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Voter Empowerment

Everything you need to know about tomorrow's (June 23) Kentucky election

First,  you don't actually have to wait until Election Day to vote!  If you haven't already voted, polls are open today and you can beat the lines and vote now.  Find your county's "in-person absentee" voting location here.

If you have your ballot but haven't mailed it back yet, please send it as soon as possible.  Sign and seal both envelopes (this is important - your vote will not count if the envelopes are missing signatures), read directions carefully, and get it postmarked June 23 at the latest.  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).

In-person voting options for the June 23 primary election

There are options for voting in person before or on Election Day (Tuesday, June 23) if you were unable to request a mail-in absentee ballot by the June 15 deadline.

First, if you were able to request a ballot, return it as soon as possible. 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). Mail it back (it is pre-addressed with postage paid) as soon as possible but it must be postmarked no later than June 23 and received by your county clerk by June 26. Or you can hand deliver it to the county clerk, usually to their courthouse office, no later than June 23.

If you requested but haven't yet received your ballot, or mailed it back in and want to make sure it's been received, you can check the status of your ballot 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 person 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. Allow for the possibility of long lines if you plan to voter in person on Election Day, and wear a mask.

You can use www.KentuckyElection.org to learn more about candidates and their stances.

June 2020 Primary Election Ballot graphic

Graphic illustration of process for requesting and voting by amil-in absentee ballot.

TODAY is the deadline to request your ballot to vote by mail (June 15 11:59 p.m.)

TODAY – June 15 –  is the Deadline to Request your Ballot to Vote By Mail. Requests have to be in by 11:59 p.m. 

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

Please go ahead and request your ballot today while you’re thinking about it, double check your request if you're still waiting for your ballot, and encourage others to do the same!

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

Major Push For Charles Booker Over The Weekend

104169386_2890009597776151_3285449781584475752_nKFTC and the New Power PAC have been pushing hard in recent days for Charles Booker who's really gaining steam.  We're putting up 25,000 door stickies all across the state, running phone banks, sending texts, and helping people share their stories online.

Booker won endorsements from the Courier Journal, Herald Leader, Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Matt Jones, and others in quick succession and is generally surging.  It's within our ability to win this race for a candidate we're deeply excited about.

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