Important Election Dates

Mail-In Absentee Ballot

Saturday, April 1st – Online mail-in absentee request portal to open
(45 days before the election).

Tuesday, May 2nd – online mail-in absentee request portal to close
(14 days before the election) at 11:59PM

Ballots for the May 2023 Primary may be returned by mail, or to the secure drop box located inside the Whitley County Clerk’s Office during normal business hours of 8:00 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday. Ballots must be received in the clerk’s office by May 16th at 6:00pm.

In-Person Excuse Absentee –  May 3rd, 4th, 5th and May 8th, 9th and 10th, 2023

In-Person No-Excuse Absentee – May 11th, 12th and 13th, 2023

Election Day – May 16th, 2023

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Become a Registered Voter

Absentee Voting

Absentee Ballot Request

Become a Poll Worker
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KY Needs Poll Workers!

KY State Website
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Become A Candidate

Military Voters
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Military and overseas voters

All active-duty military or overseas voters are eligible for absentee ballots by using the electronic system. Please visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program

Polling Places
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Find My Precinct and District

County Board of Elections Meetings are held on:
Last Tuesday of every month
At 9:00am at the Whitley County Courthouse

Where Can I vote?

County Board of Elections Members

  • Carolyn Willis, Chair
  • William “Bill” Elliotte, Sheriff
  • Nancy Jones, Republican Member
  • Herman Moore, Democratic Member

Whitley County Clerk

Carolyn Willis

Office Hours


Monday:  7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Tue-Fri:   7:30 AM to 4:30 PM


Monday:  8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Tue-Fri:   8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

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Contact Details

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 8
Williamsburg, KY 40769


200 Main St #2
Williamsburg, KY 40769


(606) 549-6002
(606) 549-6003
Fax: (606) 549-2790
Email: [email protected]

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