A qualified voter must apply to cast his/her vote by mail-in absentee ballot if the application is received not later than the close of business hours seven (7) days before the election, and if the voter is:
- A person who due to age, disability, or illness will be unable to go to the polls on election day.
- A voter who is a resident of Kentucky who is a covered voter as defined in KRS 117A.010.
- A student who temporarily resides outside the county in which he/she is registered to vote. The ballot must be mailed to the voter out of county.
- A voter who temporarily resides outside the state but who is still eligible to vote in this state. The ballot must be mailed to the voter out of state.
- A person who is incarcerated in jail who has been charged with a crime but has yet to be convicted of the crime.
- A person whose employment location requires him/her to be absent from the county on election day and all hours and day absentee voting by machine is conducted in the clerk’s office.
- Military personnel confined to a military base on election day.
- FOR PRESIDENTIAL BALLOT ONLY: Moved to another state after its registration books closed.
- Person who is a participant in the Office of the Secretary of State’s address confidentiality program.
All requests for an application for a mail-in absentee ballot may be transmitted by:
*Facsimile machine: 502.574.5014
*Mail: 701 W. Ormsby Ave. Suite 301 Louisville, KY 40203. Attn: Absentee
The application for a mail-in absentee will be transmitted by mail to the voter or in person at the option of the voter. The mail-in absentee ballot application may be requested by the voter or the spouse, parents, or children of the voter, but must be restricted to the use of the voter. The mail-in absentee application can only be picked up and dropped off by the Voter at any Jefferson County Clerk’s Motor Vehicle Branch or the Election Center.