Kentucky’s primary election day is June 23.

But, the coronavirus is still making it unsafe to go to the polls.

So, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed an order recently allowing Kentucky residents to vote by mail in the upcoming primary election.

Seniors – one of the at-risk groups of the coronavirus – are encouraged to vote by mail.

In Fayette County, the best way to request an application is to email the elections department at

The email should include:

1. Reason for the request (age)

2. Name

3. Date of birth

4. Fayette County address

Anyone who doesn’t have access to email can mail the request to: Fayette County Clerk Elections Department 162 E. Main St. Lexington, KY 40507

You may also call 859-253-8352 and leave a message, someone will return your call.

The Governor said the State Board of Elections are working on a plan to safely conduct limited in-person voting and a possible drive-through voting option, so that those voters who cannot vote by mail can exercise their right to vote.

Kentucky’s Secretary of State Michael Adams recently released details to his plan.

“This plan fulfills my promise to make it easy to vote and hard to cheat,” said Adams. “Through expanding absentee voting – with appropriate safeguards – limiting the number of polling sites, and adopting in-person voting methods that limit personal contact, we prevent Mother Nature from disenfranchising Kentucky voters, while we also protect the lives of both our voters and our poll workers.”

“This plan is not vote-by-mail, West Coast-style,” Adams continued. “This plan has ballot integrity built in, and for the first time in a decade cleans up our voter rolls, a signal accomplishment.”