Election Rules

Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline: April 20

Primary Election Date: June 23

General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 5

ID Requirements for voting: ID requested but photo ID not required. If an ID is not shown, a voter signs an affidavit affirming their identity.

Absentee Voting: An excuse is required to obtain an absentee ballot. View the list of excuses here. Request forms can only be obtained by contacting the County Clerk’s office, and applications must be mailed back or handed in at least 7 days prior to the election.

Gender Gaps in Representation

Kentucky is one of 13 states that does not have any women in its Congressional delegation. Kentucky ranks 41st in the country for women’s representation in the State Legislature.

Kentucky Congressional Delegation

Kentucky State Legislature

Voter Turnout

Kentucky had lower turnout than the overall United States in the 2016 Elections.

Percent Voter Turnout by Gender

Percent Voter Turnout by Race