Today last day for absentee ballot request

October 25, 2018 | 12:31 pm

Updated October 26, 2018 | 7:58 am

The last day to turn in your application for an absentee ballot is Tuesday, Oct. 30; however, due to Kentucky Law, an application must be mailed to the voter and returned by mail or by the voter in person (only the voter) by Oct. 30. Because of the time it takes for for the mailing process, this is why the Daviess County Clerk’s Office puts this notice out. The Clerk’s office encourages that if you have an application, please return immediately. If you have not requested one yet, you have options, the Clerk’s office says. A person due to age, disability, or illness can vote on the absentee machine in the office. You may also send your Power of Attorney, if you have one, down to our office to sign your application prior to the close of business on Oct. 30 on your behalf.

According to the State Board of Elections, to be qualified to vote by mail-in absentee ballot, you must be:

  • Advanced in age, disabled, or ill
  • Military personnel, their dependents, or overseas citizens
  • A student who temporarily resides outside the county
  • A voter who temporarily resides outside of Kentucky and who maintains eligibility to vote in Kentucky, such as a “snowbird”
  • Incarcerated, but not yet convicted of a crime
  • Prevented from voting in person at the polls on election day and from casting an in-person absentee ballot in the County Clerk’s office on all days in-person absentee voting is conducted because of his or her employment location

To be qualified to vote by in-person absentee ballot, you must be:

  • Out of the county on election day
  • Advanced in age, disabled, or ill
  • Military, their dependents, or an overseas citizen
  • Military personnel confined to base and learn of your confinement within seven days or less of an election
  • Student or resident who temporarily resides outside of the county
  • Voter or the spouse of a voter who has surgery scheduled that will require hospitalization on Election Day
  • Pregnant woman in third trimester

To request an absentee ballot, you or your spouse, parents, or children may contact your County Clerk to request an absentee ballot application by phone, fax, email, mail, or in person.  The County Clerk will mail you the absentee ballot application or you can get an application in person at the County Clerk’s office. You can either return the completed application by mail or you can hand-deliver it to the County Clerk’s office; however, no third party can deliver the completed application.

The County Clerk will send you a mail absentee ballot within 3 days of the state ballot printing deadline, which is 50 days before the election.

The Daviess County Clerk’s office can be reached at:

212 St. Ann Street (physical address)

P.O. Box 609, Owensboro, KY 42302 (mailing address)

270-685-8434 (phone)

270-686-7111 (fax) (email) (website)

Editor’s Note: This post has been corrected with clarification from the Daviess County Clerk’s Office.

October 25, 2018 | 12:31 pm

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