FRANKFORT - Voters across Kentucky have begun casting ballots in what is an historic primary election with more races on the ballot than at any time in Kentucky's history. While not all Kentuckians can head to the polls before Election Day, Kentucky law does provide opportunities for some voters to cast absentee ballots before the May 16 election.
"Kentucky law provides Kentucky voters with ample opportunities to cast a ballot," said Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson, the chief election officer of the Commonwealth. "I hope that all citizens will plan for Election Day accordingly, and if they need to cast an absentee ballot, will take the appropriate steps to do so."
Most county clerks' offices across the Commonwealth have already begun in-house absentee voting, where voters actually vote on voting machines similar to those used on Election Day. All county clerks' offices must allow in-house absentee voting at least 12 working days before Election Day. The actual start date for this voting may vary depending on whether the office opens on Saturdays. Voters will have until May 15 to cast an in-house absentee ballot.