How to vote for Bernie Sanders in Kentucky

Kentucky has closed primaries

Kentuckians must register as democrat to vote for Bernie!

Register By

April 20 (2020)

Not a democrat? Kentucky has a special deadline for changing affiliation: Tue, December 31

Primary On

May 19 (2020)

Kentucky Primary: Tue, May 19

It's still very early in the election season, and dates often change. Please sign up below for Voter Alerts in Kentucky and we'll send you an email if the dates change!

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 Tue, December 31, which is before the registration deadline!

You must be registered by Mon, April 20.

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:

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

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.

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

Will you help Bernie win?

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Bernie needs you in Kentucky!

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