Mail-In Absentee Voting

A qualified voter must apply to cast his or her vote by mail-in absentee ballot if the completed application is received not later than the close of business hours seven (7) days before the election, and if the voter is:

  1. A resident of Kentucky who is a covered voter as defined in KRS 117A.010;
  2. A student who temporarily resides outside the county of his or her residence;
  3. Incarcerated in jail and charged with a crime, but has not been convicted;
  4. Changing or has changed his or her place of residence to a different state while the registration books are closed in the new state of residence before an election of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, in which case the voter shall be permitted to cast a mail-in absentee ballot for electors for President and Vice President of the United States only;
  5. Temporarily residing outside the state but still eligible to vote in this state;
  6. Prevented from voting in person at the polls on election day and from casting an in-person absentee ballot in the county clerk’s office on all days in-person absentee voting is conducted because his or her employment location requires him or her to be absent from the county of his or her residence all hours and all days in-person absentee voting is conducted in the county clerk’s office;
  7. A participant in the Secretary of State’s crime victim address confidentiality protection program as authorized by KRS 14.312; or
  8. Not able to appear at the polls on election day on the account of age, disability, or illness, and who has not been declared mentally disabled by a court of competent jurisdiction.

To submit an absentee application go to vrsws.sos.ky.gov/ovrweb/govoteky

If you have questions contact our main number at 502.574.6100