Kentucky Primary Today

Help is here for questions related to voting in the May 22 Kentucky primary.

• When: Polls will be open to cast ballots in all Kentucky counties from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 22.

• Where: The Kentucky State Board of Elections has an online tool for voters trying to find out where to cast their ballot. Click here to visit GoVoteKY.com and find out where to vote. The website offers a chance to review voter registration status and see sample ballots for each county.

Important races on the ballot: Top elected county positions in Campbell and Boone counties will be decided. In Kenton County, Covington has a primary for city commission spots.

Click here for a list of more on the ballot in Northern Kentucky and a rundown of key races.

• How the primary election differs from a general election: Kentucky has a closed primary system. Voters registered as independents can only vote in nonpartisan elections in the May 22 primary. Republicans can vote for their party. Democrats can vote for their party. There is no crossing of party lines allowed in Kentucky primary elections.

• What about independent voters?

There are four non-partisan races in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties:

  1. All Boone County registered voters may vote their choice for District Judge – 54th Judicial District (2nd Division). 
  2. All Bellevue voters (in Campbell County) are eligible to vote on narrowing the race for mayor from three to two candidates.
  3. All Kenton County voters may vote for their choice for Circuit Judge Family Court 16th Judicial Circuit-5th Division (unexpired term).
  4. All Covington voters may vote for up to four of the 11 candidates for city commission.

Bring your ID: Poll workers may allow you to vote if they say they know you. For everyone else, a valid driver's license, Social Security card, signed credit card or other photo ID with a signature is required.

 Higher than usual statewide voter turnout projected: Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has projected that 30 percent or less of the 3.3 million registered voters will cast ballots in the primary elections, according to a news release.

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