KENTUCKY

How to vote from your hospital bed

LINKS

Before October 5, 2020

Register to Vote!

Find more information here https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/ovrweb/govoteky or at https://www.vote.org/.

Before October 27, 2020

During the regular absentee voting period, you qualify for absentee voting if you are advanced in age, disabled, or ill. Please contact your County Clerk in order to initiate this process. The deadline for the regular absentee voting period is 7 days before an election.

After October 20, 2020

Even after the deadline for the regular absentee ballot voting period, Kentucky law states that any voter suffering some medical emergency 14 days or less before the election can request an absentee ballot. Please see below and  contact your county election office about this process.

7:30PM on Tuesday November 3, 2020 (Election Day)

Absentee ballots must be received by mail by close of polls at 6:00 PM on Election Day to your County Clerk’s office in order to be counted.

 

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STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO VOTE

1.

Check Your Voter Registration

Check if you are registered to vote at https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/ovrweb/govoteky or at https://www.vote.org/.

2.

Complete an Emergency Absentee Ballot Application

If you or your spouse have a medical emergency within 14 days, such as being hospitalized, you may request an absentee ballot even after the regular deadline for absentee voting. You must fill out the SBE 45 form (Medical Emergency Application for an Absentee Ballot) and mail or deliver it to your County Clerk's office. Please contact your County Clerk to obtain this form and initiate this process. The contact information for your County Clerk can be found here.

3.

Return Your Application

After you have filled out your SBE 45 form (Medical Emergency Application for an Absentee Ballot), you may mail it or have it delivered through a designee (ex. family member) to your County Clerk's office. You may request that a mail-in ballot be mailed to the in-county or out-of-county address, such as the hospital where you have been admitted.

4.

Obtain Your Ballot

Your absentee ballot will be mailed to you by the County Clerk's office following receipt of your SBE 45 form.

5.

Vote!

Fill out your ballot! 

6.

Return Your Completed Ballot

Absentee ballots must be received by mail by close of polls at 6:00 p.m. on Election Day to your County Clerk’s office in order to be counted. You can either return the completed application by mail or you can hand-deliver it to the County Clerk’s office. Your spouse, parents, or children, or a third party cannot hand deliver your completed application to the county clerk.

 

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STATE LAW

Kentucky

KRS § 117.077

A voter suffering some medical emergency 14 days or less before the election can request an absentee ballot.

 

COVID-19 and Patient Voting

Here is how COVID-19 is affecting Patient Voting in this state:

For Kentucky's upcoming primaries on June 23, all registered voters are eligible to vote by mail-in ballot so that you do not have to be physically present at a polling station in order to vote. The state is currently in the process of creating a secure online portal in order to request a ballot to be mailed to you. A link to the executive order from the Governor announcing this decision can be found here.

The most updated information on how COVID-19 is impacting Kentucky's elections can be found here.

Contact patientvoting@gmail.com for more info

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