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Important information for Kentucky in-person absentee voters

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - State officials have released guidelines regarding information for voters who want to cast in-person absentee ballots for the upcoming Nov. 4 election. 

Eligible voters in many Kentucky counties are currently able to cast absentee votes for the Nov. 4 general election at County Clerk offices. All counties will allow eligible voters to cast in-person absentee ballots at least 12 working days before the election.

Individuals who may be eligible to vote by in-person absentee ballot include:
• Military personnel, their dependents, and overseas citizens who are absent from the county on Election Day
• Military personnel confined to a base who learn of the confinement within seven days or less of the election
• Students and residents who temporarily reside outside the county
• Students who temporarily reside outside the county
• Voters who temporarily reside outside Kentucky (e.g., vacationers)
• Voters (and their spouses) who have surgery scheduled that will require hospitalization on Election Day
• Women in their third trimester of pregnancy
• Election officials (e.g., precinct election officers appointed to serve in precincts other than their own, alternate precinct election officers, and board of election members and staff)
• Other voters who are absent from the county on Election Day

In-person absentee voting is conducted during the County Clerk's regular business hours on voting machines similar to those used on Election Day. In-person absentee votes must be cast by close of business on November 3, 2014.

Individuals who do not qualify to vote absentee in-person may be eligible to vote by mail-in absentee ballot. Voters may request an absentee ballot application from their County Clerk in person or via telephone, fax, or email.

In addition, qualified military and overseas voters may apply for and receive an absentee ballot through a new online portal.

Applications for mail-in absentee ballots must be received by the clerk's office by no later than October 28. The County Clerk must receive the completed absentee ballot by 6 p.m. local time on Election Day.

Individuals with questions about absentee voting should contact their County Clerk or the State Board of Elections. Additional information is also available at www.elect.ky.gov.

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