LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Early voting ahead of Kentucky's May primary has started for those who qualify.

Applications for mail-in absentee ballots have to be received by your county clerk's office no later than May 10.

Those who qualify to vote early are:

  • Military members;
  • Students who temporarily live outside of the state;
  • Voters who temporarily live outside of the state, but are still eligible to vote in Kentucky, such as "snowbirds";
  • Voters who are employed outside of the county for the duration of the polling hours; or
  • Voters who suffer from advanced age, disability, or illness.

Kentucky's primary election day is May 17.

That's when Kentucky Democrats will weigh in on the presidential race.

Absentee ballots can only be obtained from your county clerk's office. To find your local county clerk's office, CLICK HERE.

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