Kentucky's initial "Voter Registration Week" is under way.
Officials hope numbers of new voters will reflect its success.
Kentucky took part in the 2004 and 2006 National Voter Registration Weeks, which are only held during federal election cycles.
Secretary of State Trey Grayson asked Governor Ernie Fletcher to designate the week leading up to the voter registration deadline of Oct. 9 as Kentucky Voter Registration Week.
The governor issued the proclamation Sept. 28.
County Clerks offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business Oct. 9.
A postmark of Oct. 9 is also required for all mail-in voter registration applications.