Requested your ballot yet? If not, go to June 15 deadline | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Requested your ballot yet? If not, go to June 15 deadline

The primary election matters. When we vote, we’re choosing what kind of Kentucky we want to call home.

Most voting in the primary election will be by mail this election so we can keep each other safe. But this process is new, and we need to spread the word about how it works.

Every registered voter in Kentucky is encouraged to vote by mail, and you can request a ballot at This is the easiest way to get a mail-in ballot.  For people having trouble with that website address, here's a direct link.

Go ahead and request your ballot today while you’re thinking about it and encourage others to do the same!

June 15 at 11:59 p.m. is the deadline to request mail ballots.

When you get your ballot, go ahead and fill it out and return it right away.  You can use to learn more about candidates and their stances.

Your filled out ballot must be postmarked no later than June 23 and received by June 27 (but earlier is better!). Read the directions on your ballot carefully and follow all the instructions including signing both envelopes (this is important - your vote will not count if the envelopes are missing signatures). Postage on ballots is already paid.  There also will be local drop boxes at limited locations if you'd prefer to drop off your ballot (your county clerk can tell you where).

If you want to know the status of your ballot request, you can visit here.  This system is a little new and has a few problems, though.  You have to enter your name exactly how it appears on your voter registration on the first page.  If you get a "request does not exist" response at the end, go back to the beginning and type your name exactly how it appears on that last page.  For Fayette County voters, your ballot request date will show accurately on here, but other dates won't show up.  They're working on the system to improve it now.

There are additionally ways to vote in peson in each county by appointment before Election Day or at a limited number of voting locations on Election Day (usually just one per county).  Your local County Clerk can give you more information about that, but we really recommend everyone vote by mail so workers don't get overwhelmed on Election Day.

152,000 Kentuckians with felonies in their past recently won the right to vote again. You can find out if you're one of them at

If you want, you can also volunteer with KFTC to make phone calls to voters, join our social media hype team, or just join workshops to learn more at

If you have questions, you can also reach out to KFTC's Democracy Organizer Dave Newton at 859-420-8919.

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Vote by mail workflow graphic compliments of Seun Erinle.