Voting in Kansas

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Election Dates

05/02/2020
Voter Election Date, in-person

Vote By Mail Deadlines

11/01/2022
Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
11/08/2022
Deadline to Return Ballot (Postmarked By)

Early Voting Dates

10/19/2022
Early Voting Begins
11/07/2022
Early Voting Ends

The upcoming election is a presidential primary. Learn About Presidential Primaries

Polling place hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Kansas Board of Elections Phone Number: (785) 296-4561

Kansas Board of Elections Website

Having trouble at the polls?

Call or text: 1-866-OUR-VOTE

Register to Vote in Kansas

Whether you are registering to vote for the first time, or need to update your address, name or party affiliation - we've got you covered!

Am I Registered?

Not sure if you are eligible to vote due to a felony conviction?
Click here to learn more.

Vote By Mail

Request and track

Notice: Mail-in voting is a convenient and safe way to vote, but your ballot might not count if it’s submitted late or with errors. So follow the directions below on how to vote early or absentee and make your vote count in Kansas.

Vote By Mail Deadlines

11/01/2022
Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
11/08/2022
Deadline to Return Ballot (Postmarked By)

How Vote By Mail Works in Kansas

Voting by mail is a two step process in Kansas.

Step 1: Request your ballot NOW. The deadline for your application to be received is November 1st.

  • Include a copy of your photo ID with your request

Step 2: Complete and return your ballot ASAP.

  • Return in person to your county elections office or drop box on or before November 8th. You may also return your ballot to any polling place in your county.
  • Stamp and mail your ballot. Ballots must be postmarked by November 8th and received within three days to be counted. To make your postmark date, put the ballot into your home mailbox for collection at least one day prior to ensure it is picked up and processed. You can also drop the ballot off at the post office before the last posted collection time on November 8th. We recommend returning ASAP as the post office may not be able to deliver within three days, even with the postmark.

 

Click Here to See Your Ballot

Where to Sign Your Ballot

Remember to sign your return ballot.

When you are done with your ballot, be sure to sign where indicated on the outside of the ballot envelope. 

Be sure that your signature matches your signature on file with the state! If you registered online or at the DMV, check the signature on your license. If the signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed and will not count.

ID Requirements to Vote By Mail

First time voters must submit ID when voting by mail.

ID is required with completed mail-in ballot.

Include a copy of your valid photo ID with your application to vote by mail. Info here on what qualifies. ID is not required to be sent in with the ballot, but the signature on the mail ballot must match the one on the voter registration.

If you vote during advance voting or on Election Day, you must show valid photo ID.

 

How You Can Return Your Mail-in Ballot

If you return your ballot by mail, you must add a stamp when mailing in your ballot.

You can also drop off your ballot in person at your local elections office, drop box, early voting locations, or polling place.

Can Someone Else Return Your Ballot For You?

Any designated person can drop off a ballot for you. You must sign an authorization in writing.

Track Your Ballot

Track your ballot by clicking here.

Haven't used your ballot?

If you have an absentee ballot that you are not going to use, or you miss the deadline to return, you may go to your polling place and vote in person. You may be asked to use a provisional ballot. This is better than not voting, but may not be counted.

Opportunities to Fix Challenges to Your Ballot

Kansas does not offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will not count if it is late, or you do not follow directions.

Voter ID

Do Voters Need ID?

All of the following must contain the name and the photograph of the voters and must not be expired or have no expiration date listed. However, voters aged over 65 may use expired ID.

  • A driver’s license issued by Kansas, or by another state or district of the U.S.
  • U.S. Passport
  • A state ID card issued by Kansas, or by another state or district of the U.S.
  • A concealed handgun license issued by Kansas, or a concealed handgun or weapon license issued by another U.S. state or the District of Columbia
  • An employee badge or public assistance ID card issued by a municipal, county, state, or federal government office or agency
  • Student ID, if issued by an accredited postsecondary institution of education in the state of Kansas
  • Military identification document issued by the United States
  • Public assistance identification card issued by a municipal, county, state, or federal government office
  • Identification card issued by a Native American tribe

* The following are exempt from showing ID: persons with permanent disability that makes it impossible for them to travel; members of the merchant marines and uniformed armed services who are active on duty and absent on election day, as well as their spouses and dependents; any voter whose religious beliefs prohibit photographic identification.

Voter ID in Kansas

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Primaries

Presidential Primaries

Primary Type (D): Open
Primary Type (R): Open

Only registered voters affiliated with a particular party may vote in its primary. Unaffiliated voters may affiliate at the polls and choose a ballot. See Kansas Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.

Automatic Registration

Your state automatically registers people to vote at the address on their drivers license or other state issued ID card. If you have moved but have not updated your ID with your new address, changed your name or want to add a political party selection, you must update your voter registration. Click here to check to see if you are registered to vote, and update your registration if needed.

Election Day Registration

You can register to vote and cast your ballot on Election Day at your polling place or local elections office. Bring a valid ID and proof of residence with you.

In-Person Absentee Voting

In-Person Absentee Dates

10/19/2022
Voting Begins
11/07/2022
Voting Ends

You can vote in-person absentee in Kansas

You can return your mail-in ballot to your early voting site.

Kansas offers advance voting at county election offices. Early voting dates vary by county. Additional satellite voting locations are available in some counties.

Preregister

Some states have laws that specifically allow citizens to preregister at a certain age while others allow registration as long as you’re 18 by the next election. Preregistration means you’ll be automatically registered to vote on your 18th birthday without taking any additional steps.

In Kansas, you can preregister to vote if you are 18 by the next election. Register to vote today!

Some states even let you vote in their primaries at 17 if you’ll be 18 by the general election so you can participate in the whole process!

You can not vote in the Kansas primaries if you are 17 by the next election.