Early &
Mail-in Voting
in Kansas

Warning: 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.

Note - this information below may change for your state due to ongoing litigation and legislation. This page will be updated within 24 hours of any change.

Vote Before Election Day

Vote By Mail Deadlines

Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
Deadline to Return Ballot (Postmarked By)

In-Person Absentee Voting

Early voting dates and hours vary by county. Contact your Local Election Office for more information.

You can vote in-person absentee in your state.

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.

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 July 25th.

  • 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 August 1st. You may also return your ballot to any polling place in your county.
  • Stamp and mail your ballot. Ballots must be postmarked by August 1st 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 August 1st. We recommend returning ASAP as the post office may not be able to deliver within three days, even with the postmark.

Request Your Ballot See Your Ballot Look Up Ballot Drop Off Locations

You may vote by mail for any reason

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

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.

Use The Right Form of ID

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

By Mail

You must add a stamp when mailing in your ballot.

In Person

  • Local elections office
  • Drop box
  • Early voting locations
  • Polling place

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

Look Up Ballot Drop Off Locations

Make Sure Your Mail-in Vote Counts

Click here to track your ballot. Kansas offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted.

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.

Election Protection Hotline

The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition was formed to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to participate in the political process. Made up of more than 100 local, state and national partners, Election Protection works year-round to advance and defend the right to vote.

Call 866-OUR-VOTE if you need assistance.

More about voting in Kansas

Find your polling place, ID laws, and more about voting for the first time below.

Voting Info for Kansas First Time Voter Info