Election Day is Tuesday, May 16, 2023.
2023 is a big election year in Kentucky. All statewide officials will be on your ballot (including candidates for governor, secretary of state, attorney general, commissioner of agriculture, auditor of public accounts, and treasurer), along with a variety of local races.
There are more ways than ever to vote.
- Vote by mail
- Vote early in person
- Vote in person on Election Day
Choose how you're going to vote, plan a time to vote, and know what you need. Find your polling location!
Scroll down and expand the menus at the bottom of this page to learn more and get ready to vote.
REGISTER TO VOTE
Register to vote or review/update your registration information by Wednesday, April 19, 2023.
You must register to vote or update your information (i.e. name or address change) by Wednesday, April 19, so you can vote in the May primary election. Register to vote online here or by contacting your county clerk. Review your registration information here and update your registration here.
VOTE IN PERSON
You can vote early in person or on Election Day, Tuesday, May 16, 2023. Polls are open from 6AM to 6PM local time. Anyone in line by 6PM can vote.
Vote early in person:
• May 3 – May 10, excuse required
• May 11 – May 13, no excuse required
Vote on Election Day:
Tuesday, May 16, 2023, 6AM – 6PM local time.
Find your polling location here. Open the menus below to read about voter ID requirements, know your rights, and more.
View a sample ballot and see where to vote in person
VOTE BY MAIL / ABSENTEE BALLOT
You must request a mail in absentee ballot by Tuesday, May 2, 2023.
Mail-in absentee ballots must be received by elections officials by 6PM on Election Day.
Find a ballot drop box here. (See photo at right.) Click on the drop down menu and select your county. Look at the list of locations and find where you can return a mail-in ballot.
Track your mail-in ballot here.
RECLAIM YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE
Roughly 175,000 Kentuckians with a past felony conviction are eligible to vote! Reclaim your right to vote and make your voice heard. Learn more here.
Questions or problems with registering, requesting a ballot, or voting?
Click-to-call the Election Protection Hotline
(or dial 866-687-8683)