Mail-in Ballot Box Location

If you have received a Mail-in Ballot and do not wish to mail it back, there is a Secure Ballot Drop Box located on the front porch of the Courthouse at 2 West Main St. Taylorsville, KY 40071. Please call the Spencer County Clerk’s Office at (502) 477-3215 if you have any questions.

Important Location for Voting

In-person no excuse early voting:

Excused in house absentee voting: 

Absentee Ballot Drop off box: 

Kentucky Election FAQ

Q: Do Kentucky’s Voting Machines Connect to the Internet?

A: No, Kentucky voting equipment is ever connected to the Internet. Votes are tabulated by the County Board of Elections using a calculator. No Kentucky voting machine contains a modem — it is not allowed by Kentucky law or certification rules.

The Internet has nothing to do with counting election totals. Tabulations of the voting machines are done by the poll workers at each of the nearly 4,000 precincts.  Those results are then driven to the County Clerk’s office.  The County Clerk uses a computer which is NOT connected to the internet to consolidate the results.  Once this has been completed, the election results are transferred to a brand-new flash drive.

Q: Is Hand-Counting the Most Secure Way to Count Ballots?

A: No, hand-counting ballots would result in fraud and would delay the results by weeks. Kentucky voters amended our state constitution to allow for voting machines to be used after experiencing fraud from hand-counting. Returning to hand-count would lead to more fraud, and eliminate election night reporting, as weeks would be needed to count millions of ballots.

  1. Are Kentucky’s Voting Machines Tested for Accuracy?

A: County Boards of Elections appoint an Accuracy Board to test every voting machine used in an election. The Accuracy Board certifies that the voting machines work as intended and accurately report votes cast.  31 KAR 2:020​

The County Clerk, County Board of Elections and Precinct Election Officers maintain additional safeguards by documenting the chain of custody of machines. This includes verifying serial numbers of machines, verifying seals placed on the machines, checking counter numbers of the machines at the beginning of an election, and checking counter numbers of the machines at the end of the election. Further, the public are invited to a public examination of the machines. KRS 117.165​.

Q: What are the Barcodes on the Ballots Used For? 

A: The bar scans on ballots are not connected to the voter. The bar codes on ballots ensure that the scanners recognize the ballot style and contests to be tabulated. The grids on a paper ballot ensure the ballots are entered into the scanner correctly and allows for confirmation of the voter’s intent by lining up their selections. Each of these processes goes through Logic and Accuracy testing by the County Board of Elections or 2 persons appointed by the County Board of Elections to ensure the voter’s intent is captured.

Q: Who is the Best Source for Questions on Elections?

A: Election officials are the only source for accurate and up-to-date information about our elections. Any questions or concerns about the integrity of Kentucky elections should be directed to County Clerks, the State Board of Elections, or the Secretary of State.

Register to Vote

Registering to vote is easy and convenient! (Register Online! ) The following requirements must be met in order to register:

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen and a Kentucky resident for a minimum of 28 days.
  • You must be 18 years of age by the date of the next general election(usually the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November). You are eligible to vote in the May primary election if you will be 18 by the November general election.
  • You must have not been convicted of a felony. If you have been convicted of a felony, your civil rights must have been restored in order to be eligible to vote.
  • You must not have been judged mentally incompetent in a court of law.
  • You must not claim the right to vote anywhere outside of Kentucky. If you are able to meet the above requirements, you may register to vote by completing a voter registration card and submitting it to the County Clerk’s office. If you prefer, A FORM CAN BE MAILED TO YOU (by requesting it), you can download a form from this website, or you may pick up a form at the County Clerk’s office.

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