Absentee Mail-in Ballot Request
Due to the Emergency Order and Regulations approved by the Kentucky State Board of Elections, all eligible voters in Hancock County may request an absentee mail-in ballot for the Primary Election held on June 23, 2020.
Any Republican or Democrat may request an absentee ballot at Govoteky.com or by contacting the Clerk’s office (270) 927-6117. Now that the Secretary of State has opened the application portal, the request automatically mails the ballot directly to you instead of us sending you the application first. You may return your completed ballot by mail or dropbox. If mailed, it must be postmarked by June 23. The ballot can also be placed in the dropbox located in the Administration Building until 6 PM June 23.
Voters registered as an Independent, Libertarian, or as Other do not have a ballot style, therefore, they cannot vote during the Primary Election. Kentucky is a closed Primary Election state and the Hancock County Primary does not have any non-partisan races on the ballot. Registered Republicans and Democrats are the only voters who have a ballot style available for the June 23, 2020, Primary Election. If you changed your party affiliation after December 31, 2019, you will not be eligible to vote during this Primary Election.
If you do not know your party affiliation or need to check your address please go to govoteky.com or contact the Clerk’s office before you apply for your ballot.
Voters who do not have an address or have a disability that would prevent them from voting at home will be the only individuals allowed to vote in person. This will be done by appointment only beginning June 8 – June 23 at the Administration Building.
Please do your part to help our community stay safe as we vote in this Primary. Contact us if you have any questions. Thank you!
Paper Absentee Ballot
You may obtain a paper absentee ballot if you are unable to get to the polls on election day, and you meet any one of the following requirements:
- due to advanced age, disability, illness or medical emergency
- you are a member of the Armed forces
- you are the dependent of a member of the Armed forces
- you are a U. S. citizen residing overseas
- you are a student attending school outside the county of your voter registration
- you temporarily reside outside the state but are still eligible to vote in Kentucky
- you are incarcerated in jail and have been charged but not convicted of a crime
The deadline for applying for a paper absentee ballot is 7 days before an election. You may apply for a paper absentee ballot due to a medical emergency up to the day of the election. You may request an application in person, by mail, by phone, or by fax.
If you are going to be out of the county on election day and you do not qualify for a paper absentee ballot (as listed above), you may vote in the County Clerk’s office any of the 21 business days preceding the election.
The last day to apply for an absentee ballot by mail is June 15, 2020.
If you fail to meet that deadline, please contact our office for further instruction.