Ky. voter registration deadline is today, Oct. 9

Online applications at GoVoteKY.com accepted until 4 p.m.

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Today, Oct. 9, is the last day to register to vote for the 2018 General Election in Kentucky.

“Election Day is 28 days away, but today is Kentuckians’ last chance to register to vote in the General Election,” said Grimes. “If you are already registered, voters should check their registration and make any necessary changes, especially if they have recently moved. Visit GoVoteKY.com and make sure you are registered before the deadline at 4 p.m. local time.”

Kentuckians can easily register and update their registration with GoVoteKY.com, the commonwealth’s online voter portal. Online and paper applications are accepted until 4 p.m. local time today, Oct. 9. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by today, Oct. 9.

To be eligible to vote, Kentuckians must:

• Be a U.S. citizen.
• Be a Kentucky resident for at least 28 days before Election Day.
• Be at least 18 years old on or before the General Election.
• Not be a convicted felon, or if convicted of a felony offense, must have obtained a restoration of civil rights.
• Not have been adjudged “mentally incompetent.”
• Not claim the right to vote anywhere outside Kentucky.

Young people who are 17 years old but will be 18 years old on or before the Nov. 6, 2018 General Election are eligible to register as well.

Voters who have recently moved need to update their voter registration information by no later than today, Oct. 9.

Voters may check their current registration status and where they vote with the Voter Information Center found at GoVoteKY.com. For questions, contact your county clerk or the State Board of Elections at (502) 573-7100.

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