Below are some of the Frequently Asked Questions we receive regarding voting and Election Day. If you can’t find the answer to your question below, please feel free to give our HQ a call on Election Day at (859) 268-4448. (Please note: the phones may be busy during the day, but please leave a message with your phone number and we will get back to you as soon as possible.)
ELECTION DAY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. When are the polls open?
Polls open at 6:00 AM. The polls close at 6:00 PM. Please note: If you are in line to vote by 6:00 PM you will be allowed to cast a ballot.
2. Where do I vote?
You can find your polling location by CLICKING HERE. Or you can give us a call at (859) 268-4448 and we’ll be happy to help you find your polling location.
3. What do I need to vote?
The Kentucky Board of Elections gives the following guidance on their website regarding identification needed to vote: All voters must produce identification or be known by a precinct officer prior to voting. Acceptable types of ID are personal acquaintance of precinct officer, driver’s license, Social Security card, county issued identification card approved in writing by the State Board of Elections, U.S. government-issued identification card, Kentucky state government-issued identification card with picture, credit card, or another form of ID containing both picture and signature.
4. Can I get a ride to the polls?
If you need a ride to the polls on Election Day, give us a call at (859) 268-4448 and we can arrange a ride for you.
5. Can I have my phone with me when I vote?
Yes, you can take your phone into the voting booth with you when casting a vote. Please note, you are allowed to take your own picture at your polling location but you cannot take the picture of any other voter.
6. I registered to vote, but my name isn’t on the voter rolls. What can I do?
If you believe you have incorrectly been left off of the voter rolls, please tell the poll worker that you would like to cast a provisional ballot for the federal race. (And make sure to ask the polling official for a receipt.) You can also ask the county Board of Elections to hear your appeal to vote in the state and county races. You can call the Fayette County Board of Elections at (859)253-8352.
7. Can I ask someone to help me work the voting machine?
Yes, if you need assistance in operating the voting machine, you can request help from one of the poll workers.
8. I have to work on Election Day. Can I take time off work to vote?
Kentucky Revised Statute, Chapter 118.035, requires employers to give employees time to vote on Election Day. However, employers are only required to give time off to vote if the request is made prior to Election Day (November 6). But your employer could still decide to give you time even if you ask on Election Day.
9. What races are on the ballot?
There are a lot of races on the ballot this year here in Fayette County. These races include: US Congress; State House & Senate; Urban-County Council; county officials; district, circuit and appeals court judge races; and School Board. You can CLICK HERE to see a sample of your ballot. And you can see a list of Democratic Candidates on the ballot by visiting our 2018 Democratic Candidates Page.