Box 6 - ID Number: Your full social security number is required. It is used for administrative purposes only and is not released to the public. No person shall be denied the right to register because of failure to include social security number.
Box 7 - Choice of Party: You must register with a party if you want to take part in that party’s primary election, caucus, or convention.
Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank.
Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store: just ask the cashier to sell you one.
Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your Local Election Office.
Your voter registration form must be postmarked by October 5, 2020
This is the statewide agency that is ultimately responsible for Kentucky elections. You can contact them with questions, but your Local Election Office will probably respond faster.
State Board of Elections
140 Walnut Street
Frankfort, KY 40601‐3240
Kentucky vote by mail guide
Kentucky vote by mail guide
Your Local Election Office will compare your signature on your voted ballot to state records. If the signatures don't match, your ballot might be rejected. Please sign carefully.
Kentucky vote by mail deadlines
Earliest day to apply: January 1, 2020
Request your mail-in ballot (online): Received by October 9, 2020
Request your mail-in ballot (by mail): Received by October 9, 2020
Request your mail-in ballot (in person): Received by October 9, 2020
Return your mail-in ballot (by mail): Postmarked by November 3, 2020
Return your mail-in ballot (in person): Received by November 3, 2020
Kentucky vote by mail overview
Voting by mail is not as complicated as you might think. There are only a handful of steps:
Request your mail-in ballot by the deadline.
Receive your mail-in ballot via USPS.
Return your mail-in ballot by the deadline.
Kentucky vote by mail rules
You must provide an excuse to vote by mail in Kentucky, but 100% of registered voters can use COVID-19 as an excuse.
If you are requesting a ballot due to COVID-19 concerns, you must use the "Not able to appear at the polls on election day on account of age, disability or illness" excuse on the vote by mail ballot application.
Kentucky vote by mail ID requirements (request)
To request a ballot ONLINE, you will need the last 4 digits of your social security number. If you request a ballot by MAIL or IN PERSON, you must include a COPY of a valid, government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license or non-driver ID. If you do not have valid ID, you may sign a form saying that you could not get a copy of your ID due to one of the reasons listed on the form, such as work schedule or afraid of exposure to COVID-19. You must include a document showing your name along with the form.
Kentucky vote by mail ID requirements (return)
You do NOT need ID when returning a voted ballot.
Kentucky vote by mail directions
In almost all cases, you will need to sign up to vote by mail. The state won’t just mail you a ballot. Don't worry: we will walk you through it. There are only a handful of steps: