Kentucky is changing the way ballots are will be counted for the 2020 general election.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and Secretary of State Michael Adams have crossed party lines to create a plan regarding how the November 3 election will occur. Any Kentuckian worried about COVID-19 this election season can vote through updated methods.

“I encourage everyone to do it at their earliest convince, you can go to and request your absentee ballot there,” Elwood Caudill, the Rowan County Clerk, told WMKY.

Absentee ballots can be requested until October 9 at 11:59 p.m. They must be postmarked by November 3 and received by November 6 to be counted.

Voters will receive their ballot by mail after September 15.

Starting October 13, three weeks before the election day, early voting will become available to everyone. Kentucky counties will have a location open for in-person voting during that timeevery business day and for four hours on Saturdays.

The election site will be decided by the county official on election day and will be approved by the state board of elections, the secretary of state, and the governor.  Voting will be available to every Kentuckian regardless of precinct at the county’s voter super-center.

Those who do not have a form of photo ID due to the restrictions of COVID-19 can sign a document explaining the situation and still cast their ballot.

For those not yet registered, Amy McGrath will be in Morehead this Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. to help them register. She will be located between Sawstone Brewery and the Arts Center.