About this state

Did you know that most of the country thinks that Kentucky bluegrass is blue? Well, you know that's not true but you know what can be? KENTUCKY ON THE ELECTORAL MAP! Put down that bourbon and saddle up, because we got the great "Democracy Derby" coming up this November. (The election, duh.) Kentucky will have two main elections in 2022. Its primary election will take place on May 17, and the general will be held on November 8. Here's everything you need to know so that you are prepped and ready for the race, fancy hat and all! (Source: Ballot Ready)


Key Dates

Apr 18

Primary Voter Registration Deadline

May 3

Primary Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

May 12 – May 14

Primary Early Voting

May 17

Primary Election

Nov 3

General Election

Kentucky Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    Go to We're working with to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

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  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Sadly, no. So do it now! Then reward yourself with a cookie.

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  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    Yes. Only registered members of a political party have the right to vote in that party's primary, and voters must be formally registered with that party prior to election day.

  • Can I vote by mail?

    Lol no. If you need to vote absentee, go here to find out how to get one.

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  • Can I vote early?

    Yes! Early voting is available from May 12th-May 14th.

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  • Do I need an ID?

    Unless you're best friends with the election officer who can identify you personally, then yes, yes you do. A driver's license, social security card, Kentucky County ID card, a credit card, or any ID card with your picture and signature will work. Get the details from VoteRiders.

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what's new in Kentucky voting since 2020

There are some new voting laws in Kentucky! Here's what you need to know. First, the deadline to request an absentee ballot has changed. All absentee ballot requests must be received 14 days before election day (one week earlier than in previous elections). Second, early voting is now available to all Kentucky voters! Voters may vote in-person absentee on the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday before an election. This is available to all voters, whereas in past elections, voters had to have a specific excuse to cast their ballot early.

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