Can felons vote in Kentucky

Can Felons Vote in Kentucky

Below you will find information on voting rights for felons in Kentucky. Where possible we have tried to simplify the answer as much as possible for you and give you the most direct answer of whether felons can vote in Kentucky.

You will also find links to Kentucky state operated websites for additional information, and links to information on restoring your right to vote in Kentucky.


  • The ability to vote can be restored only when the Governor approves an application for an executive pardon from an individual convicted of a felony after completion of his/her sentence.
  • Kentucky Voter Registration: http://elect.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx
  • Kentucky Pardons: All pardon applications must be requested directly from the Governor’s office. The Governor’s office does not make its pardon application available online. You can request an application by calling 502-564-2611.