Kentucky Election Law

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Voter Registration

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
MethodBy mail and in person at County Clerk's OfficeNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
DeadlineTwenty-eight (28) days prior to election. No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
AutomaticNoNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Same DayNoNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Application

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ExcuseOver 65
Incarcerated but not yet convicted.
Work
No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
AutomaticNoAbsentee ballot application sent to all registered voters. No Legislative Activity
Deadline6:00 PM on election dayNo Change HB574 (pg. 27)

PASSED


Requires absentee ballot requests to be made through an online portal (with some exceptions) which closes 14 days before Election Day.
Valid for X# of CyclesSame cycle onlyNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Return (other than by mail)

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Voter IDSignature VerificationNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
In PersonYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Drop BoxNot mentionedNo ChangesHB574 (pg. 38)

PASSED



Requires a minimum of one ballot drop box per county and establishes regulatory language regarding drop boxes.
Return Deadline6:00 PM on Election DayNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Ballot Harvesting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ProhibitedNoNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Limited 3rd PartyTo be identified by voter and affidavit signed by the third party. No Change HB574

PASSED


Only allowed of family members, household residents, and caregivers of the ill.
Paid Political OperativesNoNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Early Voting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
By MailYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
In PersonYesNo Change No Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - Absentee Ballot

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Signature VerificationYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Witness StatementNoNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Other---
Cure ProcessNo cure process mentionedNo ChangeHB574 (pg. 15)

PASSED


Establishes cure process for absentee ballot signatures.

Voter Identification - In Person

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Photo IDRequiredNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Other OptionsA precinct officer may vouch for a voter's identityNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Provisional BallotsNot providedNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Voting Day

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Hours6:00 AM to 6:00 PMNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Wait TimeNot mentionedNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Electioneering100 FeetNo ChangeHB574 (pg. 67)

PASSED



Extends 100 feet electioneering restriction to mail-in absentee drop-boxes and drop-receptacles.
Other---

Voter Rolls

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Update FrequencyNinety (90) days prior to any election.No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Voter RemovalAccording to NVRANo ChangeHB574 (pg. 10)

PASSED


Requires removal of voters who have moved out-of-state within five days of receiving notification of registration in the new state.