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Absentee Voting

Kentucky registered voters may vote at the precinct on Election Day or, if eligible, may cast an absentee ballot by mail or in the County Clerk’s office prior to Election Day.  Kentucky law does not provide for early voting or unexcused absentee voting.

Absentee ballots can only be obtained by contacting the County Clerk’s office

To be qualified to vote by mail-in absentee ballot, you must be:
  • Advanced in age, disabled, or ill
  • Military personnel, their Dependents, or Overseas Citizens
  • A student who temporarily resides outside the county
  • A voter who temporarily resides outside of Kentucky and who maintains eligibility to vote in Kentucky, such as a "snowbird"
  • Incarcerated, but not yet convicted of a crime
  • Prevented from voting in person at the polls on election day and from casting an in-person absentee ballot in the county clerks office on all days in-person absentee voting is conducted because of his or her employment location

To be qualified to vote by in-person absentee ballot, you must be:
  • Out of the county on election day
  • Advanced in age, disabled, or ill
  • Military, their Dependents, or an Overseas Citizen
  • Military personnel confined to base and learn of your confinement within seven days or less of an election
  • Student or resident who temporarily resides outside of the county
  • Voter or the spouse of a voter who has surgery scheduled that will require hospitalization on Election Day
  • Pregnant woman in third trimester
– OR –
You are the following:
  • Precinct election officer appointed to serve in precinct other than his own
  • Alternate precinct election officer
  • County Board of Elections’ members
  • County Board of Elections’ staff
  • Deputy county clerk
  • State Board of Elections’ staff