June 18, 2020 12:38pm
GLI’s 2020 Kentucky Primary Election Day Guide
Originally scheduled for May 19, Kentucky’s primary election will now be held on June 23. While GLI does not endorse candidates for political office or get directly involved in elections, we strongly encourage members of the business community to vote and engage in the electoral process. With primary day quickly approaching, get caught up on what you need to know about Kentucky’s upcoming election.
What offices are up for election in greater Louisville?
- President of the United States
- All U.S. Representative seats
- One U.S. Senator seat (currently held by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell)
- All 100 seats of the Kentucky House of Representatives
- Half of Kentucky State Senate seats – including a special election in eastern Jefferson County.
- Half of Louisville Metro Council
- Three seats on the Jefferson County School Board
- + numerous local elections
Note that not all of these offices will feature primary elections on June 23, since some seats or nominations are uncontested.
When and where can I vote?
Polls in Kentucky will be open from 6:00am to 6:00pm on election day. Under Kentucky law, if you are in line at 6:00pm, you will be allowed to vote. However, due to COVID-19, polling locations will be more limited, and state officials are strongly encouraging voters to vote by email via an absentee ballot (note: the deadline for requesting an absentee ballot has passed). Early voting is also being offered. Please review the resources below and contact officials in your county to learn more.