New Voter ID Law

Kentucky Voting

If you cannot obtain a photo ID due to fear of contracting COVID-19 or because your clerk or DMV office is closed, you will not be required to present a photo ID when voting.

The new Voter ID Law in Kentucky took effect July 15.

If you do not have a driver’s license or commercial license AND will be 18 by Election Day, there is NO FEE to obtain a personal identification card from your local circuit clerk’s office. Find more about obtaining an ID here.

  • Any of the following forms of ID will be accepted, as long as the ID contains a picture and printed name: A driver’s license A commercial driver’s license Any ID issued by a public or private university anywhere in the U.S. An ID issued by the U.S. or commonwealth of Kentucky An ID issued by the U.S. Department of Defense, a branch of the uniformed services, the Merchant Marines or Kentucky National Guard An ID issued by any city, county, urban-county, charter county, consolidated local or unified local governments that are located in the commonwealth of Kentucky
  • If you do not not have a photo ID at the time of voting, you may sign a statement providing why you could not obtain a photo ID.
  • A copy of a photo ID is not required to vote by mail.