Monday night deadline to request mail-in ballot; other tips

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – With the Democrat and Republican primaries coming up in a week, voters have some important things to remember, starting with a deadline Monday night.

Across the state, the deadline to request a mail-in ballot is 11:59 p.m. Monday night, June 15, 2020.

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Some important steps to take, and dates to keep in mind include:

  • First, obtain an absentee ballot. June 15 is the last day to request an absentee ballot. The easiest way to get a ballot is to visit www.govotekentucky.com. In Fayette County, request a ballot by phone at 859-253-3344 or in your home county, contact the Circuit Clerk.
  • Next, fill out the ballot. Sign and seal the inner and outer envelopes and drop it in the mail as soon as possible. Postage is provided. The ballot must be postmarked by June 23.
  • If you cannot mail in your absentee ballot, in Fayette County, drop it off June 15-22 at the President’s Pavilion outside Gate 9 at Kroger Field. Or drop off your ballot on June 23 at the Commonwealth Tower Lobby at Kroger Field, between Gates 10 and 11. If you live in another county, check with your local Circuit Clerk for dropoff points. All have set up secure locations, usually outside the courthouse or the sheriff’s department.
  • Election results will be finalized and made public on June 30.
  • If you must vote in person because you need special accommodations, in Fayette County make an appointment to vote at the Lexington Senior Center through June 23. Voting is by appointment only. Call 859-253-3344 in advance to schedule an appointment. The Senior Center is located at 195 Life Lane, behind Southland Christian Church on Richmond Road. In other counties, Circuit Clerks have set up in-person voting arrangements. Check with them for details.
  • On Election Day, June 23, Fayette County will have only one voting location open for in-person voting. It is for people who absolutely need to vote in person. The voting location will be open from   6 a.m.-6 p.m., June 23, at Kroger Field in the Central Bank Field Club. Enter through Gate 10 or 11. Parking is available in the Blue Lot.

For more information go to: lexingtonky.gov/vote.

The Kentucky Secretary of State’s website now lists all locations statewide for in-person voting before and on election day.

“In Kentucky, elections are not run from Frankfort; they are run by our county clerks and their staffs. Their phones have been ringing nonstop. We appreciate our hardworking clerks and our motivated voters. By placing voting location information on our website, we’ll decrease the county clerks’ call volume and provide valuable information directly to voters,” Secretary Michael Adams said.

https://www.sos.ky.gov/elections/Pages/Polling-Locations.aspx makes it easy to vote, helping voters find their polling locations without having to call their county clerks – and thereby makes the voting process easier on the county clerks too.