Absentee Ballots

In-Office Absentee Voting

Requirements

You may vote absentee in person on a machine in the Henderson County Clerk's office, during the in-office absentee voting period if you are:

  • A voter who due to age, disability, or illness will be unable to go to the polls on election day.
  • A voter who will be outside the county on election day.
  • A student who temporarily resides outside the county in which he/she is registered who will be out of the county on election day.
  • A voter who is a member of the Armed Forces or a dependent of a member of the Armed Forces and will be out of the county on election day.
  • A voter who is a member of the Armed Forces who will be confined to a base within the county on election day and who learns of that confinement within seven days or less of the election.
  • A voter who is a US citizen residing overseas and will be out of the county on election day.
  • A voter or spouse of a voter who has surgery scheduled that will require hospitalization on election day.
  • A woman in her last trimester of pregnancy.


Mail-In Absentee Voting

Requirements

Voters unable to get to the polls on Election Day are eligible to vote by paper absentee ballot. You must meet one of the following requirements:

  • A voter who due to age, disability, or illness will be unable to go to the polls on election day.
  • A student who temporarily resides outside the county in which he/she is registered to vote. The ballot must be mailed to the voter out of county.
  • A voter who temporarily resides outside the state but who is still eligible to vote in this state (this includes vacationers). The ballot must be mailed to the voter out of state.
  • A voter who is incarcerated in jail who has been charged with a crime but has yet to be convicted of the crime.
  • A voter whose employment location requires him/her to be absent from the county on election day and all hours and days absentee voting by machine is conducted in the clerk's office.
  • Military personnel confined to a military base on election day.
  • Covered Voters as defined in KRS 117A.010 - Henderson County voters who are Members of the Armed Forces and their dependents who will be out of the county on election day and voters residing overseas (temporarily or permanently).
  • A voter who is a participant in the Office of the Secretary of State's address confidentiality program


Getting Applications

You may request an application for paper ballot in person, by mail, by email Renesa.Abner@ky.gov, by phone 270-826-3906 or by fax 270-826-9677. Voters may request an application for a mail-in absentee ballot as early as ten weeks before the election. 

Mailing address is:
P.O. Box 374
Henderson County Clerk's Office
Henderson, KY 42419-0374

Physical address is:
20 N Main Street, Suite 206
Henderson County Courthouse
Henderson, KY 42420

The application must be completed and mailed to the County Clerk prior to 7 days before the election. Once the Clerk receives the application, the paper ballot will be sent to the voter. Please allow ample time for your ballot to be returned to you and to be mailed back to the clerk to be received by 6 p.m. on Election Day.