Voter bill advances to the Kentucky Senate

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky voters who switch their party affiliation months before a primary election will not be able to vote in that election under a bill that has cleared the Kentucky House.

House Bill 325 would prohibit those who switch parties on or after December 31st immediately preceding a primary election from voting in the upcoming primary.

New voters who register to vote after December 31st must stay registered with the same party until the following primary in order to vote in that election.

The bill would also allow County Clerks to send a mail-in absentee ballot application to an eligible voter by e-mail.

Current law gives eligible voters seven days before an election to get their mail-in absentee ballot applications to their County Clerk, and that language would be retained in HB 325.

HB 325 passed the House by a vote of 92-4. It now goes to the Senate for consideration.

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