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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Kansas, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Kansas Election Website or call (785) 296-4561 to learn more about your states voting details.

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Important Dates - State Primary

State Primary Election Day
State Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
State Primary Type

Voting Information for Kansas

Don’t miss your next election!

Kansas' state primary election is Aug. 4th. If you would prefer to vote by mail, you must submit an application by Jul. 28th, no excuse required.

Note: Due to court order in June 2018, Kansas no longer has a proof of citizenship requirement for voter registration or access to elections.

Presidential Primaries

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.

In 2020, Kansas Democrats will hold a party-run, ranked choice, presidential primary on May 2, 2020 with limited voting center hours from 10 am to 2 pm. Registered voters as of March 30th will receive a ballot-by-mail. Voters that register after March 30th can request a ballot by mail from the party. Others may register to vote and affiliate with the party in person on election day on May 2, 2020 from 10 am to 2 pm.  Check for voting center locations via the Democratic Party.

Kansas Republicans will hold closed Congressional District Caucuses from March 24th to April 11th.

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Jul. 20th to Aug. 3rd

You can vote in-person at your county election’s office starting the Tuesday before Election Day, or up to 20 days before the election, using an advance ballot. No excuse required.

To cast an advance ballot by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an advance ballot (click here) by July 28th. Then, when you complete your ballot, it must be received by election day.

Absentee ballot requests open on Apr. 1st before a primary election, and 90 days before the general election. Applicants must apply for each election, no excuse required.

Request Absentee Ballot

Voter ID + Access for Kansas

Do Voters Need ID?

  • Yes, voters need an ID
  • State or federal photo ID is required
  • First time voters need ID
  • Student IDs accepted
  • ID needed to vote absentee

More Chances to Register

Your state does not offer additional voter registration options outside of the deadlines listed above.


  • If you are 17 and will be 18 on or before the next election, you may register to vote.
Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.