Kentucky voters will soon be able to request absentee ballot for primary election

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(WYMT) - Voters in Kentucky will soon be able to request an absentee ballot.

The head of the Kentucky Board of Education says the state is creating a website for registered voters. A link to the State Board of Elections' Absentee Ballot Application Portal can be found here.

“I want to thank our Secretary of State and Jared,” said Governor Andy Beshear. “I would love to see us have a better primary response than we would have seen – so go online and request your ballot. We can do this. Thank you to everyone who has been involved.”

“I am very proud to announce this new online portal,” said Secretary of State Michael Adams. “As I have said before, I promised to make it easier to vote and harder to cheat, and this system does that. The best thing you can do is go online at govoteky.com and apply for your ballot.”

Voters can either return the completed ballot by mail or drop it off in person at their county clerk's office.

At least on precinct will still be open in each county for in-person voting.

The last day to register to vote is Tuesday. The last day to apply for a ballot is June 15. The primary election is June 23rd.