You have a constitutional right to vote in your elected leaders. Here at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office we plan on providing you with everything you need to do that!

Voter Registration Information

Last day to register for Primary Election: April 22 at 4:00PM

Residents may register to vote if they meet the following requirements.

– You must be a U. S. citizen and a Kentucky resident for at least 28 days.
– You must be 18 years of age by the date of the next general election which is held on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November.
– You are eligible to register and vote in the May primary election if you will be 18 before the general election, but not eligible to vote in
Special Elections.
– You cannot be a convicted felon. If you have been convicted of a felony, you must have your civil rights restored before registering.
– You must not have been judged mentally incompetent in a court of law.
– You must not claim the right to vote outside the State of Kentucky.

If you meet the above requirements, you may register to vote by completing a voter registration card and submitting it to the County Clerk’s Office.
You may contact the Clerks’ Office and have a card mailed to you or you may download a copy from the State Board of Elections website.

Each voter must designate a party affiliation in order to register to vote. Party designations accepted in Kentucky are Democrat, Republican or Other. Since Kentucky conducts closed party primaries, you must be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in that party’s primary election. If you are registered as “Other”, you are eligible to vote for only nonpartisan offices (judicial, city commission, school board) in any primary election. You may vote for any candidate in all general elections.

Note: You may change your political party affiliation at any time after the May Primary but before December 31st to remain eligible to vote in the following primary election.

Other places where cards or forms are available are:

– Circuit Clerk’s Office (Drivers Licensing) -When applying for or renewing a driver’s license will generate cards or applications that update a voter’s registration.
– KTAP (Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program), Food Stamps, WIC, Medicaid recipients through these agencies.
– Armed Forces Recruitment Offices, if you are a prospective member of armed forces.
– High School students may register at school.
– Federal mail-in registration form.

Voter registration or changes must be made no later than 28 days prior to each election.

After your registration is processed, you will receive a notification listing your address and the location of your polling place.

There are four ways for Kentucky voters to cast their ballot:

Mail-in Absentee Ballot – Saturday, April 6 – online mail-in absentee request portal to open (45 days before election)
Tuesday, May 7 – online mail-in absentee request portal to close (14 days before the election) at 11:50PM

Ballots for the May 2024 Primary may be returned by mail, or to the secure drop box located outside the LaRue County Courthouse during normal business hours of 8:00AM-4:00PM, Monday-Friday. Ballots must be received in the clerk’s office by May 21, 2024 at 6:00PM.

In-Person Excuse Absentee – May 8-10 and 13-15, 2024, 8:00AM-4:00PM in County Clerk’s Office
In-Person No Excuse Absentee – May 16-18, 2024, 8:00AM-4:00PM in County Clerk’s Office
Election Day – Tuesday May 21, 2024. Polls open 6:00AM-6:00PM.

To register to vote go to elect.ky.gov

Military or Overseas Voters

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) created special provisions for absent uniformed services and overseas citizens to vote by mail in primary, general, and special elections for federal offices; and to allow these individuals to use a federal write-in absentee ballot (FWAB) in the general election for federal offices.
To learn if you qualify and more please visit: elect.ky.gov/Voters/Pages/Military-or-Overseas-Voters.aspx

Absentee & Early Voting Information

Mail-In Absentee April 6 – May 7, 2024
Ballots may be requested by:
govote.ky.gov or calling the Clerk’s Office at (606) 663-6444. Ballots may be returned by mail or brought to the Clerk’s Office and placed in the drop box located inside the Clerk’s Office.

In-Person Excused Absentee Voting May 8-10 and 13-15 (No voting on Saturday & Sunday)
Eligibility Requirements for Excused Voting are:
•Student who resides temporarily outside of his/her county
• Voter or voters spouse who has surgery/hospitalization scheduled during Early Voting & Election Day
• Member of the armed forces or dependent
• KY Voter who is a uniformed service voter confined to a military base
• In last trimester of pregnancy
• Voter who temporarily resides outside the state but is still eligible to vote in KY
• Age, Disability or Illness
• Voter who is employed and scheduled to work/commute during all no excuse voting.

3 Day Early Voting
May 16-18, 2024, 8:00AM-4:00PM in County Clerk’s Office

Election Day Tuesday May 21, 2024. Polls open 6:00AM-6:00PM.

Voter Process for All In – Person voting: (Election Day, Early Voting and Excused Absentee)

* Bring your required Identification

* Have your ID ready, Driver’s Licenses are the most efficient method to scan

* Election Officers verify your identity and you will be issued to a paper ballot, voters with disabilites may use a ADA ballott marking device which prints a paper ballot to be scanned.

* You will mark your ballot and cast your vote!

Additional Information

County Board Of Elections Meetings

– October 17th @ 10:00AM
at the Old School Market in Magnolia, KY

– November 7th @ 5:00PM
at the LaRue County Courthouse

– December 14th @ 10:00AM
at the LaRue County Courthouse

Paper Ballots
Voters unable to get to the polls on Election Day are eligible to vote by paper absentee ballot. You must meet one of the following

– Due to advanced age, disability, illness, or medical emergency
– You are a member of the Armed forces
– You are a dependent of a member of the Armed forces
– You are a student attending school outside the county of your voter registration
– You temporarily reside outside the state but are still eligible to vote in Kentucky
– You are incarcerated in jail and have been charged but not convicted of a crime

You may request an application for the paper ballot in person, by mail, by phone, or by fax.

The application must be completed & mailed to the County Clerk prior to 7 days before the election. Once the Clerk receives the application,
the paper ballot will be sent to the voter. Please allow ample time for your ballot to be returned to you & to be mailed back to the clerk to
be received by 6 P.M. on Election Day.

Voting by Absentee Machine
If you are going to be out of town on Election Day and you do not qualify for a paper ballot, you may vote on an absentee machine in the
County Clerk’s office at least 12 days prior to the election.

State Board of Elections
140 Walnut Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 573-7100 – Office
(502) 573-7100 – TTD
(502) 573-4369 – Fax

Registry of Election Finance
140 Walnut Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 573-2226 – Office
(502) 573-5622 – Fax

Secretary of State
700 Capitol Avenue Suite 152
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-3490 – Office
(502) 564-3490 – TTY/TTD
(502) 564-4075 – Fax

Republican Party of Kentucky
105 West Third Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 875-5130 – Office
(502) 223-5625 – Fax

Kentucky Democratic Party
260 Democratic Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 695-4828 – Office
(502) 695-7629 – Fax

Voting Locations

Vote CenterFirst Baptist Church in Hodgenville
Magnolia/ Mt ShermanOld Magnolia School
LyonsRolling Fork Christian Church
UptonUpton Graphics

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