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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.
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 February 20th.
Step 2: Complete and return your ballot ASAP.
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.
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.
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.
Any designated person can drop off a ballot for you. You must sign an authorization in writing.
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.
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.
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. Valid forms of identification include;
* 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.
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Primary Type (D): Mixed
Primary Type (R): Mixed
Voters who are affiliated with a particular political party may only vote in that party’s primary. The deadline for affiliated voters to update or change their party affiliation is February 20th. Unaffiliated voters may affiliate at the polls on Election Day and choose which party’s ballot they would like to vote. See Kansas’ Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.
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.
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.
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.
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.