Updated: Apr 21, 2022
Primary election voting date is May 17, 2022. Two of the many things we learned in 2020 are that time passes quickly and our votes do count!! So start now. Contact your friends and relatives and encourage them and help them register to vote at http://govoteky.com or Kentucky Voting Information (vote411.org). Kentucky is currently offering free voter ID cards , if needed, at any Driver Licensing Regional Office.
The primary election matters. 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.
Monday, April 18 was the voter registration deadline. Please take a moment to check your voter registration at www.GoVoteKY.com to make sure you’re registered where you’re living now. And ask your friends and family to check their voter registrations too.
Election Day itself is May 17, 6am to 6pm. 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.
Every registered Kentuckian will have the chance to vote early May 12, 13, or 14 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)
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)
There are new voting laws that just went into effect for this election! Are you as confused about the new voting rules? Join the LWV of Lexington's Virtual Community Forum "Voting in the 2022 Primary Election" where Fayette County Clerk, Don Blevins Jr. will be clarifying what voters need to know to be able to vote in the Primary on May 17 on April 21st 7-8 pm. You won't want to miss this valuable information that will help ensure you can cast your ballot and have your voice heard in the primary election.
Register in Advance: