Absentee ballots can now be requested (click the link) for the Nov. 2 special election to fill the 51st state House District seat, formerly held by Rep. John "Bam" Carney.

The date is one of several key dates and locations of which voters should be aware as the special election nears.

This special election for House District 51 affects:


All of Adair County: 


All of Taylor County:



Important Dates for the Special Election!

Three candidates will be on the ballot for the House seat. For further information about these candidates, click on the links above to their contact information.

This election will not be conducted under the special circumstances created by the pandemic emergency in 2020. Instead, it will be conducted under the current statutes, which include important changes created by the passage of House Bill 574.

In addition to Sept. 18, which was the first day to request an absentee ballot via the State Board of Elections portal, other important dates include:

October 4 – Last day to register to vote for the special election

October 19 – Last day to request an absentee ballot via the State Board of Elections portal

October 28, 29, 30 – In-Person Absentee voting. Contact the Clerk's office in your county about the specific locations and hours of operation.

November 2 – Election Day

Mail-in Absentee Ballot Process

Unlike 2020, voters must have a qualifying reason to vote by mail-in absentee ballot. This method of voting is not available to the general public.

Eligible voters must request their ballot via the State Board of Elections secure portal located at govoteky.com. Voters unable to use the portal should contact the county clerk for assistance at the numbers listed below.

Eligible voters may request their ballot beginning on September 18, but must complete their request no later than October 19. The State Board of Elections portal will close at 11:59 pm on October 19.

Voters may return their ballot via US mail.

Mailed ballots must be received by 6pm on Election Day in order to be counted.

In-Person Absentee Process

The passage of House Bill 574 in 2021 also changed the way in-person absentee voting occurs. Under the new law, all eligible voters may vote an absentee ballot, in-person, on the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday before Election Day.

For this special election, in-person absentee voting will be held on Thursday, October 28th, Friday, October 29th, and Saturday, October 30th. Contact your County Clerk's Office (listed above, for Adair and Taylor counties.)

Kentucky Special Election for House District 51 - Adair & Taylor Counties

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Adair County  - More information

If you are a voter in Adair County & need more information about voting, contact: Adair County Clerk, Office hours: Mon - Fri.: 8 am to 4 pm; Sat.: 8 am to Noon (Closed Saturday on Holiday weekends); 424 Public Square, Suite 3, Columbia KY

​Adair County Clerk: Lisa Greer

Phone: (270) 384-2801

Email: lisa.greer@ky.gov

Edwin "Eddie Rogers, Democratic Candidate for House Dist. 51


114 Mayflower Lane
Campbellsville, KY 42718


Campaign Facebook Page​​


Email: rogersforky51@gmail.com

Michael "Sarge" Pollock,  Republican Candidate for House Dist. 51


105 Colonial Dr.
Campbellsville, KY 42718

Business Phone:  (270) 465-5502​
Candidate Website

Campaign Facebook Page

​Twitter  @sarge_pollock

Email:  sarge@jessieinsurance.com 

Timothy Shafer,  independent candidate for House Dist. 51

Timothy Shafer Campaign

P.O. Box 385

Columbia, KY 42728


Campaign Website

Campaign Facebook Page

​Twitter: @Voteshafer

Campaign Instagram

Campaign Email: Timothyshafer@voteshafer.com

The Republican Party of Kentucky announced Michael "Sarge" Pollock for their  nominee to run for House District 51.

The Democrat Board &  Precinct Officers for Adair and Taylor Counties announced Edwin "Eddie" Rogers for their nominee to run for House District 51.

​​Taylor County - More Information

If you are a voter in Taylor County & need more information about voting, contact: Taylor County Clerk's office, 203 N. Court St., Suite 5, 
Campbellsville; Open Hours: 8 AM - 4:30 PM, Mon. - Fri.; Sat. 8 AM - 12 PM

Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney

Phone: (270) 465.6677 

Email: mark.carney@ky.gov

Timothy Shafer, an independent candidate, announced  his campaign to run for House District 51, after receiving the required number of signatures.


PLEASE review and share the special rules related to the special election on November 2.  If you live within the area enclosed by the yellow line, and are eligible to vote, don't forget to cast your ballot in the special election for District 51 of the Kentucky House of Representatives which has been called for November 2, 2021.  Remember, new early voting rules are in place.  Check to see if you are eligible to vote early

Three people are on the ballot for House District 51: Edwin "Eddie" Rogers (Democrat), Timothy Shafer (Independent), and Michael "Sarge" Pollock (Republican) are running in the special general election for Kentucky House of Representatives District 51 on November 2, 2021. A special election has been called for this district, due to the unfortunate and tragic death of Rep. John "Bam" Carney (R), who represented the district since 2009.

NOTE! October 4 is the last day to register to vote in the Special Election! Please encourage everyone eligible to vote. If you've moved, gotten married, changed your name - update your registration! You can register online or at your County Clerk's office (addresses & contact information is below, in yellow boxes).