Purchase Long Term Care Ombudsman Advocating Voting Rights for Residents in Long Term Care

With visitation restrictions due to COVID-19, residents will need additional support to vote.  Voting is a basic resident right.  During the 2020 General Election, any registered voter may request to receive an absentee ballot in the mail. 

Each resident has the right to request for an absentee ballot.  The request can be found online by visiting  http://govoteky.com/ and clicking “Absentee Ballot Request”.  Facilities should help residents with voting when the resident is unable to complete the process.


Election day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

The deadline to register online to vote is Monday October 5, 2020

The deadline for registering by mail to vote is (postmarked by) Monday, October 5, 2020

The deadline to register in person to vote is Monday, October 5, 2020

The deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The early voting period runs from Tuesday, October 13, 2020 to Monday, November 2, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.

Please call the Purchase Area Development District and ask for Sarah Dodd

270-251-6120 or email us

Published on July 28, 2020