Voters must register for May primary by April 23

Published 8:11 am Friday, April 20, 2018

Kentuckians have just a few days left to register to vote in the May 22 primary elections.

The deadline to register is Monday, April 23. The Clark County Clerk’s office will accept online and paper applications until 4 p.m. that day.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said all mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 23.

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To be eligible to vote, Kentuckians must be a U.S. citizen, be a Kentucky resident for at least 28 days before Election Day, be at least 18 years old on or before the general election, not be a felon and not claim the right to vote anywhere outside Kentucky.

Voters who have recently moved must also update their voter registration information no later than April 23. The deadline to change party affiliations for the closed primary has passed.

To register to vote online or update your registration, visit

Absentee voting for those who will be out of town during election day, May 22, begins April 25. Voting takes place in the Clark County clerks’ office located in the courthouse. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. For more information, contact the clerk’s office at 745-0280, ext.3.

The May 22 ballot includes races for U.S. Representative, state representative, state senator, county judge-executive, sheriff, magistrates, constables, county clerk, jailer, coroner, mayor and city commissioners.