Voter Registration

How to register to vote

To register to vote you must obtain a voter registration card. You can do this in one of two ways:

  • Option 1: Visit your county clerk’s office to obtain, complete and return your voter registration card. Click here to find your county clerk’s office.
  • Option 2: Register Online by clicking here.

How to check your voter registration status

Ensure that you are registered and your address is up-to-date.

  • You can verify your voter registration online at govoteky.com.

Registration for Formerly Disenfranchised Voters

On Dec. 12, 2019, Gov. Andy Beshear issued an executive order restoring the right to vote to over 140,000 citizens who have completed their sentence for non-violent felony offenses.

  • Who is eligible under Gov. Beshear’s Order? If you were convicted of a non-violent felony offense in the commonwealth of Kentucky and have served your sentence, you should be eligible to register to vote. If you were convicted of a violent felony offense, you are not eligible to register to vote. If you were convicted of a crime in another state, that may affect your ability to register to vote.
  • How do I know if I am eligible to register to vote? To determine if your rights have been restored, you can go to this website.
  • How do I register to vote? Once you check your eligibility to vote at this website, click the yellow “register to vote” button. You will be directed to govoteky.com. Select “New/Update Registration” to register online or contact your local county clerk here.
  • Is there a reinstatement fee? There is no reinstatement fee to register to vote. Simply register at govoteky.com or your local county clerk’s office.
  • Do I have to have my record expunged or be pardoned? Your record does not need to be expunged, and you do not need to be pardoned to be eligible to vote.