Spencer County Clerk
The Spencer County Board of Elections is required to change the voting process for the upcoming Primary Election on June 23, 2020 due to Governor Beshear’s Executive Order on April 24, 2020. These changes are due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Secretary of State, Michael Adams, and the KY State Board of Elections agreed and passed Emergency Regulation 31 KAR 4:190E. Each registered voter in Spencer County should have received a post card from the KY State Board of Elections along with instructions on how to apply for a by-mail, paper absentee ballot at GOVOTEKY.COM. This web portal is the fastest way to apply for an absentee ballot. We are working as quickly as possible to get your requested ballot into the USPS for you, however we expect several days delay as we catch up with the initial amount of ballot requests.
The by-mail paper absentee ballot election process will potentially reduce exposure to the Covid-19 virus for both voters and precinct workers.
The Emergency Regulation 31 KAR 4:190E requires all voters to be able to receive a by-mail paper ballot, or vote in-person absentee, or to vote in person on Election Day for those who feel more comfortable with the traditional voting process. These are the options available to voters for this Primary Election. We feel that every voter will have ample opportunity to exercise their right to vote and we expect a large turnout because of these efforts.
The KY State Board of Election’s online web portal, GOVOTEKY.COM, was released on Friday, May 22, 2020. This is now the primary way to request a by-mail paper absentee ballot.
Please contact our office only if you are unable to request your ballot online at GOVOTEKY.COM. Our office hours are 8am – 4:30 pm to request a paper ballot if you have an online problem. Our phone number is 502-477-3215.
In-person absentee voting will be located at the Vocational Rehab Building located at 80 East Main Street. Voting there will start on June 8, 2020 through June 22nd, and polls will be open 8AM – 12 NOON and 1:00 PM-4:00 PM. Voting at this location will be set up just as a regular precinct. Although an appointment is preferred, all voters will be allowed to vote at this time, but those making an appointment will be served first at their appointment time.
The Primary Election on June 23, 2020 will be held at the at the Spencer County High School, located at 520 Taylorsville, Ky. The hours will be 6AM – 6PM. According to KY state law, anyone in line at 6pm will be brought into the building and voting will continue until all voters have voted.
There will be NO other precinct locations used on Election Day, June 23, 2020.
CDC guidelines on social distancing will be posted.
It is the Spencer County Board of Elections’s duty to provide fair, honest elections and we take this responsibility seriously. We are working to ensure the integrity of the election process; anyone found attempting to subvert this process will be reported to the Commonwealth Attorney’s office for prosecution.
These are challenging times and we ask Spencer County voters to work with us in conducting a safe Primary Election, whether you choose to take advantage of the by-mail paper absentee ballot, in-person absentee voting or Election Day voting.
Chair –Spencer County Board of Elections