KFTC Blog | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

KFTC Blog

If you get a letter or email from the State Board of Elections, open it

Posted by: KFTC Staff on November 4, 2020

If you get a letter from the State Board of Elections, open it to make sure your vote counted

About 3,000 mail-in ballots in the state have been invalidated because they were filled out incorrectly. If your ballot has a problem, you’'ll get a letter from the State Board of Elections and possibly an email, possibly a call from the County Clerk, and possibly contact from someone in your political party to let you know. You’ll have until 11/9 to fix the problem.

The rejection rate this election is far lower than the primary and over 1,100 of the 3,000 ballots have already been fixed, but we want to do everything we can to make sure all these votes are fixed and counted.

0 comments view comments

Final Days of Voting - Key information and Action

Posted by: KFTC Staff on November 2, 2020

Juan GomezThis unprecedented election season is coming to a close, and today is the last day to vote early.

More than 1.3 million Kentuckians have already voted. Our election officials, especially local county clerks and poll workers, have worked to make voting safe and accessible, and we’re on track to see historic voter turnout.

It’s never been more important that we all vote. Let's spread the word and make sure people know their options for voting. Polling times and locations for today and tomorrow are here by county. And if you have your mail-in ballot, drop it off at the closest ballot drop box.

Once voting ends tomorrow, let’s be patient as votes are counted. Counting every vote is an important part of a healthy democracy. And keep in mind that the early results we hear from the media may change as more ballots are counted.

Big Voting Rights phone bank a success

Posted by: KFTC Staff on November 2, 2020

10/31/20 GOTV phone bank for Kentuckians with Felonies in their past 10/31/20 GOTV phone bank for Kentuckians with Felonies in their pastWe had a big phone bank over the weekend and called 3,200 people with felonies in their past who are registered to vote to let them know they can go vote today or tomorrow. We had 59 callers, so we went on to call another 8,000 voters, mostly Black Kentuckians and help them to vote as well.

Kudos to all the volunteers who came out and to the organizations that co-sponsored the phone bank - Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, Hood to the Holler, ACLU, Together Frankfort, KUUJAN, Indivisible Danville, Youth Violence Prevention Research Center, and the Kentucky Poor People's Campaign.

Just one more week of voting left! Vote, Share and Volunteer.

Posted by: KFTC Staff on October 27, 2020

Caitlin Powell Voting 2020 General ElectionWe know KFTC members are super voters who vote in almost every election and we appreciate you all for doing it. And we all know people who haven’t yet voted. With just one week left to vote, it’s time to really spread the word.

Kentuckians have now cast more than 1 million votes, and we’re on track for record turnout if we keep this up!

You can find your local voting locations at www.GoVoteKY.com and you can vote throughout this week, Saturday or even next Monday. Don’t wait until November 3 – the sooner you vote, the better.

If you requested your mailed ballot before the deadline and if it doesn’t arrive by October 28, you can vote in person.

You can volunteer with KFTC and our New Power PAC from the comfort of your home to make calls to voters to mobilize them to vote, or come join us at events like election protection at the polls. All of our events are listed online at www.kftc.org/meetonline

Whatever Happened to the RECLAIM Act? Mitch McConnell killed it.

Posted by: Melissa Pack Moran and Rebecca Powell on October 26, 2020

We are two women who have different connections to Appalachia, but who share a passion for the mountains.

What ID you need to vote

Posted by: KFTC staff on October 23, 2020

With the passage of SB 2, a photo ID bill earlier this year, and lots of new emergency election processes, there's a lot of uncertainty what ID a voter needs to bring to the polls.

In-person voting has started – find your location and help turn out voters

Posted by: KFTC Staff on October 14, 2020

As of October 13, polls for in-person voting are open and will stay open through November 3. Find you

Forward Together, Not One Step Back!

Posted by: Hattie Nunley on September 22, 2020

two protestors stand outside Mitch McConnell's office with signs that read "end mean Mitch's miserable mayhem" and "KY T</body></html>

Let's recommit to show up for each other, organize, vote and take action to defend our democracy

Posted by: KFTC Executive Committee on September 21, 2020

Dear KFTC Members and friends,

Kentucky Democracy Project Launch! Sign up to Volunteer!

Posted by: KFTC Staff on September 3, 2020

Voter Registration CaitlinThe Kentucky Democracy Project is a new campaign to register, educate and mobilize Kentucky voters to participate in the 2020 election and beyond. As Kentuckians, we can work together to build a healthy democracy where everyone has a voice and a vote. Our focus is on communities often left out of the political decision-making process – lower income communities, people of color, and young people - particularly 170,000 Kentuckians with felonies in their past got back their right to vote.  All Kentuckians should have a voice in elections and should be listened to by elected leaders.

The Kentucky Democracy Project’s work includes online trainings, phone banks to register or mobilize voters, leaving lit pieces on doors, COVID-19 safe voter registration tables and canvassing, and mailings. If you’d like to get involved or learn more, visit www.KentuckyDemocracy.org/volunteer  We have two big trainings next week and lots of upcoming phone banks!

Request your ballot at www.GoVoteKY.com Today!

Posted by: KFTC Staff on August 24, 2020

Juan GomezKFTC and allies have been fighting for the Election Kentucky Deserves, making our case to the Governor, Secretary of State and State Board of Elections that Kentucky can choose to defend both our democracy and the health of all Kentuckians.

With a series of decisions over the last week, we’ve won much of that vision including universal access to voting by mail, weeks of in-person voting before election day including Saturdays, and drop boxes for ballots.
Here are some highlights about how this year’s election will work

Page

Subscribe to KFTC Blog