FRANKFORT — Oct. 6 is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reminded eligible Kentuckians on Monday.
County clerks' offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business on that date, she said in a statement. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by Oct. 6.
Under the Military Heroes Voting Initiative, new legislation proposed by Grimes, qualified military and overseas voters may now register to vote and update their registration information electronically. The application, along with other resources for military and overseas voters, is available at Elect.ky.gov.
Voters who have recently moved must update their voter registration information no later than Oct. 6. Kentucky residents who move from one county to another county while the voter registration books are open and fail to update their registration information are not permitted to vote in the election.
Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault can register and update their registration while keeping their names and addresses out of publicly available voter records.
You can check your current registration status on the Voter Information Center, https://vr.sos.ky.gov/vic/. To obtain a registration card or for more information about registering to vote, go to Elect.ky.gov or contact your county clerk or the State Board of Elections at (502) 573-7100.