Our mission is to protect the public welfare and interest by regulating the alcoholic beverage industry through licensing, education and the enforcement of alcohol laws and regulations, as well as combating youth access to alcoholic beverages and
tobacco products in the Commonwealth.
In 2013 the law changed to allow alcohol sales during the hours that the polls are open on primary, or regular, local option or special election day (KRS 244.290). However, the statute further stipulates that local governments may prohibit such sales. There are some local areas that prohibit sales on election day. If you are in doubt about your local law regarding alcohol sales on election day, please check with your city attorney or local abc administrator.