December 31st 2021: Last day to change your party for the Primary election.

April 2nd 2022: First day to request mail in Absentee Ballot. If able you will need to request ballot at then we will forward your ballot to you.

May 2nd 2022: Last day to request mail in Absentee Ballot.

May 4th - 11th, 2022: In Person Absentee Voting from 8:30-4:00. 

May 12th - 14th, 2022: Early Voting from 6am-6pm.

May 17th, 2022: Primary Election Day.

June 7th, 2022: Filing Deadline for General Election.


Carter County Kentucky Voter Registration

If you reside in a county other than Carter, please use the following link to search for the Clerk’s Office for your county: a mobile device, this link may be redirected to the Kentucky State Board of Elections mobile site. If so, tap on Election Results, tap on Menu at the top-right or the screen, and choose Results by County.) 

Before registering to vote in Carter County Kentucky, registrants must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Must be 18 years old on or before the general election 
    (If the registrant is 17 years old, but will be 18 at on or by the date of the general election,
    voting is possible if the registrant meets all other requirements.)
  • Must not claim the right to vote outside of Kentucky
  • Must live in Kentucky at the address provided on the registration card
  • Must not be a convicted felon
    (Only convicted felons who have had civil rights restored through executive pardon may register.)
  • Must not have been deemed “mentally incompetent” by a court of law

Completing the Voter Registration Card

Follow the instructions below to complete the voter registration card. 

  1. Print the Voter Registration Card.
  2. Use blue or black ink—not pencil—to fill out the card.
  3. If you answer “no” to either A or B, do not complete the card.
  4. The registration card is also used to submit changes in previous registration information, so check the reason(s) for submission.
  5. Leave the sections concerning precinct code, precinct name, town, and other code blank. These will be completed by the County Clerk’s Office.
  6. Please fill out the following information: 

    Social Security Number
    Date of Birth
    County of Residence—Please Print
    Work Phone
    Home Phone
    Last Name, First Name, Middle Name)—Please Print
    Suffix (if applicable)
    Street Address (P.O. Boxes not accepted for Street Address)—Please Print
    Mailing Address (if different from Street Address)—Please Print
    Political Party
  7. Carefully read the rest of the card before signing.
  8. If a “mark” is used by the registrant in place of a signature due to disabilities or other reasons, two witnesses are also required to sign.
  9. Mail the completed card to:

    Mike Johnston
    Carter County Clerk
    300 W. Main Street, Room 232
    Grayson, Kentucky 41143

When the Clerk’s Office receives and processes your registration, you should receive a card which either verifies your registration was successful and provides you with your precinct and voting locations or informs you of any problems.

Resource Links


​​​​​​​Carter County Clerk

Olive Hill location open this Saturday.

Mike Johnston

Drop Box Locations:

Ballot Drop box locations are in the Old Courthouse on the 2nd floor and in the Olive Hill Clerk's office.

​​​​​Printable Voter Registration Card

Voter Registration Card (PDF)

Sample Ballot

2022 Primary Election

Republican Register of Candidates for Primary
Democrat Register of Candidates for Primary

Alphabetical Index of Clerks by County

Voter Information Center

Precinct Locations 

Precinct Locations.pdf

Verify your location at