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Vote Early Day - State by State Voter Information

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Voter Information

Primary Election Day: May 16, 2023
Primary Ballots Mailed: March 27, 2023
Primary In-Person Early Voting Opens: May 11, 2023*
General Election Day: November 7, 2023
General Election Ballots Mailed: October 25, 2023
General Election In-Person Early Voting Opens: November 2, 2023*
Additional Voting Information: Kentucky Elections Information Website


*In Person Early Voting for voters who meet the state’s excuse criteria opens on 5/3/23 for the Primary Election and 10/25 for the General Election.

This state requires an excuse to vote by mail. Check out the information below to determine if you are eligible to vote by mail.

Absentee Voting Criteria

You may vote by absentee ballot in Kentucky if:

  • You are advanced in age, disabled, or ill.
  • You are a military personnel or their dependent, or an overseas citizen.
  • You are a student who temporarily resides outside the county.
  • You are a voter who temporarily resides outside of Kentucky and who maintains eligibility to vote in Kentucky, such as a “snowbird”.
  • You are incarcerated, but not yet convicted of a crime.
  • You are employed outside of the county all hours the polling place is open.
  • You are a program participant in the Department of State’s Address Confidentiality Program.

If you have encountered a problem with voting, please call this national nonpartisan hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE.