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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 - General Election

General Election Date
Mail Registration Deadline (postmarked by)

Voting Information for Kansas

Don’t miss your next election!

Your voter registration application must be postmarked by Oct. 13th to vote in the general election. If you would like to request a mail in ballot your request must be received by Oct. 27th and your ballot must be postmarked by Nov. 3rd.

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

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Kansas:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "postmark" deadline of Tuesday, Nov. 3rd. To make the mandated 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 for the postmark deadline. You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

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.

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: Oct. 14th-Nov. 2nd (exact dates vary by county)

In-person advance voting to begin up to 20 days before election day at county election offices or satellite voting locations. All counties must offer in-person advance voting no later than one week before election day. Exact dates vary by county, more info here.

To cast an advance ballot by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an advance ballot by Oct. 27th. Then, when you complete your ballot, it must be postmarked by Nov. 3rd, 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.