In order to be eligible to vote, you must:
- Be a resident of Kentucky and the United States for no less than 28 days prior to the election
- Not be a convicted felon, if civil rights have not been restored
- Not be declared mentally incompetent by a court of law and have voting rights removed
- Not claim the right to vote anywhere other than Kentucky
- Be at least 18 years of age before the general election*
*If 17 at the time of the primary election but 18 at the time of the general election, you are eligible to vote in the primary election.
Register to Vote Online
You can now register online
in just a few minutes -- from anywhere!
How To Register to Vote Offline
In order to register by mail, you can download the voter registration card: Kentucky Voter Registration Card
. After you fill out your registration card, you can send it to the State Board of Elections in Frankfort at this address:
State Board of Elections
140 Walnut Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
For further information, you can contact the State Board of Elections by phone: (502) 573-7100
Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons with TDD: call (502) 573-7100
Visit the State Board of Elections Online: www.elect.ky.gov
Change Your Registration Online
You can now change your voter registration online
Change Your Registration By Mail
If you prefer to change your registration by mail, visit the "Register to Vote" tab for details on changing your registration by mail.
When to Change Your Registration
Sooner is always better than later. However, you want to be sure and observe the following registration laws.
Register in time for the Primary
In order to vote in a party's primary election after changing your party affiliation, you must change it on or before December 31st, prior to that primary election. (KRS 116.055
Register in time for the Election
Voter registration closes on the Monday prior to the fourth Tuesday prior to the Primary or General Election. The General Election is the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November while the Primary Election is the first Tuesday after third Monday in May. (KRS 118.025
and KRS 116.045