Kentucky's 2022 Primary election is May 17, 2022. Two lessons we learned from 2020: (1) time passes quickly (2) our votes count!
Start talking about it now!! Encourage your friends and relatives to register at http://govoteky.com or Kentucky Voting Information (vote411.org). Voters will be required to present a document issued by the federal, state, or local government, or public/private college containing the voter's name and photo. If you don't already have a photo ID, Kentucky is currently offering free voter ID cards at any Driver Licensing Regional Office. Check their website for requirements.
When we vote, we’re choosing what kind of Kentucky we want to call home. Kentucky's May primary includes elections for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House, state legislature and many county, city, and judicial elections. The primary election matters.
Check your status and your voter registration.
April 18, 2022 was Primary voter registration deadline. Please take a moment to check your voter registration at www.GoVoteKY.com to make sure that you are registered to vote where you’re living now. Ask your friends and family to check their voter registrations too.
200,000 Kentuckians with felonies in their past won the right to vote again a few years ago, but largely have not been informed that they can now vote. You can find out if you or a friend of yours recently got your right to vote back at Check Your Status - Civil Rights Restoration (kentucky.gov)
Election Day is May 17th 6am - 6pm
Every registered Kentuckian will have the chance to vote May 17, 2022 in person from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., usually at one or more vote centers in your county. Reach out to your local County Clerk’s office to learn where, for example: Fayette County Clerk | Lexington, KY | Elections and Polling Locations - State Board of Elections (ky.gov)
Mail-In Absentee voting
There won’t be broad voting by mail this election, but if you meet one of the eligibility requirements (if you’re away from your county during voting days, unable to vote in person because of age, disability, or illness, a voter who is incarcerated in jail who has been charged with a crime but has yet to be convicted of the crime, etc.), you can request a mail-in ballot at www.GoVoteKY.com before 11:59 pm on May 3rd. The County Clerk has to receive your returned ballot by 6:00 pm May17th. If the voter doesn't have internet access, they should call their County Clerk's office for assistance.
(Fayette County, Monday - Friday 8:30-4:30, 859-255-8683.)
In-Person No-Excuse Absentee Voting
Every registered Kentuckian will have the chance to vote early May 12, 13, or 14, 2022 in person from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., usually at one or more vote centers in your county. Reach out to your local County Clerk’s office to learn where, for example: Fayette County Clerk | Lexington, KY | Elections and Polling Locations - State Board of Elections (ky.gov)