Richmond Office

101 W. Main St. 

Richmond, KY 40475

(859) 624-4703

8a.m. - 4:30p.m.

Berea Office

304 Chestnut St. 

Berea, KY 40403

(859) 986-1460

8a.m. - 4:30p.m.

Absentee Voter Information

Kentucky registered voters may vote at the precinct in which they are assigned, on Election Day or, if eligible, may cast an absentee ballot by mail or walk-in at the county clerk's office prior to Election Day. Kentucky law does not provide for early voting or unexcused absentee voting.

 

You must fulfill one of the following criteria to be eligible to vote absentee:

  • you are a voter who will be out of the county on the day of the election. 

  • you are a voter whose employment location requires you to be absent from the county all hours and all days on Election Day

  • you are a military personnel confined to a military base or are overseas on Election Day

  • you are a student or resident who temporarily reside outside of the county 

  • you are voter or spouse of a voter who has surgery scheduled that will require hospitalization on Election Day

  • you are unable to go to the polls on Election Day due to age, disability , or illness

  • you are a pregnant woman in your third trimester

  • you are a precinct officer appointed to serve in a precinct location other than their own 

  • you are a Deputy County Clerk 

  • you are a county or state Board of Elections staff

General Absentee Information 

The Federal Write-In Absentee ballot is for use by service members, their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction and U.S. citizens residing overseas. These ballots can be used as a backup when you are living outside your voting residence, have applied for a regular State ballot through the Federal post Card Application (FPCA) and have not received the requested State ballot in time to vote by the election deadline.

Criteria for voters eligible to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot:

  • a member of the Uniformed Services on active duty, or an eligible spouse or dependent

  • a U.S. citizen temporarily residing outside the U.S.

  • A U.S. citizen overseas by viture of employment or accompanying spouse or dependent

  • other U.S. citizen residing outside the U.S.

Military & Overseas Voters-Federal Post Card Application 

In case of a medical emergency within 14 days of an election, a registered voter and the registered voter's spouse may apply for an absentee ballot. The application shall state that the emergency condition occurred within the 14 day period. 

Medical Emergency Ballots 

For more information about absentee voting, please call our Election Center at (859) 624-4703 (Option 2)