All counties will begin absentee voting 12 working days before the election
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 15, 2014) — Eligible voters in many Kentucky counties can begin casting absentee votes for the Nov. 4 General Election in their county clerks’ offices. Every county will allow eligible voters to cast in-person absentee ballots at least 12 working days before the election.
Individuals who may be eligible to vote by in-person absentee ballot include:
- Military personnel, their dependents, and overseas citizens who are absent from the county on Election Day
- Military personnel confined to a base who learn of the confinement within seven days or less of the election
- Students and residents who temporarily reside outside the county
- Students who temporarily reside outside the county
- Voters who temporarily reside outside Kentucky (e.g., vacationers)
- Voters (and their spouses) who have surgery scheduled that will require hospitalization on Election Day
- Women in their third trimester of pregnancy
- Election officials (e.g., precinct election officers appointed to serve in precincts other than their own, alternate precinct election officers, and board of election members and staff)
- Other voters who are absent from the county on Election Day
In-person absentee votes must be cast by close of business on November 3, 2014.
Individuals who do not qualify to vote absentee in person may be eligible to vote by mail-in absentee ballot. Voters may request an absentee ballot application from their county clerk in person or via telephone, fax, or email. Applications for mail-in absentee ballots must be received by the clerk’s office by no later than Oct. 28 and the county clerk must receive the completed absentee ballot by 6 p.m. local time on Election Day.