State of Kansas Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Kansas General Election held on Tue Nov 6, 2018

New Voter Registration

Tue Oct 16, 2018

Absentee Ballot Request

Fri Nov 2, 2018

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Nov 6, 2018

Early Voting

Mon Oct 22, 2018 - Mon Nov 5, 2018

Kansas State Primary Election held on Tue Aug 7, 2018

New Voter Registration

Tue Jul 17, 2018

Absentee Ballot Request

Fri Aug 3, 2018

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Aug 7, 2018

Early Voting

Tue Jul 31, 2018 - Mon Aug 6, 2018

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 7am to 7pm on Election Day.

Find my polling place

Early Voting

Any voter may may vote in person in the county election office starting the Tuesday before election day, or up to 20 days before the election, depending on the county. Contact your election office to inquire about early voting options in your area.

Absentee Voting

Any voter may request an advance ballot by mail from their county election officer.

You are eligible to vote in Kansas if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Kansas
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Live in the precinct where you vote for at least 21 days prior to the election

You are NOT eligible to vote in Kansas if:

  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
  • You are registered to vote in another state

Restorative Requirements

  • If you have been previously convicted of a felony crime, you may vote in Kansas if your voting rights have been restored

You may preregister to vote in Kansas

  • if you will be 18 by Election Day

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Kansas you should provide one of the following:

  • Your Kansas ID Number
  • Your Kansas Driver's License Number

If you do not have these IDs, you may provide:

  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number

To register to vote in Kansas, you must also have proof of US citizenship. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Military Record of Service showing place of birth
  • American Indian Card, with KIC classification, issued by the US Department of Homeland Security
  • A Driver's License or Non-Driver's ID that clearly indicates that the holder has provided satisfactory Proof of Citizenship
  • Expired US Passport
  • US hospital record of birth created at the time of birth showing birth in the US
  • Valid US Passport
  • Citizenship Certificate
  • Birth Certificate
  • Certificate of Report of Birth issued by US Department of State
  • Number of the Certificate of Naturalization
  • Certified Copy of Naturalization Document
  • Other proof of US Citizenship issued by the Federal Government
  • Final Adoption Decree showing US Birthplace
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs card number, Tribal Treaty card number or Tribal Enrollment number
  • Consular report of Birth Abroad of a US Citizen

Voting In-Person

In Kansas, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Valid Kansas Non-driver's ID
  • License to Carry Concealed Weapon or Firearm
  • Valid Student ID
  • Valid Kansas Driver's License
  • Valid Military ID
  • Public Assistance ID
  • Valid Government Employee ID
  • Valid US Passport

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Overseas & Military Voters

Kansas General Election held on Tue Nov 6, 2018

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Postmarked by Tue Oct 16, 2018
  • Email or Fax by Tue Oct 16, 2018
  • Postmarked by Tue Oct 16, 2018
  • Email or Fax by Tue Oct 16, 2018

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Postmarked by Tue Nov 6, 2018 Postmarked by Tue Nov 6, 2018

Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 6, 2018 Received by Tue Nov 6, 2018

Kansas State Primary Election held on Tue Aug 7, 2018

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Postmarked by Tue Jul 17, 2018
  • Email or Fax by Tue Jul 17, 2018
  • Postmarked by Tue Jul 17, 2018
  • Email or Fax by Tue Jul 17, 2018

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Postmarked by Tue Aug 7, 2018 Postmarked by Tue Aug 7, 2018

Ballot Return

Received by Tue Aug 7, 2018 Received by Tue Aug 7, 2018

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Your faxed or emailed voter registration/ballot request form and voted ballot must be accompanied by a waiver of your right to secrecy.

Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Your faxed or emailed voter registration/ballot request form and voted ballot must be accompanied by a waiver of your right to secrecy.