Absentee Voter Information
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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

Absentee Voter Information
Kentucky registered voters may vote at the precinct in which they are assigned, on Election Day or, if eligible, may cast an absentee ballot by mail or walk-in at the county clerk's office prior to Election Day. Kentucky law does not provide for early voting or unexcused absentee voting. You must fulfill one of the following criteria to be eligible to vote Absentee:

  • You are a voter whose employment location requires you to be absent from the county all hours and all days on Election Day
  • You are military personnel confined to a military base or are overseas on Election Day
  • You are a student or resident who temporarily reside outside of the county
  • You are a voter or spouse of a voter who has surgery scheduled that will require hospitalization on Election Day
  • You are unable to go to the polls on Election Day due to age, disability, or illness
  • You are a pregnant women in your third trimester
  • You are a precinct election officer appointed to serve in a precinct location other than their own
  • You are a Deputy County Clerk
  • You are a county or state Board of Elections staff


Medical Emergency Ballots

In case of a medical emergency within 14 days of an election, a registered voter and the registered voter’s spouse may apply for an absentee ballot. The application shall state that the emergency condition occurred within the 14 day period.


Military and Overseas Voters-Federal Post Card Application 

The Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot is for use by service members, their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction and U.S. citizens residing overseas. These ballots can be used as a backup when you are living outside your voting residence, have applied for a regular State ballot through the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) and have not received the requested State ballot in time to vote by the election deadline.

Criteria for voters eligible to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot:

  • A member of the Uniformed Services on active duty, or an eligible spouse or dependent
  • A U.S. citizen temporarily residing outside the U.S.
  • A U.S. citizen overseas by virtue of employment or accompanying spouse or dependent
  • Other U.S. citizen residing outside of the U.S. 


For more information on absentee voting please contact our
Election Center at 859-624-4703 #2




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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



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