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Everything NKY Needs To Know To Vote In The 2019 General Election

2019 election
Jim Nolan

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, residents of Kentucky vote on a variety of statewide races. Here's what you need to know before heading to the polls.

When Are Polls Open?

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m local time Tuesday. If you are in line at 6 p.m., you will be able to vote. 

Who/What Am I Voting For?

Voters will choose their candidates for the constitutional office seats of Governor/Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Commissioner of Agriculture, Auditor and Treasurer. 

Fellow NPR member station WFPL in Louisville has handy voter guides for all of the races: 

Here are sample ballots for Boone, Campbell (PDF) and Kenton (PDF) counties.

Am I Registered To Vote?

Find out if you are registered to vote by entering your first and last name and date of birth into the form on the Kentucky State Board of Elections' website.

Not registered? Get started now (though you won't be able to vote in Tuesday's election).

Where Do I Vote?

Know where to go by entering your first and last name, as well as your date of birth, into this form. Acceptable forms of identification include a driver's license, social security card, credit card and more. You can find a detailed list here

I'm A Bit Of A Wonk, Where Can I Get Real-Time Election Results? 

Tune into 91.7 WVXU or 88.5 WMUB, or visit GoVoteKY.com. We'll also have coverage of the results on wvxu.org. 

Jennifer Merritt brings 20 years of "tra-digital" journalism experience to WVXU.