How to Vote in Kentucky

When and Where to Vote

Voting in Kentucky since the 1700s

Voting in Kentucky since the 1700s

Polls in Kentucky are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Click here to find your polling place. And remember, as long as you’re in line before the polls close, you have the right to cast your ballot.

What to Bring

In Kentucky, you may be required to show identification and/or proof of residence to cast your ballot. For a full list of acceptable forms of ID in Kentucky, click here, and when you get to the page, click “What to Bring.”

If Something Goes Wrong

Chances are, you won’t have any problems voting, but just in case you do, it’s important you are prepared. If your state has voter rolls and you’re not listed, the first thing to do is to make sure you’re at the right polling place. After you confirm that you are, you should demand a provisional ballot. Remember, your vote is your voice, and if you are an eligible, registered voter, you have the right to vote, whether or not a poll worker finds your name on the list or a political operative challenges your eligibility at the polls.
If you need legal help, you can call 1-866-OUR-VOTE toll-free. Report long lines or voting problems at or via Twitter with hashtag #OVLReport. If possible, use your phone to video the situation or interview the person affected and submit the video to, or post it to YouTube or Twitter tagged with #VideoTheVote.
If you’re voting on an electronic machine with a paper record, verify that the record is accurate.