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Rowan County Clerk

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Voter Rights & Responsibilities

As a Kentucky Voter, You have the Right to…

  • vote if you are a registered voter
  • ask questions on election procedures
  • review a sample ballot before voting
  • vote in privacy and free from coercion or intimidation
  • have non-discriminatory equal access to the election system for all voters, including elderly, disabled, minority, military and overseas citizens
  • vote if you are in line to vote by 6:00 p.m., prevailing time on Election Day
  • occupy the voting both up to two minutes if other voters are waiting in line
  • have your ballot count if it is cast legally and timely
  • vote in an accessible voting place
  • vote a provisional ballot if:
    • voter name does not appear on the precinct roster and whose registration status cannot be determined by the precinct officer
    • voter name does not appear on the precinct roster and who has been verified as ineligible to vote
    • voter does not have identification
    • voter is voting as result of Federal or State Court Order or any Order under state law in effect 10 days prior to Election Day which extend polling hours
    • voter has been challenged by all four precinct election officers
  • receive assistance in voting if you are blind, have a physical disability, or have an inability to read English (the person assisting you can be someone you choose or the two precinct election judges)
  • skip races if your ballot has multiple issues
  • you are not required to vote in every race and blank sections on your ballot will not affect any of the other votes you have cast
  • request and have an immediate hearing before the County Board of Elections on Election Day if your eligibility to vote is questioned. Any decision of the County Board of Elections may be immediately appealed to a Circuit Judge

As a Kentucky Voter, You have the Responsibility to…

  • register to vote at least 29 days before the election
  • respect the privacy and voting rights of others
  • follow instructions concerning election procedures
  • follow all federal and state laws
  • review your ballot before casting it to ensure it is complete and correct
  • treat election workers and other voters with courtesy and respect
  • be informed about the candidates and issues on the ballot
  • keep your voter registration and address records current
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