Tuesday is National Voter Registration Daywhen volunteers and organizations across the country mobilized to meet voters and ask them, “Are you registered to vote?”
If you’re not sure how to register in Kentucky or plan to vote on Tuesday, November 8, here’s what you need to know, including key deadlines and options for early or absentee voting.
How to Register to Vote in Kentucky
The easiest way is online, Kentucky offers GoVoteKY.com.
Once on this page, you will be reminded of the upcoming general election on November 8th.
The registration process will require you to verify your eligibility to vote, then enter your Social Security number and date of birth. You will then be able to check your current party and address, which determines where you vote.
If you need to change or update any information, you can do so on the Review tab, sign the updated registration, and you’re done.
Alternatively, you can sign up by mail, instructions on how to do this are Available online.
The deadline to register to vote in the Kentucky general election on November 8 is Tuesday, October 11 at 4pm.
How many people in Kentucky are registered to vote?
Data from the state board of elections shows the current total is 3,573,760 registered voters. The figures are the most recent as of August.
That’s up from the August 2021 total, when Kentucky had 3,556,448 registered voters.
There are currently 1,618,444 registered Republican voters and 1,605,744 Democratic voters, according to state records. in June, When registered Republicans outnumber Democratsfor the first time in the state’s history.
Compared to a year ago, the latest voter registration totals show a much smaller gap between Republicans and Democrats. In August 2021, there were 1,642,726 registered Democratic voters and 1,577,955 registered Republican voters.
What other important election deadlines are there?
Here’s a rundown of key dates for the November 8 election:
September 24: The online portal opens to request absentee ballots by mail. Click the link to request one at govote.ky.gov.
October 25: Last day to request mail-in absentee ballots. All mail-in ballots must be received by 6 p.m. on Election Day to be counted. Each county has drop boxes for hand-delivering your ballot.To find out where drop boxes are located in your county, visit the Kentucky Board of Elections list polling place.
October 26, 27, 28 and 31 and November 1 and 2: There will be in-person, excused absentee voting.
November 3rd, 4th and 5th: Early in-person voting and no excuse for absentee voting.
November 8: election day
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