Election Update for the November 3 General Election

Because of the global Covid-19 pandemic, Frankfort has changed some aspects of the election process. Every registered voter in the State of Kentucky is eligible to apply for an absentee ballot. The State Board of Elections will have an online portal available until October 9. Go to www.GoVoteKY.com to access this portal. The voter will go through a series of online prompts to identify themselves using date of birth and social security number. They will use their driver’s license number to sign or sign digitally using an I-pad or other device. A ballot will then be mailed to the voter with a prepaid postage envelope to return to our office. Please read the instructions carefully as a signature is required on each envelope. Once you have applied for a ballot the voter will be able to track the location of their ballot on the same online portal.

Ballots will not be mailed out until the end of September.

If you would rather not mail the ballot back, we will have a secure drop box outside the Campbell County Administration Building at 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport and another outside our office at 8330 West Main Street, Alexandria. These boxes will be available after October 1.

From October 13, 2020 to November 2, 2020 in-person absentee voting will be available for any voter during regular business hours of 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday and Saturday, October 17, October 24 and October 31 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Campbell County Administration Building, 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport.

There will still be an election day on Tuesday, November 3. Most of our regular polling locations will be open. Click here to see polling locations.   

To check and see if you are registered to vote go to www.GoVoteKY.com. The deadline to register for the General Election is Monday, October 5, 2020.

If you have any questions please contact our election office at 859 292-3885.

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 this web site.

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.

If you have any questions call the Election Office at (859) 292-3885 ext 0.

Other places where cards or forms are available are:

Circuit Clerk’s Office (Drivers Licensing) -When applying for or renewing 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 prospective member of armed forces
High School students may register at school
Federal mail-in registration form
All Campbell County Libraries
Voter registration or changes must be made no later than 28 days prior to each election.

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