Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding eligible Kentuckians the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 21 Primary Election is Monday, April 22.
Grimes says our elections should be determined by a majority of voters, not a minority, and registering to vote is the first step to having your voice heard on Election Day. She calls on all eligible Kentuckians to get registered by April 22 and then show up at the polls and vote on May 21.
Kentuckians can easily register and update their registration with GoVoteKY.com, the Commonwealth’s online voter portal. Grimes indicates county clerks’ offices throughout the state will accept online and paper applications until 4:00, local time, on the afternoon of the deadline. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 22.
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.
Minors who are 17-years old but will be 18-years old on or before the November 5, 2019 General Election are eligible to register and vote in the upcoming Primary.
State officials say voters who have recently moved need to update their voter registration information by no later than April 22, 2019.
Party affiliation changes for the 2019 Primary Election were due by December 31, 2018. Voters who changed their party affiliation after that date are not eligible to vote in partisan races in the Primary, although they may vote on nonpartisan races on the ballot. Voters who changed their party affiliation after December 31, 2018, may still vote for their candidate(s) of choice in the November General Election.
For any questions, contact your county clerk.