Tuesday is deadline for mail-in absentee ballot


FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Time is running out to request a mail-in absentee ballot for Kentucky’s Primary Election.

The deadline is Tuesday, May 14.

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To be qualified to vote by mail-in absentee ballot, a voter must be:
• Advanced in age, disabled, or ill
• Military personnel, their Dependents, or Overseas Citizens
• A student who temporarily resides outside the county
• Temporarily residing outside of Kentucky and who maintains eligibility to vote in Kentucky, such as a “snowbird”
• Incarcerated, but not yet convicted of a crime
• Prevented from voting in person at the polls on election day and from casting an in-person absentee ballot in the county clerk’s office on all days in-person absentee voting is conducted because of his or her employment location
• A participant in the Secretary of State’s Address Confidentiality Program

Voters may request an absentee ballot application from their county clerk in person or via telephone, fax, or email. Qualified military and overseas voters may also use the Commonwealth’s online portal at GoVoteKY.com to request and receive their blank absentee ballots.

Applications for mail-in absentee ballots must be received by the clerk’s office no later than May 14. The completed absentee ballot must be returned by mail and received by the county clerk by 6 p.m. local time on Election Day.