Kentucky Voter Registration Deadline is Today, October 7th
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 7, 2019) – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding Kentuckians that today, October 7, is the last day to register to vote for the 2019 Kentucky General Election.
“The 2019 General Election is quickly approaching, and today is the last chance for Kentuckians to make sure they can make a difference at the ballot box come November 5,” said Grimes, Kentucky’s Chief Election Official. “If you are already registered, I encourage you to take a moment to check that your registration is up-to-date and accurate.”
Kentuckians can easily register and update their registration with GoVoteKY.com, the Commonwealth’s online voter portal. Online and paper applications are accepted until 4 p.m., local time today, October 7. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by today, October 7.
To be eligible to vote, Kentuckians must:
Be a U.S. citizen.
Be a Kentucky resident for at least 28 days before Election Day.
Be at least 18-years-old on or before the General Election.
Not be a convicted felon, or if convicted of a felony offense, must have obtained a restoration of civil rights.
Not have been adjudged "mentally incompetent."
Not claim the right to vote anywhere outside Kentucky.
Kentuckians who are 17-years-old but will be 18-years-old on or before November 5, 2019 are eligible to register and vote in the upcoming General Election.
Voters who have recently moved need to update their voter registration information by no later than today, October 7.
Over 175,000 Kentucky voters' records have been designated as "inactive" by the State Board of Elections without the approval of Secretary Grimes. She has raised concerns to the State Board of Elections that many of these "inactive" voters voted as early as the 2018 General Election.
"With that State Board of Elections designating voters as inactive or active, it's important that Kentucky voters go review and update their registration," said Grimes.