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Absentee voting now open in Kentucky

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Absentee voting for the 2016 general election is now open in Kentucky.

Voters who can cast a vote prior to November 8 at their county's elections office include the following:

  • Voter who will be outside the county on Election Day.
  • Student who temporarily resides outside the county in which he/she is registered, and will be out of the county on Election Day.
  • Voter who is a member of the Armed Forces, or a dependent of a member of the Armed Forces, who will be out of the county on Election Day.
  • Voter who is a member of the Armed Forces who will be confined to base within the county on Election Day, and who learns of that confinement within 7 days or less of the election.
  • Voter who is a citizen residing overseas and will be out of the county on Election Day.
  • Voter, or spouse of a voter, who has surgery scheduled that will require hospitalization on Election Day.
  • Precinct Election Officer serving in a precinct other than that in which he/she is registered, or an Alternate Precinct Election Officer.
  • Member or any staff for the County Board of Elections; any deputy county clerk; any staff for the State Board of Elections.
  • Presidential Election Only: Voter who moved to another state after its voter registration books closed.
  • A woman in her last trimester of pregnancy.
  • Pilot program for unassisted voting by blind and visually impaired persons.

The Jefferson County Election Center is located at 701 West Ormsby Avenue. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Hours will be extended to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 5.

Click here for locations and hours of other Kentucky elections offices.

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Voters who are permitted to submit their absentee vote by mail include the following:

  • Person who, due to age, disability or illness will be unable to go to the polls on Election Day.
  • Student who temporarily resides outside the county in which he/she is registered.
  • Voter who temporarily resides outside the state but is still eligible to vote in this state.
  • Person who is incarcerated in jail and has been charged with a crime but has yet to be convicted of the crime.
  • Person whose employment requires him/her to be absent from the county all hours and all days absentee voting by machine is conducted.
  • Military personnel confined to a military base on Election Day.
  • Voter who moved to another state after its voter registration books closed. Presidential Election Only.
  • Person who is a participant in the Office of the Secretary of State's address confidentiality program.

Click here for information on how to obtain a mail-in absentee ballot.

Absentee voting in Indiana opens October 12.

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