Early Voting Rules
Early voting takes place in person before election day at specified polling places and (in some states) satellite locations. Thirty-two states and the District of Columbia offer "no excuse" early voting - voters in these states do not need to provide a reason for voting before election day. A handful of states offer early voting only to voters who have a valid excuse for being unable to vote in person on election day.
Early voting is sometimes called early in-person voting, in-person absentee voting, one-stop voting or advance voting.
Here are Kentucky's Early Voting Rules:
Yes! You may vote early in person using a voting machine by absentee ballot;
You must submit application for absentee ballot at least 7 days before the election. You have until 6:00 PM on election day to submit your ballot either in person or by mail if:
- You will be out of the county on election day;
- You are Military, their Dependents, or an Overseas Citizen;
- You are Military personnel confined to base and learn of your confinement within seven days or less of an election;
- You are a Student who resides outside the county or a resident who temporarily resides outside of the state, and will not be in the county on Election Day;
- You are a voter or the spouse of a voter who has surgery scheduled that will require hospitalization on Election Day;
- You are a pregnant woman in your third trimester.
- Precinct election officer appointed to serve in precinct other than his own
- Alternate precinct officer
- County Board of Elections’ members
- County Board of Elections’ staff
- Deputy county clerk
- State Board of Elections’ staff
Contact your Local Election Official to learn more about early voting in your area.
Check Your State's Early Voting Rules.