Voting information

The 2020 general election is Nov. 3, 2020. The deadline to register online to vote in the 2020 General Election is Oct. 5, 2020, at 4 p.m. local time.

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How to vote

There are three ways for Kentucky voters to cast their ballot for this November’s election:

In-person before Election Day (Oct. 13 – Nov. 2). Early voting hours will be Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may vote at any location.

  • Tates Creek Branch Library, 3628 Walden Dr.
  • Northside Branch Library, 1733 Russell Cave Road
  • Beaumont Branch Library, 3080 Fieldstone Way
  • Dunbar Center, 545 N. Upper St.
  • Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane (behind Southland Christian Church on Richmond Road)
  • BCTC Leestown Campus, 164 Opportunity Way
  • Wellington Elementary, 3280 Keithshire Way
  • Garrett Morgan Elementary, 1150 Passage Mound Way

In-person on Election Day will take place from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. at one of the following locations: (You may vote at any location.)

  • Tates Creek Branch Library, 3628 Walden Dr.
  • Northside Branch Library, 1733 Russell Cave Road
  • Beaumont Branch Library, 3080 Fieldstone Way
  • Dunbar Center, 545 N. Upper St.
  • Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane (behind Southland Christian Church on Richmond Road)
  • BCTC Leestown Campus, 164 Opportunity Way
  • Wellington Elementary, 3280 Keithshire Way
  • Garrett Morgan Elementary, 1150 Passage Mound Way

Dropbox locations. You can return your absentee ballot by mail or at drop boxes at one of the following locations:

  • Tates Creek Branch Library, 3628 Walden Dr.
  • Northside Branch Library, 1733 Russell Cave Road
  • Beaumont Branch Library, 3080 Fieldstone Way
  • Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane (behind Southland Christian Church on Richmond Road)
  • BCTC Leestown Campus, 164 Opportunity Way
  • County Clerk Office (162 E. Main St.)

Voting and dropbox location map

Absentee ballot drop boxes are in place and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.The boxes are bright blue and are identified as a "Ballot Drop Box."

Find out if you qualify for the absentee ballot. By Executive Order, all Kentuckians who are concerned about contracting or spreading COVID-19 may vote via absentee ballot for the 2020 general election.

Absentee request

The deadline to apply online for an absentee ballot is Oct. 9, 2020, no later than 11:59 p.m. EST. The deadline has passed.

Q & A

Have a question or problem? See common questions below. 

My ballot has not arrived and I’m getting worried.

Check your ballot status on GoVoteKY.com and see if it has been shipped. Early on, there will be  delays as we work through the backlog. Once the tracking system says your ballot has been shipped, allow seven business days for it to arrive. After that, contact the Fayette County Clerk's Office at (859) 253-3344 to see if there is a problem and we can send a second package.

My ballot package has arrived but there’s a problem.

If anything is amiss in your package, call the Fayette County Clerk's Office as soon as you can at (859) 253-3344. We will address whatever happened as quickly as possible. 

I received my package, but now I’ve made a mistake.

If you marked your ballot incorrectly, no worries. Correct your selections, just make sure it is very obvious which one is correct. The best way is to circle the correct one. The Ballot Processing Committee will make sure the candidate of your choice receives your vote.

If you packaged the return incorrectly, no worries. Reopen the outer (and if necessary, inner envelope) and fix the issue. Use tape to reseal everything. On the back of the outer return envelope, write a simple explanation (one sentence is fine) and then sign your name next to it. This confirms for us that you had an “oops.”

If you detached the inner flap, reattach with tape. Again, write a simple sentence on the back of the outer envelope and sign next to it.

I mailed my ballot a while ago and it doesn’t show it has been received. I’m worried.

The Fayette County Clerk’s Office will begin inbound processing on Monday, Oct. 5. You will not see ballot statuses change until then, and this will have a backlog as well. Check your ballot status periodically and watch this website for when to take action if your ballot has not been received.

I have my absentee ballot, but would like to vote in-person instead.

You must cast your ballot that you received in the mail. On Oct. 1 the drop boxes will be installed and ready. You can, of course, drop it in the mail as well.

 

How to vote with your absentee ballot

 

Lextran

All ballot drop boxes and most in-person voting locations are accessible on Lextran routes. All rides are currently free and are anticipated to remain free through the election. COVID-19 safety procedures remain in place. You must wear a mask on board all buses. Visit the Lextran website for route information. 

Wheels riders are eligible to schedule rides to polling locations and should contact Wheels Dispatch at (859) 233-3433.

 

 

Commission for People with Disabilities 2020 Voting

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Ballot processing

The Ballot Processing Committee will meet daily, starting at 8:30 a.m. They will not necessarily be in session all day every day, depending on ballots received. 

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