Voter ID
in Kansas

Many states now require Voter ID at the polls in order to vote. Find out your state's ID requirements so you know what to bring with you to cast your ballot.

Do all voters need ID?

ID required for first time voters?

ID required when voting absentee?

Acceptable ID Types for Kansas

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;

  • Driver’s license or ID card issued by Kansas or another state
  • U.S. Passport
  • U.S. Military ID
  • ID card issued by a Native American tribe
  • Employee badge or ID issued by a government office
  • Student ID card from an accredited postsecondary education institution in Kansas
  • Concealed carry license issued by Kansas or another state
  • Public assistance ID card issued by a government office

* 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.

Voter ID Details

If you need a photo ID, you may receive one for free from the state by completing and returning this form.

Voter ID & Voting By Mail

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.


What happens when you go to vote without an ID

You can vote using a provisional ballot. For the ballot to be counted, the voter must submit an accepted form of ID in person at the county election office, by-mail, or via electronic means before the county canvass. The law is that the counties may canvass on the Monday following the election or the 2nd Thursday after the election.

Trans and Non-Binary Voters

Click here for state specific information for updating your ID and voter registration.

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