Primary Election is May 19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 28, 2015) — In many counties, eligible voters can already cast absentee votes for the Kentucky’s May 19 Primary Election in their county clerks’ offices. All counties 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 voting is conducted during the county clerk’s regular business hours on voting machines similar to those used on Election Day. In-person absentee votes must be cast by close of business on May 18.
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 May 12, and the completed absentee ballot must be received by the county clerk by 6 p.m. local time on Election Day.