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Tuesday is Last Day to Apply for Mail-In Absentee Ballot

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Tuesday is the last day Kentucky voters can apply to vote absentee by mail in the November 8 election. 

Voters can request an absentee ballot from their county clerk in person or by phone, fax or email. Qualified military and overseas voters can request a ballot through Kentucky's online portal. 

Applications must be received by Tuesday, November 1. Completed ballots must be turned in to the county clerk by 6 p.m. on Election Day.

Per Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, eligible individuals include:

  • Military personnel, their dependents, and overseas citizens
  • Students who temporarily reside outside the county
  • Voters who temporarily reside outside Kentucky (e.g., vacationers)
  • Voters who are incarcerated but have not yet been convicted
  • Voters whose employment takes them outside the county for all days and hours the polling place is open
  • Voters of advanced age or who suffer from disability or illness
  • Voters who are participants in the Secretary of State’s Address Confidentiality Program
Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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