Primary Election Details for Anderson County

VOTING ABSENTEEAs we near the May 17th Primary Election, I thought it would be a good time to remind everyone of important dates and times. We have had several inquiries regarding registering to vote, making a party change and other election related questions.

According to Kentucky State Law, changing your party affiliation now will cause you to be ineligible to vote in the May 17th Primary.

Currently- Mail-In Ballots are being sent out daily. Call our office to request an application.

April 18th – Last day to Register to Vote before the May 17th Primary Election if you aren’t already registered.

April 22nd – Walk-In Absentee Voting begins during normal business hours.

May 10th – Last day to submit a Mail-In Ballot Application. (Even though the law allows a voter to request an Absentee Ballot  up until 7 days before the Election, new Postal Service procedures make it impossible to receive an application, send it back, receive the ballot and send it back to the Clerk’s Office in time for it to be counted.  Please request by April 28th to insure timely delivery.)

May 11th – Ballot to be printed in the Anderson News.

May 16th – Last day to Vote on Walk-In Absentee machine at Clerk’s Office. (6:00 p.m. on Monday’s.)

May 17th   Election Day (The County Clerk’s Office will be CLOSED for Normal Business)* All Polling Places will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. * (Voters may call us on Election Day at 502-839-3041 and then press 1).

Voters that can’t get to the POLLS on Election Day may qualify for one of the following avenues in which to cast their ballot early.

Mail-In Absentee Ballots can be requested at the Anderson County Clerk’s Office if the voter meets the following qualifications:

  • Voters, who on account of age, disability or illness, are not able to go to the polls.
  • Voters who are incarcerated in jail but have not been convicted.
  • Military personnel, their dependents and overseas citizens.
  • Voters whose employment keeps them out of the county all hours and days that absentee voting takes place in the Clerk’s Office.
  • Medical Emergencies.
  • Students temporarily residing outside the county.
  • Kentucky voters temporarily residing outside the county.
  • Kentucky voters on vacation outside the state.
  • Voters who move to another state while registration is closed in the new state of residence. (Eligible for President and Vice-President only in a General Election.)

Walk-In Absentee Voting begins at the Anderson County Clerk’s Office on April 22nd. Voting will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Mondays and from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays thru Fridays if the voter meets the following qualifications:

  • Member of the Armed Forces, their Dependents and overseas citizens absent from the county on Election Day.
  • Any registered voter that will be out of the County from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Election Day.
  • Students and other voters (including vacationers) who temporarily reside outside the county and will be absent from the county on Election Day.
  • Voters who have surgery scheduled that requires hospitalization on Election Day and their spouse.
  • Voters who move to a different state while the registration is closed in the new state of residence before a presidential election can vote for President and Vice President only.
  • Any pregnant woman who is in her last trimester of pregnancy.

Democrats versus Republicans

ONLY Registered Democrats can vote for Democratic Candidates and only Registered Republicans can vote for Republican Candidates.  There will be NO Republican Candidates for President of the United States on the May Primary Ballot.

Voting at the Polls

Any qualified, registered voter can vote at the Precinct in which they live on Election Day from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The County Clerk’s Office can tell you where your voting location is or you can go to, click on where do I vote, fill in the requested information and the automated system will tell you where you are registered to vote, your registered address, what party you are a member of and if you are eligible to vote in the May Primary Election.

As always, feel free to contact the County Clerk’s Office with any questions at 502-839-3041
Jason Denny
Anderson County Clerkanderson_clerk copy

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