Kentuckians have until April 21 to register to vote in May 20 primary

jbrammer@herald-leader.comApril 7, 2014 

Debra Whorley left after voting in the Warfield Precinct at Arlington Elementary on North Limestone in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, November, 08, 2011. Charles Bertram | Staff

Kentuckians have until April 21 to register to vote in the May 20 primary election.

In a reminder Monday, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said county clerks' offices in the state will accept voter registration cards until the close of business April 21. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by that date.

To be eligible to vote, a person must be a U.S. citizen, must be a Kentucky resident for at least 28 days before election day and must be at least 18 years old by the date of the next general election, which is Nov. 4. If convicted of a felony, a person must have obtained a restoration of civil rights.

Voters who have recently moved also need to update their voter registration information by April 21. People who move from one county to another without updating their information are not permitted to vote in the primary, Grimes said.

Changes in party affiliation for the 2014 primary election were due by Dec. 31. Voters who changed their party affiliation after that date are not eligible to vote in partisan races in the primary, although they may vote in nonpartisan races on the May ballot.

You can check your registration status at the Voter Information Center,

To obtain a registration card or for more information about registering to vote, go to or contact your county clerk or the State Board of Elections at (502) 573-7100.

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