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

General Election Registration Deadline

Monday, October 5, 2020 – no later than 4:00 p.m. local time


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?

You may register to vote in Kentucky as a 17-year-old if you will be 18 years old ON or by the next General Election, which will be November 3, 2020.

Deadline to register, update and/or check your registration is:

4 PM on Monday, October 5, 2020.

If a person will be 18 years of age ON or before the General Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 3), he/she must register now to be able to vote in this election.


List of candidates for Federal and Statewide races:

Sample ballots will be available about four weeks prior to the election from your County Clerk’s office.

In Louisville:


Vote by one of three ways:

1) In-person before Election Day; locations to be determined.

Tuesday, Oct. 13 – Monday, Nov. 2

During regular business hours, and at least four hours on Saturdays, Oct. 17, 24 and 31. Voters who feel safe voting in person are encouraged to do so before November 3, to ensure that appropriate social distancing can be maintained.

2) In-person on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3.  Polls open at 6 AM and close at 6 PM.  If you are in line at 6 PM, you are allowed to vote.

3 By absentee ballot; to be returned by mail or ballot drop boxes, locations to be finalized.


Mailed in Absentee Ballots

Anyone can request an absentee ballot for this election.  Apply at:

The deadline to apply online for an Absentee ballot is Friday, October 9, 2020 no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT.

The actual ballot is mailed to the voter.  NOTE the ballot has specific requirements of where to sign, fold, etc.  Read VERY carefully.  Statewide, over 15,000 absentee ballots were rejected because of error; in Louisville, 8381 ballots were rejected, most because of no voter signature.


For more information:

Jefferson County Election Center

Tel: 502.574.6100   Fax: 502.574.5014

Kentucky Board of Elections

Tel: 502-573-7100   Fax: 502-573-4369


If you believe that your right to vote has been violated, contact any 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

Louisville Branch NAACP (502) 776-7608






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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