How to vote for Bernie Sanders in Kentucky

Register By

April 20 (Monday)

Primary On

May 19 (Tuesday)

Kentucky Primary: May 19, 2020

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Kentucky Voter Information

Get Registered

Kentucky has closed primaries — Kentuckians must register as democrat to vote for Bernie!

Register as a democrat now!

In Kentucky, you must be affiliated as a democrat by December 31, 2019, which is before the registration deadline!

You must be registered by April 20, 2020.

Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.

Go Vote!

Vote on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 from 6:00AM – 6:00PM, find your polling place here:

Most early voting, mail-in, and absentee dates, and deadlines are per county. To find your local county elections board go here:

Check out the Official Kentucky 2020 Election Calendar here:

For more help call the Kentucky Voter hotline at: (800) 328-8683

Id Requirement

All voters must produce identification or be known by a precinct officer prior to voting. Acceptable types of ID are personal acquaintance of precinct officer, driver’s license, Social Security card, county issued identification card approved in writing by the State Board of Elections, U.S. government-issued identification card, Kentucky state government-issued identification card with picture, credit card, or another form of ID containing both picture and signature.

More info here:

Voter Workplace Protection

If you are working on Election Day, you may be entitled to a maximum of four consecutive hours off from work in order to vote or cast an absentee ballot if you make a request for time off with your employer.

Your employer may specify the hours you may take leave to cast a ballot.

Early Voting

Vote Early in Kentucky! Kentuckians can vote in-person before election day! If you'll be out of town on May 19 or simply find it more convenient, vote early!

Early voting in Kentucky begins March 30 and ends on May 19.

Deadline for printing of regular and absentee ballots for primary
(50 days before primary). 3/30/20

Request an absentee ballot from your local county clerk here:

More info on absentee voting here:

Only 17?

You may still vote in Kentucky's primaries if you will be 18 years old by November 3, 2020.

College Students

If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!

Military/Overseas Voters

If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.

Become a Delegate for Bernie

Willing to go the extra mile to help Bernie get elected? We need 2,373 Bernie supporters to become a Delegate, travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and cast their vote for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Interested?

How to become a delegate in Kentucky

Kentucky has 60 delegates  

  • 36 district
  • 12 at large
  • 6 Pledged PLEOs
  • 6 Superdelegates

Superdelegates: Rep. John A. Yarmuth, Cassie Chambers Armstrong, Susanna French, Charlotte Lundergan, Ben Self, Nathan Gene Smith

Important dates:

Deadline to file to become a District, At Large or PLEO delegate: May 8, 2020

Primary: May 19, 2020

County/Legislative Conventions: May 23, 2020

District and State Conventions in Louisville: June 6, 2020

Kentucky Delegate Selection Plan Draft June

District Delegates (30) 

  • Make sure you are a registered Democrat
  • Determine the congressional district where you are registered
  • File a Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support during the filing period from February 2, 2020 to May 8, 2020 to get on the County Convention ballot.
  • File in person at Kentucky Democratic Party, 190 Democrat Drive, Frankfort, KY 40602, by mail PO Box 694, Frankfort, KY 40602, by Fax 502-470-7353 or by email [email protected]
  • Start organizing your friends and supporters to vote for you.
  • Show up with your supporters to vote in the May 23, 2020 County/Legislative Conventions. All Democratic voters are eligible to attend and vote for the District Delegate candidates that filed bY May 8, 2020.
  • District Delegates are elected at 10 am on June 6, 2020 at the District and State Conventions in Louisville.

At Large Delegates (10) At Large Alternate Delegates (4)

  • If you did not get elected as a District delegate you can try to become an At Large Delegate or an Alternate delegate.
  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support by May 8, 2020.
  • File in person at Kentucky Democratic Party, 190 Democrat Drive, Frankfort, KY 40602, by mail PO Box 694, Frankfort, KY 40602 or by email [email protected]
  • At-Large and Alternate delegates are elected by the State Central Executive Committee on June 6, 2020 at the State Convention
  • State Central Executive Committee members are elected at an open meeting on June 6, 2020 at 5pm after the convention. Bernie supporters can and should try to get on this committee, there are 9 state at large members

PLEO Delegates (6)

You have to be eligible to be a PLEO delegate. PLEOs are eligible according to the following priority: big city mayors and state-wide elected officials (to be given equal consideration); state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders. Help Bernie by encouraging qualified Bernie supporting people to file to become PLEO delegates.

  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support by May 8, 2020.
  • File in person at Kentucky Democratic Party, 190 Democrat Drive, Frankfort, KY 40602, by mail PO Box 694, Frankfort, KY 40602 or by email [email protected]
  • PLEO delegates are nominated from the list of PLEOs and elected by a quorum of Kentucky’s National Convention Delegates on June 6, 2020 State Convention

Standing Committee (6) and Delegation Chair

6 Standing Committee members (2 each on the Credentials, Platform and Rules committees) and the Delegation Chair are elected by a quorum of Kentucky’s National Convention Delegates on June 6, 2020. You don’t have to be a delegate or alternate to be elected.

Convention Pages (2)

Convention Pages are selected by the State Democratic Chair on June 6, 2020.

If you have questions contact the Kentucky Democratic Party.

More Information

If you have any questions about voting in Kentucky you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.

Find local Bernie supporters and get help from /r/KentuckyForSanders

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