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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 Early In Person
10/14/2020
Early Voting Begins
11/02/2020
Early Voting Ends

Vote By Mail Deadlines

10/27/2020
Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
11/03/2020
Deadline to Return Ballot (Postmarked By)

In-Person Absentee Voting

You can vote in-person absentee in your state.

Kansas offers advance voting at county election offices. 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 Oct. 27th.

  • 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 Nov. 3rd. You may also return your ballot to any polling place in your county.
  • Stamp and mail your ballot. Ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 3rd 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 Nov. 3rd. 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. 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
  • Polling place
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. 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.

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