Military personnel, their dependents, and citizens who live overseas (temporarily or indefinitely) are permitted to cast an absentee ballot in one of the following ways:
- The voter may vote on the voting machine in the County Clerk’s office if the voter will be absent from the county on Election Day, or if the voter learns he/she will be confined to a base within the county on Election Day.
- Voters who will be out of the county may apply for a mail-in ballot that will be sent to the voters out of county address, their fax or email address at the voter’s request. A Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) may be used to make this request. It can be found at www.fvap.gov and it must reach us seven (7) days prior to the election. The ballot must be returned to our office by mail no later than Election Day.
The Voter Registration Department performs a wide variety of duties related to the election process. We are responsible for registering voters, keeping the voter registrations up-to-date, providing voting locations, recruiting poll workers for election day, maintaining and securing the voting machines, and providing election results once the election process is complete.
Our goal is to always provide accurate up-to-date information to voters as well as potential candidates who wish to run for office.
Our normal hours of operation can be found on our contact page.
If would like to view what your ballot will look like for the upcoming election please visit the Secretary of State’s website and view the Sample Ballots. Here you can not only find your personal ballot, but a copy of each ballot in the entire state of Kentucky. Please use the additional links below to answer your election related questions.
Important Election Information and External Election Links:
- Absentee Ballot Information
- Military and Overseas Voters
- Poll Locations
- Verify Your Precinct Location
- Sample Ballot with Candidates
- Live Election Results
Important Election Dates
Mail-In Absentee Ballot –
Saturday, April 1st – Online mail-in absentee request portal to open
(45 days before the election).
Tuesday, May 2nd – online mail-in absentee request portal to close
(14 days before the election) at 11:59PM
Ballots for the May 2023 Primary may be returned by mail, or to the secure drop box located inside the Martin County Clerk’s Office during normal business hours of 8:00 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday. Ballots must be received in the clerk’s office by May 16th at 6:00pm.
In-Person Excuse Absentee – May 3rd, 4th, 5th and May 8th, 9th and 10th, 2023
In-Person No-Excuse Absentee – May 11th, 12th and 13th, 2023
Election Day – May 16th, 2023