Election Officer Information

As we head into the New Year we will be getting ready for our May 2023 Primary Election.  This election will be the Governors Race.  We will be ready to take Election Officer Applications starting in March.  Once the new applications are created and we have a day selected for training, the application will be posted on the website.  We hope that the voters in Christian County will be as eager and willing to work this election as they were to work the last one.
As most of you know, the pay for working the election is $300.00, in order to work you must attend the training class that will take place a week before the election.  If you do not show at the class you can not work the election.  The classes will be a little different than they were in November, but hopefully for the Election Officer it will be more informative.  If you would like to receive the application by mail please call our office at (270) 887-4105 ext. 4.

Absentee & Early Voting

  • Saturday, April 1, 2023, the Online mail-in request portal to open (45 days before the election).  (KRS 117.085 (1)(f)
  • Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at 11:59 pm, the online mail-in absentee request portal to close (14 days before the election).  (KRS 117.085 (1)(f)
  • Tuesday, May 2, 2023 to Tuesday, May 16, 2023 a Voter or their legally authorized agent may submit a notarized paper application for an absentee ballot because of a medical emergency (within 14 days or less of an election).  (KRS 117.077)
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2023 to Friday, May 5, 2023 and May 8, 2023 to May 10, 2023 Excused, In-Person Absentee Voting: qualified voters may make an application to cast an absentee ballot during normal business hours, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, during the 6 business days immediately preceding the Thursday of no-excuse in-person absentee voting period.  A VOTER MUST HAVE ONE OF THE DESIGNATED REASONS TO CAST A BALLOT DURING THE PERIOD.       (KRS 117.076 (2). CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF DESIGNATED REASONS
  • Excused In-person Absentee Voting will take place at the CHRISTIAN COUNTY CLERKS OFFICE LOCATED AT 511 S. MAIN ST.
  • Thursday, May 11, 2023, May 12, 2023 & May 13, 2023 In-person NO-EXCUSE absentee voting to be conducted. in the county clerk's office or other places designated by the County Board of Elections and approved by the State Board of Elections. (KRS 117.076 (1)
  • Our In-person NO-Excuse voting will take place at the following 2 locations:  JAMES BRUCE CONVENTION CENTER LOCATED AT 303 CONFERENCE CENTER DR & THE SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER LOCATED AT 1402 W. 7TH ST.

Election Day

Primary Election Day-May 16, 2023 (first Tuesday after third Monday in May)*

  • Polls open from 6:00 am until 6:00 pm*
  • County Board of Elections to be in session all day*
  • County Board of Elections to meet at County Clerk's Office at 8 am to count absentee ballots, but the absentee ballot results shall not be made public until after 6:00 pm*
  • Mail-in absentee ballots must be received by Clerk before 6:00 pm election night*

Information contained in an application for an absentee ballot shall not be made public until after the close of business hours on Election Day for which the application applies.  There is no prohibition to disclose at any time, upon request, the total number of applications for absentee ballots that have been filed.

*KRS 118.025 (3), KRS 118.035 (1), KRS 117.086 (1)(b), KRS 117.087(3), (7), & KRS 117.085 (12)

Voter Precinct Information

Click HERE to visit the Kentucky Voter Information Center. This link will provide you with your individual voter information, precinct information and legislative districts information. If you notice your information is listed incorrectly, please contact our office ASAP at (270) 887-4107 ext. 4.

Military and Overseas Voting

Poll Hours

Polls open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. on Election Day.  Questions about voting may be answered by calling (270) 887-4105 ext. 4.
The Kentucky Secretary of States Office has launched a new webpage called Rumor Control Page.  It offers information on voting machines, counting votes, and other election processes.  Please feel free to check this page out at www.sos.ky.gov.