Kentucky - Open Primaries
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Primary Elections State By State

KENTUCKY

kentucky5.gifPrimaries:

  • Democratic congressional and state primaries: closed
  • Republican congressional and state primaries: closed
  • Democratic Presidential primary: closed
  • Republican Presidential primary: closed

 

Primary Type Definitions

 

Registration:

  • Voters may or may not choose to affiliate with a political party, however, affiliation with a party is required to vote in primary elections.
  • 9% of Kentucky voters are registered unaffiliated or other.

 

Details of voting in congressional and state primary elections:

  • Only voters affiliated with a party may vote in that party's primary or caucus.
  • If a voter is registered as “Other”, they are eligible to vote in nonpartisan city and judicial primary elections only.
  • Voter registration closes 29 days before a primary election.
  • A registered voter may change their political party registration at any time on or before December 31st to remain eligible to vote in the following primary election.
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commented 2021-04-29 19:37:48 -0400 · Flag
I would like to re-write these comments to more accurately reflect Ky voting law: “Details of voting in congressional and state primary elections:” I am working on election reform in KY. http://cs2pr.us/jeffco/kyiva . Thanks.
commented 2021-04-29 19:26:54 -0400 · Flag
The page is inaccurate in characterizing voter rights in Kentucky. You write, “A registered voter may change their political party registration at any time on or before December 31st to remain eligible to vote in the following primary election.” That is extremely misleading. No one can change their voter registration after the 31st of December for the entire following year. Every one is stuck with the voter registration chosen in the previous year, no matter how you would prefer to vote in the current year. A person who is not registered or who has never voted can choose how they want to register in the current year. R, D, Independent. etc. But once registered the voter cannot change3 their mind once registered. That choice will carry over into the following year. Voters are given very few rights to ;choose their voter registration. One choice per year. Please re-write this description to accurately reflect the absence of voter right sin KY. Thank you. Rich Stevenson, Louisville, KY. [email protected] . Thank you.
commented 2020-06-23 07:22:51 -0400 · Flag
How archaic for Kentucky. Grow up Kentucky and stop running behind times. We can vote a stright ticketike any one elce we are adults and your acting like were not. Kentucky is one of 13 states that have this outdated law.
commented 2020-06-03 21:40:54 -0400 · Flag
I don’t understand why all states can’t allow Independent/non-committed voters to vote in primaries.
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