Kansas Election Information

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Registration Information


The deadline to register vote in Kansas is: Postmarked 21 days before the election, or received in person or online 21 days before election by the county elections office.


**Special Note for First Time Voter Registration Applicants: You must ALSO submit proof of citizenship to vote in state elections!  
If this is your first time registering in Kansas, your voter registration form must also include proof of citizenship to vote in state elections (ie. Governor, Secretary of State, & state legislature). Otherwise you will ONLY be eligible to vote in federal elections.  The most common "proof" is a photocopy of your birth certificate or passport, but a full list of acceptable documentation can be found online.

To complete a voter registration application and vote in Kansas, you must meet the following constitutional qualifications:

1. Be a resident of Kansas

  • There is no length of residency requirement in Kansas, but a person must be registered 21 days before the election and must be a resident at the time of registration.
  • If you move from one county to another within the state, your name is removed from the voter list in the county of former residence and added to the voter list in the county of new residence, either by re-registering in the new county or by completing a driver's license change of address form. If you move out of the state, your name is removed from the voter list in the county of your most recent registration. You may at any time file a written request with the county election officer to have your name removed from the voter list.
2. Be 18 years of old or older
  • If you are 17 years old but will be 18 before the next election, you may register to vote. This does not allow you to vote in the primary or at any other election before turning 18.
3. Be a U.S. citizen
  • Note: Beginning January 1, 2013, individuals registering for the first time in Kansas are required to submit a document to prove their U.S. citizenship.

4. Not have been convicted of federal or state felony conviction


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To check the status of your voter registration, click here.

When can I vote in Kansas?


Early Voting Information

In-person early voting available? Yes
By mail early voting available? Yes

How:

Voting early in Kansas is easier than ever!  Any registered voter can vote by mail or in person before Election Day.

In person: You may vote early in person in the county election office, beginning 7 days before the election and ending at 12:00pm the day before the election.  Some counties start even earlier (up to 20 days before), so contact your county election officer to find out when and where to go.

By mail: You must submit an advance voting application to your county election officer by the Friday before the election.  All voted ballots must be returned to the county election office by the close of polls on Election Day.


Voting Hours on Election Day

The polls are open from:

7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central time or Mountain time depending on your county.


Please contact your state election office for additional voting information, or click here to learn more about voting absentee in your state.

Where do I vote?


Find out here.
For more information, contact your state election office.

What do you need to bring?


Starting January 1, 2012, Kansas voters must show photographic identification when casting a vote in person. If the photo ID has an expiration date on it, the ID must not have expired at the time of voting. An acceptable photo ID does not have to have an expiration date on the document in order to be valid. Persons age 65 or older may use expired photo ID documents. Acceptable forms of photo ID are:

  • A driver's license or nondriver's identification card issued by Kansas or by another state or district of the United States
  • A concealed carry of handgun license issued by Kansas or a concealed carry of handgun or weapon license issued by another state or district of the United States
  • A United States passport
  • An employee badge or identification document issued by a municipal, county, state, or federal government office
  • A military identification document issued by the United States
  • A student identification card issued by an accredited postsecondary institution of education in the state of Kansas
  • A public assistance identification card issued by a municipal, county, state or federal government office
  • An identification card issued by an Indian tribe

For more information, check out this Voter ID resource page provided by the Secretary of State.


For more information, contact your state election office.

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