Option of voting by absentee ballots available

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding people who will be unable to get the polls on Election Day that they may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot.

Soldiers deployed abroad and students on out-of-state campuses are among those eligible.

State law allows essentially anyone who will be traveling and not able to get to their local polls to cast absentee ballots ahead of the May 22 primary.

That courtesy also is extended to the elderly and disabled. People in the hospital and, in some instances, jail also can vote absentee.

Voters can contact local county clerks to request mail-in absentee ballots. Several counties already are open to in-person absentee voting, including Anderson, Bourbon, Boyd, Franklin, Harrison, Jefferson, Jessamine, Johnson, Mercer, Montgomery, Nicholas, Scott, Shelby, and Trimble.

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