Registration deadline for general election less than two weeks away

Molly Dobberstein, News reporter

The registration deadline for Kentucky’s November general election is Oct. 11, less than two weeks away.

Students can request an absentee ballot if they are registered to vote in their hometown and are in Kentucky on election day. Absentee ballot requests are available online for individuals who are not able to vote in person. 

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Out of state students are also able to register to vote in Kentucky and cast their vote where they attend school. 

The deadline to request an absentee ballot in Kentucky is Oct. 25, and ballots have to be returned and received by mail by Nov. 8. Early voting for in-person absentee voting is from Nov. 3-5, with all in-person voting held on Nov. 8. 

By getting involved beyond just voting, students can increase their impact beyond just their vote,” Scott Lasley, political science professor and department head, said. 

Lasley is running for first district magistrate of Warren County.

“The earlier students think about where and when they are going to vote, the easier it is for them to make a plan to do so,” Lasley said. 

Lasley said the election will have long and short term impacts on students in a wide range of areas, including housing, education and jobs.

“They can also start building political capital that can lead to some really good opportunities,” Lasley said.

The Kentucky Voter Information Portal can be found here.

News reporter Molly Dobberstein can be reached at [email protected].