5 Things Kentucky Voters Should Know Before Heading to the Polls

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1. The deadline to register is Oct. 9.

You can register or update your registration online at https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/ovrweb/govoteky. Review your registration at https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/VIC.

2. Where to vote.

Polling places sometimes change, so it’s a good idea to double check yours online. Find out where to vote and view a sample ballot at https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/VIC.

3. Bring an ID with you.

In Kentucky, you must either know a precinct officer or bring an ID with you. Some accepted forms of ID include a driver’s license, Social Security card, credit card, county issued identification card approved in writing by the State Board of Elections, U.S. government-issued identification card, Kentucky state government-issued identification card with picture, or another form of ID containing both picture and signature.

4. You have voting rights and responsibilities.

As a Kentucky voter, you have the right to:

  • Vote if you are a registered voter
  • Ask questions on election procedures
  • Vote in privacy and free from coercion or intimidation
  • Have non-discriminatory equal access to the elections system for all voters, including elderly, disabled, and minority, military, and overseas citizens
  • And more. For the complete list, visit https://elect.ky.gov/Voters/Pages/Voter-Rights.aspx

5. The polls are open from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

You have the right to vote if you are in line to vote by 6:00 PM.