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The big day — aka Election Day — is nearly one month away, and we’ve done the Googling so you don’t have to. To make this election as easy as possible, we’ve curated need-to-know information about registering, how and where to vote, and those who are running opposed in the general election.
First things first
Here are some crucial dates to ensure your voice is heard:
- Tuesday, Oct. 10: Deadline to register to vote. Check your eligibility + registration.
- Tuesday, Oct. 24: Deadline to receive mail-in absentee ballots
- Thursday, Nov. 2-Saturday, Nov. 4: Early voting begins
- Tuesday, Nov. 7: General election
🗳️ Find your polling location
Fayette County polling places will be open on Election Day from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you’re unsure where to go, click here for your polling location.
Can’t make it on election day? Any registered voter who has not requested a mail-in absentee ballot may cast an unexcused in-person absentee ballot. This option will be available Thursday, Nov. 2-Saturday, Nov. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at various locations.
Excused in-person absentee voting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 25-Wednesday, Nov. 1 at the County Clerk’s office, 162 E. Main St., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mail-in absentee ballots must be received by mail or placed in the dropbox outside the County Clerk’s office by 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 to be counted.
The following positions have at least two people running for office. Those running unopposed in the primary election are not listed. Find all current positions in the election.
- Attorney General
- State Treasurer
- Secretary of State
- Auditor of Public Accounts
- Commissioner of Agriculture
- Commonwealth’s Attorney
- State Representative District 93
- County Clerk
- School Board - Division 1
Want to know exactly who your choices are for the election? Head here + fill out the requested information for a sample ballot based on your district.
🗳️ The candidates
Here are the candidates that will be on the ballot in Fayette County, listed in alphabetical order by last name.
Secretary of State
Auditor of Public Accounts
Commissioner of Agriculture
- Kimberly Henderson Baird, Democrat (running unopposed)
State Representative District 93
School Board - Division 1 (Non-Partisan)
* Indicates incumbent
** We tried our best to include links to the candidate’s election website or election Facebook/Instagram account. If those were unavailable, we tried to find a link including the most information. If you know of a better link that represents any of the above candidates, please let us know.