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.
- A driver’s license issued by Kansas, or by another state or district of the U.S.
- U.S. Passport
- A state ID card issued by Kansas, or by another state or district of the U.S.
- A concealed handgun license issued by Kansas, or a concealed handgun or weapon license issued by another U.S. state or the District of Columbia
- An employee badge or public assistance ID card issued by a municipal, county, state, or federal government office or agency
- Student ID, if issued by an accredited postsecondary institution of education in the state of Kansas
- Military identification document issued by the United States
- Public assistance identification card issued by a municipal, county, state, or federal government office
- Identification card issued by a Native American tribe
Voter ID Details
You may get a free ID by filling out the fee waiver here.
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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