Mike Johnston

​​​​​​​Carter County Clerk

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November 08, 2017: Earliest date for the affixing of signatures on candidate filing forms for an office on the ballot of 2018. Earliest date for candidates to file for an office on the ballot of 2018.

December 31, 2017: Last day to change political party affiliation and be eligible to vote in that political party affiliation's upcoming primary election. Since the 31st falls on a Sunday you would need to have it in the office by December 28, 2017 at 4:00 pm. ** NOTE ** Not all parties will be on the ballot in the primary election 

If you are 18 before the General Election, November 06, 2018, you can register to vote. 

January 30, 2018 at 4:00 pm; Candidate filing deadline, last day to file nomination papers for candidates who must run in primary election. 

Cutoff dates on new registrations is April 23, 2018 for primary election and October 10, 2018 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:  http://elect.ky.gov/contactcountyclerks/pages/default.aspx(On 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.

Candidates for Nomination in the Primary Election


Resource Links

Printable Voter Registration Card

Voter Registration Card (PDF)

Sample Ballot

​2015 Carter County Sample Ballot (PDF)

Alphabetical Index of Clerks by County  


Voter Information Center https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/VIC

Candidate Filing