Register yourself and others to vote

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How to register to vote

If you're uncertain whether you're registered to vote or unsure if you're registered to vote at your current address, please visit the Kentucky Voter Information Center.

You can register in-person at your local County Clerk’s office.

Or register by mail. You can download a Kentucky voter registration card here. Simply print this form, fill it out, and email it to your local County Clerk or mail it to the Kentucky State Board of Elections at: KY State Board of Elections, 140 Walnut Street, Frankfort, KY 40601-3240

Who is eligible to vote?

To be eligible to register to vote, a person must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen

  • Be a resident of Kentucky not less than 28 days before the election

  • Be at least 18 years old by the date of the next General Election *

  • Not be a convicted felon (or, if so, have had your civil rights restored)*

  • Not have been judged mentally incompetent in a court of law

  • Not claim the right to vote anywhere outside Kentucky

* People who are 17 years of age at the time of the May primary election, but who will turn 18 before the November general election, ARE eligible to vote in the May primary.

*If you are a former felon and have completed your sentence, click here to learn about the process for getting your voting rights restored.

Tips for organizing a voter registration drive

  • Get voter registration cards.

  • Pick a time and location that will help you reach the most people.

  • Make your efforts visible – whether going door-to-door or setting up a table.

  • Be informed and know the law.

  • Check each registration card to make sure the information is complete.

  • Turn in all cards in a timely manner, and absolutely by the registration deadline.

  • Follow-up with people you register to encourage them to vote and get involved!

For more detailed information about setting up a voter registration drive, see this slideshow.

For signs you can print out and use in a registration drive, click here.

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