No matter whose side you’re on, this election is too important not to be a part of it. Your vote could make the difference – and the younger you are, the more you have at stake!

General Election Date

November 3, 2020


Kentucky conducts closed primaries. Under Kentucky law, all persons who want to vote in the Democratic or Republican Parties’ Primary Election must have changed their party affiliation by December 31, 2019.

Only 17?

If you have register to vote in Kentucky as a 17-year-old because you will be 18 years old ON or by Tuesday, November 3, 2020, you can vote early as of October 13 at any of the early voting sites, even though you are still 17

Poll Workers Giving out wrong ballots to voters!

Check to make sure you have gotten the correct ballot before you vote, whether by mail in or in person.  Sample ballots for Louisville:

If you think you may have gotten the wrong ballot (i.e. wrong precinct), call Kentucky State Board of Elections, (502) 573-7100)

 Rides to the Polls (to vote OR to drop off your absentee ballot):

Non-profit groups and some political campaigns are providing rides to the polls, via buses, vans, Lyft.  Contact Louisville Urban League or your political party for more information on what groups are providing rides.

For a ride from the Louisville Urban League, call 502.354.8601 and leave a message or sign up at

If you would like to drive people to the polls, sign up at:

Masks are needed for drivers and passengers.  Please drop off a box or two at the Urban League, 1535 W Broadway, Louisville KY  40203.  (or Amazon a box or two to them!)

Questions about voting, contact:

County Clerk’s office or the Kentucky State Board of Elections (502.573.7100)

National Council of Jewish Women, Louisville Section at 502.458.5566 (leave a message) or email:

VoteNowKY, email:

Still can get an Absentee Ballot; How to deal with Poll issues

If you did not request an absentee ballot, and now need one because of being quarantined or another medical reason, you can apply for a “medical absentee ballot” by calling your county clerk through November 3.

In Louisville, call 502.574.6100 to give them your information over the phone.

The ballot can be picked up by any designated person; in Louisville at the County Clerks’ office at 7th and Ormsby.

After properly filled out and signed by the voter, the ballot is returned to the county clerk’s office, mailed or put in one of the inside drop boxes at the various voting locations.

To check on the status of your absentee ballot:

All mail-in ballots have been mailed out; if a person has not received their ballot, call the County Clerk’s office.

If you are denied a ballot at the polls, request to have an immediate hearing before your county board of elections.  Any decision of the county board of elections can be immediately appealed to a circuit court judge.  Do not leave the poll without a hearing.  If you are offered a “Provisional Ballot”, please note that ballot will be only for federal officers, i.e. President, U.S. Senator and U.S. House.

Vote by one of three ways:

1) By absentee ballot.  The Ballot is returned by mail (postage is prepaid) or at various official ballot drop boxes that are INSIDE ONLY the designated voting locations.  If mailing, please take your ballot inside a U.S. Post Office, and not in an outside mailbox.  Vote early so that if there is a problem with your ballot, the County Clerk can notify you to correct the ballot.


2)  In-person early before Election Day.  Now until Monday, Nov. 2, and Saturdays, October 31.  In Louisville, four locations; anyone can vote at any one of these sites.  8:30 AM- 4:30 PM  Parking is free.

Kentucky Exposition Center 937 Phillips Lane Fairgrounds North Wing (shuttles are available in the parking lots)

KFC Yum! Center Foyer Main & 2nd Streets

Kentucky Center for African American Heritage 1701 West Muhammad Ali Blvd

Louisville Marriott East 1903 Embassy Square Blvd. Commonwealth Ballroom

Sites and times for other Kentucky counties can be found at

3) In-person on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3.  Polls open at 6 AM and close at 6 PM.  Anyone can vote at any one of the election sites.  A photo ID is being required, although a person can sign a document explaining that they could not get one because of COVID-19 and vote.

If you are in line at 6 PM, you are allowed to vote.

Locations in Jefferson County at the above four locations and these schools:

Ballard High School, 6000 Brownsboro Road

Carter Duvalle Elementary School, 3600 Bohne Ave

Crosby Middle School, 303 Gatehouse Lane

Fairdale High School, 1001 Fairdale Road

Fern Creek High School, 9115 Fern Creek Road

Iroquois High School, 4615 Taylor Boulevard

Jeffersontown High School, 9600 Old Six Mile Ln

Meyzeek Middle School, 828 S. Jackson Street

Seneca High School, 3510 Goldsmith Lane

Shawnee High School, 4001 Herman Street

Southern High School, 8620 Preston Highway

St. Matthews Community Center, 310 Ten Pin Ln

Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 1501 Rangeland Rd

Valley High School, 10200 Dixie Highway

Waggener High School, 330 S. Hubbards Lane

Western High School, 2501 Rockford Lane


If you believe that your right to vote has been violated, contact any one of the following: Jefferson County Board of Elections (502) 574.6100

State Board of Elections (502) 573-7100

Attorney General’s Election Fraud Hotline (800) 328-8683

More Info:

Jefferson County Election Center 502.574.6100

Kentucky Board of Elections 502-573-7100   Fax: 502-573-4369

 VoteNowKY is a nonpartisan, nonprofit project, by the Coalition of Women’s Organizations and other supporting groups to encourage voter awareness and turnout.






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Updated information

as of October 24 2020

Vote Info Nov 3 General Oct 19 Website,


Kentucky Voter Information Portal

Kentucky Board of Elections

Tel: 502-573-7100 • Fax: 502-573-4369

Jefferson Co. Voter Locations & Sample Ballots

Jefferson Co. Election Center

Tel: 502-574-6100 • Fax: 502-574-5014

Find a Ride to the Polls

A. Philip Randolph Institute (502-774-4834) provides free rides or call your local party headquarters.


County Clerk/Board of Elections 502-574-6100
State Board of Elections 502-573-7100
Attorney General’s Election Fraud Hotline 800-328-8683
Louisville Branch NAACP 502-776-7608

About VoteNowKY

The Coalition of Women’s Organizations has come together in past years for numerous debates and forums, all with great success.  Now we want to tackle an issue we’re all concerned about – low voter turnout.  VoteNowKY is a citywide voter education drive that will blanket Jefferson County with information on voting, targeting those who don’t usually vote. 

Every voice needs to be heard, so let’s make it happen!

Coalition Members

Alpha Kappa Sorority, Eta Omega Chapter | American Association of University Women, Louisville Branch | Coalition of Labor Union Women, Derby City | Delta Sigma Theta | Junior League of Louisville | Louisville Chapter of The Links Inc. | Louisville Metro Office for Women | National Council of Jewish Women, Louisville Section | National Council of Negro Women | United Nations Association of the United States of America, Kentucky Division | Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County

Supporting Groups

Bellarmine University | Jewish Community Relations CouncilKentucky Civic Engagement Table | Simmons College of Kentucky | South Asian Women’s Association | Spalding University | University of Louisville Cultural Center