of the primary campaign season, Kentuckians who wish to vote in the upcoming May 22, 2007 primary only have a few more days to register to vote.  The deadline to register for the upcoming May primary is Monday, April 23rd.  County Clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business that day.  This same deadline will apply to a potential runoff election that would be scheduled for June 26, 2007.

A postmark of April 23 is also required for all mail-in voter registration applications. Registration cards can be obtained over the internet at www.sos.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 May 22.”

Also, minors who are 17 years old but will be 18 years old on or before the general election (Nov. 6, 2007) are eligible to register and entitled to vote in the upcoming primary and runoff election but are not eligible to vote in special elections unless they are 18 years old.

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.sos.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.sos.ky.gov/elections.

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