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Today marks final day for Kentuckians to register or change voter registration for Nov. 6 General Election

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding Kentuckians that today is the voter registration deadline for Kentuckians who intend to vote in the 2018 General Election Nov. 6.

“To be able to have your voice heard at the ballot box, you have to be registered,” said Grimes. “[Oct. 9] is the last day to register and make changes to your registration – including updating your address. Visit GoVoteKY.com and make sure you are registered before the deadline.”

Kentuckians can easily register and update their registration with GoVoteKY.com, the Commonwealth’s online voter portal. County clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept online and paper applications until 4 p.m. local time tomorrow, Oct. 9. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by Oct. 9.

To be eligible to vote, Kentuckians must:

• Be a U.S. citizen.

• Be a Kentucky resident for at least 28 days before Election Day.

• Be at least 18 years old on or before the General Election.

• Not be a convicted felon, or if convicted of a felony offense, must have obtained a restoration of civil rights.

• Not have been adjudged “mentally incompetent.”

• Not claim the right to vote anywhere outside Kentucky.

• Young people who are 17 years old but will be 18 years old on or before the Nov. 6, 2018 General Election are eligible to register as well.

Voters who have recently moved need to update their voter registration information by no later than close of business today, Oct. 9.

Voters may check their current registration status and where they vote with the Voter Information Center found at GoVoteKY.com. For questions, contact your county clerk or the State Board of Elections at 502-573-7100.

From Secretary of State

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