Kentucky: A Primary Primer

Primary elections take place in Kentucky tomorrow. For those who are eligible to vote, here's a handy to-do list to help you prepare for tomorrow:

1. Confirm the location of your polling place. The good news: polling locations (including voting machines) throughout Kentucky are now accessible to people with disabilities, thanks to the 2002 Help America Vote Act. The bad news: some polling locations had to be moved because they were not accessible enough.

However, you can easily confirm the location of your polling place by entering your name and birth date into Voter Information Center form on the Kentucky State Board of Elections Website.

2. Schedule a time to vote. Polls will be open from 6:00 AM to 6:00PM tomorrow. In case you can't get to the polls until the very last minute, don't worry: if you're in line at 6:00PM, you must be allowed to vote.

3. Review the candidates. The Kentucky State Board of Elections has posted sample ballots of most counties online. (Call your county clerk if your ballot isn't online.) After seeing who is running in your district, you can learn more about them by searching the Kentucky Online Registrar Directory.

4. Know your rights. Print this before going to the polls tomorrow. Hopefully, you will not need to use it--but it's a good idea to have it on-hand in case you are denied the right to vote or you feel that your right to vote has been violated.

Rock the vote, Kentucky!

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