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Registration Books Close 28 Days Before Each Election 

You must be registered in the county where you live prior to that time in order to vote on Election Day. In order to register to vote, you must be:

  • a U.S. citizen and,

  • a Kentucky resident

  • at least 18 years of age on or before the date of the next General Election

  • not be a convicted felon; or if you have been convicted of a felony, your rights must have been restored by an executive pardon

  • must not have been judged mentally incompetent in a court of law. 

  • must not claim the right to vote anywhere outside of Kentucky

Election Day

How to Register to Vote:

You may register to vote or update your registration information :

​In Person at 

  • Madison County Clerk's Office

  • Driver's License Office, or

  • Armed Forces Recruitment Offices

  • K-TAP 

  • Food Stamps

  • Medicaid

  • WIC, and 

  • State Funded Offices serving those with disabilities 

By Mail using

  • the Kentucky mail-in voter registration form

  • the Federal Post Card Application if you are a member of the military, their dependent, or a citizen living overseas

Online Registration 

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How to Change Your Party:

Kentucky has closed party Primary Elections, which means you must register as a Democrat or a Republican to be eligible to vote in that party's Primary in May. 

If you choose to register with a political group or organization, or as an Independent, you cannot vote in the party primaries, but you may vote in all non-partisan primaries. These races include:

  • City Mayor

  • City Commissioners

  • City Councilman

  • School Board

  • Soil and Water Conservation, and

  • all Judicial Offices


You may change your political affiliation between the Primary and December 31st,  to be eligible to vote in you new party's next Primary Election. If you change your affiliation anytime between January 1st and the Primary Election date, you will only be able to vote in the non-partisan races. 

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