Reminder: Alcohol can’t be sold until polls close

While polls are active, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., alcohol sales are prohibited on Election Day in Kentucky.

According to Kentucky State Law, “a premises that is licensed to sell distilled spirits or wine at retail shall not be permitted to remain open during the hours the polls are open on any regular or primary election day; unless the licensee provides a separate locked department in which all stock of distilled spirits and wine are kept during the hours the polls are open.”

Kentucky and South Carolina are the only states that uphold restrictions on serving alcohol on Election Day.

Since 2008, five states have lifted similar bans to prevent the exchange of votes for liquor.