Every State, Every Vote: Gov. Andy Beshear Issues Executive Order Allowing All Kentuckians to Vote By Mail in June Primary

Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear issued an executive order that will allow all Kentuckians to vote by mail in the June 23 primary election. This bipartisan agreement that Gov. Beshear released with Kentucky’s Republican Secretary of State will help ensure that all Kentuckians are able to exercise their right to vote safely and securely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the announcement, Gov. Beshear stated: “We are committed to making sure this election will be held in a safe manner while we are in this worldwide health pandemic.” The governor is also working on a plan to safely conduct in-person voting that includes a potential drive-through voting option so Kentuckians who cannot vote by mail can still exercise their constitutional right to vote.

Read more about Gov. Beshear’s executive order below and learn how Democratic governors are fighting to expand access to the ballot box at EveryStateEveryVote.com.

Louisville Courier Journal: Gov. Andy Beshear signs order allowing all to mail-in vote for Kentucky’s June 23 primary

Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear signed a monumental executive order Friday allowing Kentucky’s registered voters to mail-in their ballot for the state’s rescheduled primary election on June 23.

The order is a byproduct of a bipartisan agreement with Republican Secretary of State Michael Adams, and comes weeks after a messy fight in Wisconsin that forced voters to go to the polls, leading several to get sick with the coronavirus.

Beshear and Adams have been in talks for weeks about the best way for Kentuckians to exercise their right to vote amid the outbreak.

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Associated Press: Coronavirus election: Kentucky governor’s order allows voting by mail in primary

Gov. Andy Beshear signed an order Friday allowing Kentucky residents to vote by mail in the upcoming primary election, which had already been pushed back to June because of the coronavirus.

State elections officials also are working on a plan for limited in-person voting and possible drive-thru voting for the June 23 primary, the governor’s office said.

The Democratic governor’s order allowing mail-in voting came a day after Republican Secretary of State Michael Adams offered his recommendations on how to proceed with the primary in midst of a public health crisis. Beshear’s order outlines procedures to be in place for the primary.

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Times-Tribune: All Kentucky voters will all be able to vote by mail-in ballot in June primary

Kentucky voters will all be allowed to vote by mail for the primary election that was moved to June 23 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Governor Andy Beshear and Secretary of State Michael Adams said on Friday they have reached an agreement on how the state’s primary elections, special elections and local option elections scheduled for June 23, 2020, will be conducted given the global health pandemic.

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Spectrum News: Procedures for Kentucky’s Upcoming Elections Determined

Kentucky’s primary election will be a safe election with absentee voting allowed for all registered voters.

Governor Andy Beshear (D) and Secretary of State Michael Adams (R) announced an agreement Friday on how the state’s primary elections, special elections, and local option elections set for June 23, 2020, will take place due to coronavirus.

Beshear signed an Executive Order after receiving a formal letter from Adams on Thursday.

“Today’s Executive Order and regulations that will be created by the Kentucky State Board of Elections will allow all Kentuckians who are registered to vote for the upcoming primary to vote by mail through an absentee ballot,” said Beshear. “While there will be significant education and work required, we are committed to making sure this election will be held in a safe manner while we are in this worldwide health pandemic.”

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WLKY: Executive order allows all Kentuckians to vote by mail in June primary

Voting in Kentucky’s primary, which is now in June, should be done by mail, Gov. Andy Beshear said in his latest executive order.

Beshear issued the executive order on Friday allowing all Kentuckians to utilize absentee voting in the primary election.

“Today’s Executive Order and regulations that will be created by the Kentucky State Board of Elections will allow all Kentuckians who are registered to vote for the upcoming primary to vote by mail through an absentee ballot,” Beshear said in a news release.“While there will be significant education and work required, we are committed to making sure this election will be held in a safe manner while we are in this worldwide health pandemic.”

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WYMT: Kentuckians can now vote by mail in upcoming primary election

Kentuckians will now be able to vote-by-mail through an absentee ballot in the upcoming 2020 primary election.

Governor Andy Beshear and Secretary of State Michael Adams made the announcement Friday.

Beshear made an executive order outlying the election procedures.

“Today’s Executive Order and regulations that will be created by the Kentucky State Board of Elections will allow all Kentuckians who are registered to vote for the upcoming primary to vote by mail through an absentee ballot,” said Beshear, adding, “While there will be significant education and work required, we are committed to making sure this election will be held in a safe manner while we are in this worldwide health pandemic.”

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WDRB: All Kentucky voters to have vote-by-mail option for June 23 primaries

With COVID-19 concerns lingering, Kentucky’s 3.4 million registered voters will be able to vote by mail in the June 23 elections under a deal between Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear and Republican Secretary of State Michael Adams.

The agreement addresses primary and local option elections, as well as a special contest for the Kentucky State Senate’s 26th District seat that was vacated by the recent retirement of Sen. Ernie Harris.

Beshear outlined the new process in an executive order issued Friday, a day after recommendations from Adams. The Kentucky State Board of Elections was discussing the details of proposed regulations at a meeting Friday. 

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