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2024 Primary Election information

From Lisa Greer
Adair County Clerk

Kentucky's Primary Election will be held on May 21, 2024. Kentucky is a closed primary state, which means that voters must vote the party they are registered. If you are not sure of your party registration, or where to vote, you can review your voter registration information at, or by calling the Adair Co. Clerk's Office at 270-384-2801.

If you are unable to vote at the polls on Election Day, there are a few more days to request an Absentee Mail-in Ballot. An absentee mail-in ballot can be requested through the close of business on May 7, 2024, by calling the Clerk's Office at 270-384-2801, or before 11:59pmET on May 7, 2024 at

Voters must have one of the designated reasons below to request an absentee Mail-In Ballot:

  • 1. I am a covered voter under the Kentucky Uniform Military and Overseas Act, KRS 117A.010
  • 2. I am a student who temporarily resides outside the county of my residence.
  • 3. I am incarcerated in jail but have not been convicted of the crime for which I have been charged.
  • 4. I have changed my place of residence to a different state during a period in which my new state's voter registration books are closed (you will receive a ballot only for the offices of President and Vice-President of the United States).
  • 5. I am temporarily residing outside of Kentucky but am still eligible to vote in the state
  • 6. I will be absent from my county of residence on Election Day and on all of the days that in-person absentee voting is conducted.
  • 7. I am a participant in the Secretary of State's crime victim address confidentiality program.
  • 8. I am not able to appear at the polls on Election Day or on the days in-person absentee voting is conducted on account of age, disability, or illness and I have not been declared mentally disabled by a court of competent jurisdiction.
Note that you must request a ballot for every election if you qualify and want a ballot mailed. Be prepared to provide required information.

Ballots can be returned by mail or to the Ballot Drop-off Box located in the Adair County Clerk's Office, 424 Public Square, Ste3, Columbia KY, during normal business hours. All ballots regardless of mail or drop off must be returned by 6pmCT on Election Day, May 21, 2024.

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