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Kentucky Primary 2020 voter guide: How to register, get an absentee ballot and where to get election results

The 2020 Primary election is June 23. The deadline to register to vote in the Primary Election is May 26, no later than 4:00 p.m. EST.

FRANKFORT, Ky. — There's no question the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live day to day. The restrictions and guidelines to stop the spread are also changing how we will vote in the Kentucky Primary.

Gov. Andy Beshear and Secretary of State Michael Adams reached an agreement on April 27, saying registered voters in Kentucky can vote by mail through an absentee ballot due to COVID-19.

How to get an absentee ballot

Absentee ballots can only be obtained online portal. You must be a registered voter. the porter closes on Monday, June 15.


Or contac the clerk's office:

In-person:  Walnut Street, Frankfort, Ky.

By phone: 502-573-7100 or 1-800-246-1399

The 2020 primary election is June 23. The deadline to register to vote is May 26 at 4 p.m.

Absentee Ballots for Military/Overseas Kentuckians

Kentucky voters who are in any United States military branch can vote via absentee ballot. Click on military voter to get that information.


How to vote in the Kentucky Primary

  • Be a registered Kentucky voter
  • Vote in-person (scheduled to start June 8)
  • Cast an absentee ballot from your precinct area that will come to you in the mail

You can register to vote online through the Board of Elections website.

Precinct location and legislative districts

Registered voters in Kentucky can obtain information about their precinct location and legislative districts by using the State Board of Elections Voter Information Center. Click on Voter Information to access.

Voter Tools

  • Look up your polling site location by clicking HERE
  • Find out about absentee voting search by clicking HERE
  • If you have any questions about voting, please contact the Kentucky State Board of Elections at 502-573-7100 or 1-800-246-1399. 

Election Results

There are six ways to get election results on WHAS11:

  1. Download the WHAS11 App: Apple | Android
  2. Text the word RESULTS to 502-582-7290 the night of the election
  3. Click on the Election Results tab on the WHAS11 News site
  4. Check the WHAS11 Facebook page
  5. Check the WHAS11 Twitter page
  6. Watch WHAS11 News throughout the night for updates