Voting in the 2020 general election will be very different this year because of the coronavirus and changing laws.
Here are five things you should know as you prepare to vote. (Links and more info after the infographic.)
1. Request an absentee ballot by Oct. 9, 2020.
If you are concerned about the coronavirus, you can apply for an absentee ballot. To request your ballot, call the Jessamine County Clerk’s Office at (859) 885-4161 Ext.5 or visit GoVoteKy.com
The deadline to apply online for an absentee ballot is Oct. 9, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
2. Return your ballot by mail or drop box.
Mailed absentee ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 3 and received by Nov. 6. Or drop your ballot in the secured drop box outside the Voter Registration Office in the Jessamine County Courthouse.
3. Vote early in person.
4. Vote in person on election day.
Registered Jessamine County voters may vote from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Nov. 3, 2020 at any of the following locations:
- Nicholasville Elementary gymnasium
- Wilmore Elementary gymnasium
- Southland Christian Church
- Jessamine County Public Library
- Faith United Community Church
- East Jessamine Middle School gymnasium
5. Bring an ID
For more information
If you vote in Jessamine County, contact the Jessamine County Voter Registration Office at (859) 885-4161 Ext.5. You can also contact the Board of Elections at (800) 246-1399.
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