Forms and Deadlines
By Mail: Postmarked twenty-one (21) days before Election Day
In-Person: Twenty-one (21) days before Election Day
Voters can register to vote or update their information ONLINE. To register online, voters must have a valid Kansas Driver's License or non-driver State ID.
Twenty-one (21) days before Election Day
Election Day Registration
Currently, voters are NOT permitted to register to vote on Election Day.
Ask your state representatives to pass legislation which will allow voters to register at their polling place on Election Day.
Currently, voters are NOT automatically registered to vote.
Ask your state representatives to pass legislation which will automatically register eligible Kansas residents to vote when they apply for a driver's license or interact with other state agencies.
Can you pre-register?
LIMITED. Voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before the next Election may register to vote.
Ask your state representatives to pass legislation that will permit eligible voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16) as well as automatically pre-register them to vote if they apply for a driver's license.
Have you moved?
If a registered voter has moved within the state of Kansas but has not updated their voter registration information.
NEW Address, SAME Polling Place
Voters can vote a regular ballot at their usual polling place after confirming their change of address.
NEW Address, SAME County, NEW Polling Place
Voters may vote a provisional ballot at their new polling place, or may vote a regular ballot at their old polling place after signing an affidavit.
NEW County within 30 day of Election Day
Voters may vote a regular ballot at their old polling place after signing an affidavit.
NEW County more than 30 days before Election Day
Voters must update their voter registration before the registration deadline or they may not be eligible to vote.
Click HERE to find your polling place.
Safe at Home
Voters who are members of the Safe at Home program may choose to keep their address confidential and use their Safe at Home address when registering to vote. Voters can go HERE for more information on registering, or how to join the program.
All registered voters may vote early in-person at their County Election Office. This is also known as Advance Voting. Check with your County Election Office for hours and locations.
BEGINS: Between seven (7) and twenty (20) days before Election Day.
ENDS: 12:00pm the day before Election Day.
All registered voters in Kansas may choose to Vote-by-Mail, also known as Advance Voting.
Received by 5pm on the Tuesday before Election Day
Absentee Voting is known as vote-by-mail or advance voting in Kansas. See VOTE-BY-MAIL for more information.
Do you need Voter ID?
NOTE: Voters who cannot provide the required ID may vote a Provisional Ballot. See Provisional Ballots for more info.
Voters may have to vote a Provisional Ballot on Election Day if:
• the voter cannot provide the required photo ID
• their name is not on the registered voters list
• their right to vote is challenged
• their name has been marked as already voted
NOTE: Voters who vote a Provisional Ballot because they did not provide Voter ID will need to provide the required ID to their County Election Official before the County Board of Canvassers meets on the Monday after Election Day.
7:00am to 7:00pm (local time) - Counties can choose to open earlier or close later.
IMPORTANT: If you are in line by 7:00pm you are guaranteed the right to vote. Do NOT get out of line.
Primary Election Rules
Affiliated voters must vote on their party's primary ballot.
Unaffiliated voters may register with a party on primary day to vote in that party's primary. However, an unaffiliated voter may decide not to participate in either party's primary and may choose to only vote on any nonpartisan questions on the ballot.
Youth Vote in Primary?
NO. You must eighteen (18) or older to vote in a primary or primary runoff election.
Ask your state representatives to pass legislation which allows voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before a General or Special Election to vote in the preceding Primary Election.
Having a problem?
If you are experiencing difficulty voting, intimidation from poll workers or other voters, long lines, broken machines, a closed or incorrect polling station, or any other obstacle keeping you from casting your ballot, call the:
Election Protection Hotline
• English 866-687-8683
• Spanish 888-839-8682
• Arabic 844-925-5287
• Asian (multiple) 888-274-8683
Students from out-of-state attending college in Kansas, or students who already live in Kansas but attend college in another part of the state can visit the:
For more info on registering to vote and voting, Military and Overseas voters can go to the:
Voters convicted of a felony will have their right to vote automatically restored after:
- completing their term of incarceration
- completing their parole
- completing their probation
• Voters who lost their right to vote MUST re-register to vote.
• For more assistance, voters can use the Campaign Legal Center's website to Restore Your Vote.
Voters With Disabilities
Voters with a disability who need more information about accessibility and voting can visit the Official State Website.