Kentucky conducts closed primaries. Under Kentucky law, all persons who want to vote in the Democratic Party’s or Republican Party’s primary election must have changed their party affiliation by December 31 of the year prior to the next Primary Election.
The next primary election will be May 22, 2018. The deadline to change party affiliation to be eligible to vote in a new party's primary will be December 31, 2017.
You may register to vote in Kentucky as a 17-year-old if you will be 18 years old by the next General Election, which will be November 6, 2018.
If you are a college student registered to vote in Kentucky and you are unable to vote in your precinct on election day, you may apply for an absentee ballot with your county clerk. Kentucky County Clerks
If you have any questions about voting, please contact the Kentucky State Board of Elections at 502-573-7100.