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FAQ

Election Day Information

Q: Where is my polling place?

A: You can find your polling place at govote.ky.gov​

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 at the polling place.

Further information regarding valid forms of ID may be found here: Voting in Kentucky - YouTube

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 govote.ky.gov, or by submitting an updated registration application to your county clerk.  You must change your party affiliation

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

A: You can request an absentee ballot by mail at govote.ky.gov April 2 – May 3, 2022, excused in-person Wednesday–Friday, May 4, 5, 6, and Monday–Wednesday, May 9, 10 and 11, 2022, or early no excuse absentee on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, May 12, 13, and 14, 2022.​