Voting in Kentucky
I hope this message helps inform people about their voting options here in Kentucky.
I am writing to you all on the behalf of the KSCSW Advocacy Committee.
I hope everyone is registered to vote and plans to do so. Registration closed last week on October the 5th. As you all know this is a big election year for Americans and Kentuckians in general.
Voting is essential and should be the right of every citizen in the United States. It’s a great way to let your voices be heard and to make real change. If you feel like your voice is not being heard or if a particular candidate doesn’t support your interests. Then, you should vote to remove them from office. Additionally, if you believe you can promote your community and make crucial changes in the government you should consider running for office. There have been numerous seasoned political candidates (over the last 3 years) that were challenged, defeated, and upsetted by new candidates.
There are multiple local elections here in the state of Kentucky. For instance, Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a seasoned candidate who has been in office for 36 years. He is running for re-election this November against Amy McGrath (and two other candidates) a democrat from Edgewood, Kentucky. Another big local election is the Kentucky Supreme Court 7th District. The two candidates running for this position are Robert Conley who is a judge for the Kentucky 20th Circuit Court and Chris Harris (a democrat) who is a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing District 93.
There are also elections for the U.S. House, State Senate, State House etc. To find out more information concerning the elections coming up and the candidates running check out this website: https://ballotpedia.org/Kentucky.
Furthermore, early voting here in Kentucky starts on Tuesday, October the 13th. Additionally, the times you can vote are Monday thru Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Some of these places include Northside Branch Library, Dunbar Center, and BCTC Leestown Campus. If you plan on voting by absentee ballot or by mail-in ballot make sure to follow all the rules and instructions so your vote is counted and not sent back to you. Also, I’m pretty sure you have to sign it. There are multiple sights in town to vote early. Here is a link/ website to check out where you can vote early at
Make sure you all have masks and possibly gloves on (or sanitize/wash your hands immediately after voting in-person) if you plan to early vote at one of these sights. Stay safe everyone.
Titus Covington, Advocacy Committee Member Kentucky Society for Clinical Social Work
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