Kentucky - Open Primaries
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Primary Elections State By State



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


Primary Type Definitions



  • 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 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 Kentucky is one of 13 states that have this outdated law.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.
published this page in What's happening in your state? 2015-06-10 13:07:55 -0400