Voter Rights and Responsibilities

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Election Center Contact

Physical Location:
Madison County Courthouse
1st Floor - Election Center
Richmond, KY 40475

Contact Numbers:
(Phone) 859-624-4703 Option 2
(Fax) 859-624-4954

Office Hours: M-F 8:00AM - 4:30PM

Voter Rights and Responsibilities

 

As a Kentucky voter, you have the right to:

        • Vote if you are a registered voter
        • Ask questions on election procedures
        • Review a sample ballot before voting
        • Vote in a privacy and free from coercion or intimidation
        • Have non-discriminatory equal access to the election system for all voters, including elderly, disabled, minority, military and overseas citizens.
        • Vote if you are in line to vote by 6:00 p.m., prevailing time on Election Day
        • Occupy the voting booth up to two minutes if other voters are waiting in line
        • Have your ballot count if it is cast legally and timely
        • Vote in an accessible voting place
        • Vote a provisional ballot if
          • Voter name does not appear on the precinct roster and whose registration status cannot be determined by the precinct officer
          • Voter name does not appear on the precinct roster and who has been verified as ineligible to vote
          • Voter does not have identification
          • Voter is voting as a result of Federal or State Court Order or any Order under state law in effect 10 days prior to Election Day which extends polling hours
          • Voter has been challenged by all four precinct election officers
        • Receive assistance in voting if you are blind, have a physical disability, or have an inability to read English.  (The person assisting you can be someone you choose or the two precinct election judges.)
        • Skip races if your ballot has multiple issues.  You are not required to vote in every race. Blank sections on your ballot will not affect any of the other votes you have cast.
        • Request and have an immediate hearing before the County Board of Elections on Election Day if your eligibility to vote is questioned.  Any decision of the County Board of Elections may be immediately appealed to a Circuit Judge.

 

As a Kentucky voter, you have the responsibility to:

        • Register to vote at least 29 days before the election
        • Respect the privacy and voting rights of others
        • Follow instructions concerning election procedures
        • Follow all federal and state voting rights of others
        • Review your ballot before casting it to ensure it is complete and correct
        • Treat election officers and other voters with courtesy and respect
        • Be informed about the candidates and issues on the ballot
        • Keep your voter registration and address records current

 

Under State or Federal law, it is a crime for a voter willfully and knowingly to:

        • Impersonate another person in order to vote or attempt to vote
        • Vote or attempt to vote under a false name
        • Vote or attempt to vote more than once in the same election
        • Influence or attempt to influence a voter’s voting decision through the use of force, threat, menace, intimidation, bribery, reward, or offer of reward.

 

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If you believe that your right to vote has been violated, please contact any of the following:

Precinct Election Officers

County Clerk / Board of Elections 624-4703 #2

State Board of Elections (502-573-7100)

Attorney General’s Election Fraud Hotline (800) 328-8683

 

 

Elections Calendar

Mar
30

03.30.2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Apr
27

04.27.2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

May
25

05.25.2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Jun
22

06.22.2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Jul
27

07.27.2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

2014 kbarger profilev2A native of Richmond, Kentucky, Clerk Kenny Barger graduated from Madison Central High School and also attended Eastern Kentucky University.  Prior to his election in 2010, Clerk Kenny Barger worked in his family’s business, Barger’s Towing and Recovery, and as Manager at Mikron Industries, Inc., both located in Richmond, Kentucky. 

Current Term: 2015 - 2018
First Elected: 2010

 

 

Our Locations:

Richmond Location:

101 W Main Street

Richmond, KY 40475

Berea Location:

304 Chestnut Street

Berea, KY 40403

Hours of Operation for All Locations:

Mon. to Fri. 8am to 4:30pm
Phone:

859-624-4703