VOTING IN KANSAS
 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

Forms and Deadlines

Registration Form (English)
Registration Form (Spanish)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
By Mail: Postmarked twenty-one (21) days before Election Day
In-Person: Twenty-one (21) days before Election Day

To find where to register in person, or for more information:
• Visit your Official State Website
• Contact your County Election Office

Online Registration

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.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
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.

Automatic Registration

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.

 

 
VOTING

Early Voting

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.

Vote-by-Mail

All registered voters in Kansas may choose to Vote-by-Mail, also known as Advance Voting.

Vote-by-Mail Application (English)
Vote-by-Mail Application (Spanish)
Apply at your County Website
Request a form

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Received by 5pm on the Tuesday before Election Day

For more info on Voting-by-Mail:
• Check the Official State Website
• Contact your County Election Office

Absentee Voting

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?

Voters will be asked to present a photo ID from an approved list of IDs. Voters can go HERE for more info.

NOTE: Voters who cannot provide the required ID may vote a Provisional Ballot. See Provisional Ballots for more info.

Voters who are struggling to get an ID from the state of Alabama may get outside help from Spread the Vote, VoteRiders, or Carpool Vote.

Provisional Ballots

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.

Polling Hours

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

 

 
SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

College Students

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:

Official State Website
Campus Project

Military/Overseas

For more info on registering to vote and voting, Military and Overseas voters can go to the:

Official State Website
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Overseas Vote Foundation

Felony conviction?

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

ADDITIONAL INFO
• 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.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.