Political bobblehead figures sit as a WKU student fills out a voter registration card during the National Constitution Day outside of Grise Hall on September 16, 2016.

How to register to vote

The presidential election is just around the corner, and it’s time to register to vote.

Maybe this is the first time you can exercise your civic duty. Or maybe you’ve been legally allowed to vote for a while, but you’re not registered in Kentucky.

Whatever the case, it’s important to register to vote before it’s too late. Luckily for you, there are several options to do so: online, by mail or in person.

If you want to register online in Kentucky, all you need is your driver’s license or a valid ID and your Social Security number. It’s as simple as choosing your state and filling our your basic information.

However, if you’re not into technology and have a stamp to spare, you can also register by mail. To do so in Kentucky, all you have to do is download the state registration form, fill it out with your basic information and send it to the provided address. Just make sure it’s postmarked by October 11.

You can even register to vote in person by visiting your local county clerk. He or she will provide you with the voter registration form you need to fill out.

Even if you think you are registered, you should double check. Luckily, there’s an easy way to do it. Just enter your information and this fantastic tool will search for you. It never hurts to check before the big day.

Ultimately, as Election Day is just over a month way, voter registration is soon coming to a close. This is perhaps the most interesting and polarizing election in decades. Make sure you can vote in it by submitting your registration in any form by October 11, or you’ll be waiting for 2020 before you get another chance to vote in a presidential election.