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FAQ

Election Day Information

Q: Where is my polling place?

A: You can find your polling place at GoVoteKY.com.

Q: Am I entitled to time off for voting on Election Day?

A: If you are working on Election Day, you may be entitled to a maximum of four consecutive hours off from work in order to vote or cast an absentee ballot if you make a request for time off with your employer.

Your employer may specify the hours you may take leave to cast a ballot.

Q: What identification can I bring to the polling place?

A: All voters must produce identification or be known by a precinct officer prior to voting. Acceptable types of ID are personal acquaintance of precinct officer, driver’s license, Social Security card, county issued identification card approved in writing by the State Board of Elections, U.S. government-issued identification card, Kentucky state government-issued identification card with picture, credit card, or another form of ID containing both picture and signature.

Q: What time are the polls open on Election Day?

A: Polls are open from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM local time. If you are in line at 6:00 PM, you will be allowed to vote.

Q: I registered to vote, but I did not receive a confirmation card.

A: Contact your County Clerk's office to find out the status of your address confirmation.

Q: Do I have to vote according to party affiliation?

A: Kentucky conducts political party primaries before each General Election. In Primary Elections, voters may only vote for candidates of their same political affiliation and non-partisan candidates. 

In General Elections, voters may choose to vote for candidates of any party. 

Q: How do I switch political parties?

A: You can change your political party at GoVoteKY.com, or by submitting an updated registration application to your county clerk. 

Q: I will be out of town on Election Day. How can I vote?

A: You can vote absentee in person or by mail. Contact your County Clerk's office to request an absentee voting application.


Additional questions? Contact the Board of Elections or your County Clerk's office.