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How to Vote in the 2019 Primary Elections in Lexington

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The 2019 Lexington Primary Elections is approaching. These elections will feature Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and more. When is election day? Where can people vote?

Elections are held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Here are a few simple steps that can help make sure you’re ready to cast your vote.

Elections: a button that is blue, red, and white that says voteWhen are the polls open?

Polls are open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. If you are in line at 6:00 pm, you will be allowed to vote.

Where do I vote?

Your polling precinct is based on your current residence. You can find your local precinct online at GoVoteKy.com

Am I allowed time off from work to vote?

If you are working on Election Day, you may be entitled to a maximum of three consecutive hours off from work in order to vote or cast an absentee ballot if you make a request for time off with your employer.

Do I need to take anything with me when I go to the polls?

You will need to show identification before voting. Kentucky law requires one of the following forms of identification:

  • driver’s license
  • social security card
  • credit card
  • any identification card with both your picture and your signature
  • any U.S. government-issued identification card
  • any Kentucky state government-issued identification card with your picture
  • personal acquaintance with one of the election officers in your precinct
Can I still register to vote in the Primary Elections?

No, the last day to register to vote online or in-person was April 22, 2019. The deadline to return completed absentee ballot is May 21, 2019 at 6 pm.

USA presidential elections day and voting concept with american flag on background.To be eligible to vote, Kentuckians must:
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be a Kentucky resident for at least 28 days before Election Day.
  • Be at least 18 years old on or before the General Election.
  • Not be a convicted felon, or if convicted of a felony offense,
    must have obtained a restoration of civil rights.
  • Not have been adjudged “mentally incompetent.”
  • Not claim the right to vote anywhere outside Kentucky.
How do confirm that I’m registered to vote?

If you would like to confirm your registration status, contact your county clerk’s office. In Fayette County, citizens can access their status online at www.fayettecountyclerk.com/web/elections/verifyvoter.htm

Can I buy alcohol on Election Day?

Yes, in 2013 Kentucky General Assembly approved a bill that allowed people in Kentucky to buy and sell alcohol on Election Day. Before, Kentucky had been one of few states that banned the buying and selling of alcohol while polls were open on primary and general election days. Businesses with valid ABC licenses may now stay open and sell alcoholic beverages while the polls are open.

Don’t forget you can obtain election results in near-real time after the polls have closed by visiting www.elect.ky.gov.

Candidates are:

  • Governor and Lieutenant Governor
    • Robert Goforth/Michael T. Hogan
    • Ike Lawrence/James Anthony Rose
    • William E. Woods/Justin B. Miller
    • Matthew G. Bevin/ Ralph A. Alvarado
    • Andy Beshear/Jacqueline Coleman
    • Adam H. Edelen/Gill Holland
    • Geoffrey M “Geoff” Young/Joshua N.”Josh” French
    • Rocky Adkins/Stephanie Horne
  • Secretary of State
    • Andrew English
    • Stephen L. Knipper
    • Carl Nett
    • Michael G. Adams
    • Jason Griffith
    • Heather French Henry
    • Geoff Sebesta
    • Jason S. Belcher
  • Attorney General
    • Wil Schroder
    • Daniel Cameron
  • Auditor of Public Accounts
    • Drew Curtis
    • Sheri Donahue
    • Chris Tobe
    • Kelsey Hayes Coots
  • State Treasurer
    • Josh Mers
    • Michael Bowman
  • Commissioner of Agriculture
    • Ryan F. Quarles
    • Bill Polyniak
    • Joe Trigg
    • Robert Haley Conway
  • Nonpartisan Judicial Circuit Judge – 22nd Judicial Circuit Division 4
    • John Reynolds
    • Julie Muth Goodman
    • Todd S. Page
    • Thomas “Tommy” Todd
    • Steven Stadler




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