Absentee voting machines are now open for LaRue County.
The clerk's office is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday and Saturday. The machines will be available through 4:30 p.m. May 17, the day before Primary.
A paper absentee ballot can be requested in person, by phone or by fax.
In order to qualify for a mail-in absentee ballot, a voter must fulfill one of the following: be advanced in age, have a disability, or illness; be military personnel, their dependent and overseas citizens; be a student who temporarily resides outside the county; be another voter who temporarily resides outside of Kentucky, such as a vacationer; be incarcerated but not yet convicted; or be out of the county all hours the polling place is open due to employment.
Carter said the voter must sign a form saying they will be out of town.
The deadline for applying for a mail-in absentee ballot is May 11. The completed application must be received by the county clerk by mail or in person by 6 p.m. on that date to be counted.
A voter may apply for a medical emergency absentee ballot if a medical emergency occurs within 14 days before an election. The spouse of the voter also can apply. For more information, call 358-3544.
Are you eligible?
Voters must fulfill one of the following to qualify to vote by absentee ballot in the county clerk’s office: be out of the county on election day; military personnel, their dependents, and overseas citizens; military personnel confined to base who learn of it within seven days or less of an election; student or resident who temporarily resides outside of the county; voter who has surgery scheduled that will require hospitalization on Election Day, and the voter's spouse; pregnant women in the third trimester and Election Officials including precinct election officer appointed to serve in precinct other than their own, an alternate precinct officer, county board of elections members, county board of elections staff, deputy county clerk and State Board of Elections staff.
There are a few changes in this year’s election process. Voters will be utilizing paper ballots and some voters will be voting in another district.
Registered voters in the Upton precinct will vote at Country Charm Café on Magnolia Street, County Clerk Linda Carter said. The new site fulfills state requirements for accessibility.
Other voters have been changed to a different district, Carter said, and each of them were notified by mail several months ago. In particular, some voters in the Roanoke area will vote in Lyons Station precinct rather than White City.
If you have any questions about where to vote or how you are registered to vote, call the clerk’s office at 358-3544.