Voting basics for Kentucky’s Tuesday primary election

Republished from Kentucky Lantern


Polls will be open Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. as voters choose nominees for president, Congress, the Kentucky General Assembly and many local offices.

Any voter who is in line by 6 p.m. will be allowed to cast a ballot. 

Kentucky does not have same-day registration. But if you registered to vote 29 days before the election and your name is not on the precinct roster, you may request a provisional ballot.

Proof of identification is required to vote in Kentucky. Accepted forms are a drivers license, college ID, military ID or another ID issued by the state or a county or city that has the voter’s name and photograph. Voters lacking ID can cast a provisional ballot. More details about voters’ rights can be found on the State Board of Elections website.

Mail-in absentee ballots must be received by the local county clerk before 6 p.m. on Election Day. 

Voters may report suspected election law violations and voting irregularities to the Attorney General’s Office via its Election Fraud Hotline. The hotline will be staffed on Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The number is 1-800-328-VOTE, or 1-800-328-8683. The number of complaints logged by the hotline will be posted on the office’s website

For details about your local polling place, including an address, visit the State Board of Elections website and select your county. More information can be found at 

To view a sample ballot, visit the secretary of state’s website.

Live election results will be available online from the State Board of Elections. 

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