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2020 Primary Election Information

By Lisa Greer
Adair County Clerk

Due to the pandemic, our Governor postponed Primary Election Day to June 23, 2020 (Executive Order 2020-296). With this Executive Order the Governor worked with our Secretary of State to create the order that changes the manner by which this election will be conducted. Using the Executive Order, the State Board of Elections created emergency regulations and procedures to follow. Hopefully, this style of election will drastically reduce any potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus for the voter and for election workers.

Reminder: this only applies to the June 23, 2020 Primary

The postponement, executive order, and regulations were all created so that this election can be safe, secure, and successful. Along with this decision the Adair County Board of Elections has developed a plan to facilitate in-person early voting for those that feel their liberties are being infringed upon. With this two-front approach to the election, we feel that every voter will have ample opportunity to practice their right to vote.

What to Expect:

  • 1. A postcard will be sent out from the State Board of Election to all registered voters informing them of the changes and how to get a ballot. Reminder these will go out to all registered voters in Adair County, but the only parties that have anything to vote for on the ballots are Republicans and Democrats. If you would like to confirm that your voter registration information is correct you may do so by going on line at or calling us to check. The last day to register to vote is May 26, 2020.

  • 2. If at all possible, the Governor, Secretary of State, and State Board of Elections is asking registered voters to request a paper ballot be mailed to your address in order to vote. You may request a ballot by the following:

    • By Phone: 270-384-2801
    • By Email:,
    • Please be prepared to submit the following: your full name, date of birth, and your mailing address, cell/home phone. This applies to requesting by phone or email.
    • A secure online portal will be available through the State Board of Elections' website in a few weeks that will require personal identifiable information. It is expected to be up and running in two weeks. As soon as we receive that information, we will make it available to you

  • 3. The ballot can be mailed back to my office postmarked no later than June 23, 2020 (a returned postage paid envelope will be included) or dropped off in a secure ballot drop box located inside the annex. The box will be in place closer to the end of May or first of June. All mailed ballots will go through a signature match for security before being counted.


  • 5. The centralized location for all precincts will be held in the basement of the Annex Building and will be open to provide an in-person option for anyone who chooses not to vote by mail, beginning June 8 through June 22, 2020. The address is 424 Public Square, Columbia KY 42728. Monday-Friday from 8amCT to 4pmCT and on Saturday June 13, 2020 and June 20, 2020, from 8amCT to 11amCT.

  • 6. Election Day: All precincts will be closed on Election Day. One polling location in the basement of the Annex Building will be open to provide an in-person option for anyone who can't vote by mail. Address is 424 Public Square, Columbia KY 42728, from 6amCT to 6pmCT. We ask that everyone please be prepared to practice CDC guidelines for social distancing.

  • 7. Things to consider and be prepared to have ready if you are voting in person:

    • Please be prepared to wear a face mask if at all possible to help protect our workers and other voters
    • You will be asked to confirm your identity, the quickest way being a driver's license or one of the following:

      • Personal acquaintance with election officer
      • Social security card
      • Credit Card
      • Any ID card with picture and signature of voter
      • Any Kentucky State government issued ID card and
      • Any United States government issued ID card
    • Therefore, please have one of these out and ready.

We recognize this is a new and unfamiliar way to vote. It is the County Board of Election and the County Clerk's Office's highest duty to perform fair, honest elections, and we take this responsibility extremely seriously.

These regulations and changes are for this June 23, 2020 Primary only. If you have any questions, please call the Adair County Clerk's Office at 270-384-2801.

Thank you,
Adair County Board of Elections

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