This past week, we celebrated National Voter Registration Day. Thousands of organizations and people all across the country rallied together to register people to do the one thing that is essential for a representative democracy-vote. These activities always remind me just how sacred the right to vote is to us. In just a few short weeks, Kentuckians will have the opportunity to exercise that very important right once again in the November election.
I would also like to remind you that, in order to be eligible to vote in this November’s election, you must register to vote by October 7. There are a couple different ways you can go about doing this. You can register to vote online by visiting govoteKY.com, or you may stop by the local county clerk’s office and fill out a voter registration card.
You may have also heard some discussion in the media recently about an “inactive” of registered voters. While there is a list of inactive voters that was compiled by the State Board of Elections, those on that list can still vote in the November election. A group of approximately 150,000 voters have been mailed a card that notifies them of their inactive status. If you received one of these cards, then you know there are two ways to come off the inactive list – vote or update your voter information. This group actually has until November 2022 to update their information, or simply vote, before they are removed from the voter rolls entirely.
If you did not get a card in the mail, but are concerned about your status, visit govoteKY.com to review your voter information.
I urge you, get out and vote this November. Our nation is stronger when citizens exercise their constitutional right to vote. Our nation was founded on the principle that everyone gets to have a say in who represents them.
As always, I can be reached at home anytime or through the toll-free message line in Frankfort at 1-800-372-7181. You can also contact me via e-mail at Deanna.Frazier@lrc.ky.gov. You can also keep track of committee meetings and potential legislation through the Kentucky Legislature Home Page at www.lrc.ky.gov. You can also follow me on Facebook @RepFrazier or on Twitter @deanna_ky.