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Kansas | Voting Guide

  Kansas  

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Voter Registration Deadline: 21 days before Election Day.

2020

  • Republican Presidential Caucus Registration Deadline: February 15 (Tentative)

  • Republican Presidential Caucus: March 7 (Tentative)

  • Democratic Presidential Primary Election Registration Deadline: May 2

  • Democratic Presidential Primary Election: May 2

  • Primary Election (Other Offices) Registration Deadline: July 14. Change your party affiliation by June 1.  If you're unaffiliated, you can declare your party on the day of the primary and vote.

  • Primary Election (Other Offices): August 4

  • General Election Registration Deadline: October 13

  • General Election: November 3

 
 

Students have a choice about where to register to vote.

 

Students attending college may register at their campus address or choose to remain registered or register at their permanent or home address.

 

You may only be registered and vote in one location.

 

The voter registration form asks for your Kansas driver’s license or ID number, or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. Be sure to provide one of these numbers if you have it. Online registrations must include a Kansas driver’s license/non-driver ID card number.

 

All voters in Kansas must show an unexpired photo ID when voting an advance ballot in person or at the polls on Election Day. Voters casting advance mail-in ballots need only submit a copy of their photo ID with the advance ballot application, if they do not provide a Kansas driver’s license or ID card number on their application.

A valid ID must include your name, photograph, and be unexpired. Acceptable forms of ID include, but are not limited to:

  • a driver’s license issued by Kansas or another state;

  • A student ID issued by an accredited Kansas postsecondary educational institution;

  • A state ID card issued by Kansas or by another state;

  • A US passport;

  • A US military ID; and

  • An ID card issued by an Indian tribe.

 

A full list of acceptable photo IDs can be found at gotvoterid.com. If you cannot present a valid ID on Election Day, you may vote a provisional ballot. Your provisional ballot will only be counted if you provide a valid ID to the county election official, in person or by mail, before the meeting of the county board of canvassers.

 

Make a plan. Look up your voting site and hours at: https://myvoteinfo.voteks.org/VoterView/Home.do

 

By Mail

Any registered voter in Kansas may vote by an advance mail-in ballot without an excuse. Request this ballot in person at your county election office, by fax, or by mail. The application is available online at http://www.sos.ks.gov/forms/elections/AV1.pdf.

Requests for an advance mail-in-ballot must be received by the county election officer by the close of business on the Tuesday preceding Election Day. Completed ballots must be received in person by the county election officer (including hand-delivered to any polling place in the county) by the close of polls on Election Day, or postmarked on or before Election Day and received no later than three days after the election.

Early In-Person

The advance voting period can be from 7 days long to 20 days long, depending on the county. An advance ballot may be cast until noon on the day before Election Day. Some counties set up satellite voting locations. To figure out where you can cast your advance ballot, contact your county election officer.

Election Day

Voting sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. If you are in line by the closing time, then you must be allowed to vote.

 

Registering to Vote Does Not Affect Your:

  • Federal Financial Aid

    • Where you register to vote will not affect federal financial aid such as Pell Grants, Perkins or Stafford loans, or your dependency status for FAFSA

  • Status as a Dependent on Your Parents’ Taxes

    • Being registered to vote at a different address from your parents does not prevent them from claiming you as a dependent on their taxes

  • Tuition Status

    • Being deemed out-of-state for tuition purposes does not prevent you from choosing to register to vote in your campus community

 

Will registering to vote in Kansas affect my driver’s license or car registration?

  • Yes. If you register to vote in Kansas, you should obtain a Kansas driver’s license and you may have to register your vehicle in Kansas. For more information, you may wish to contact the Kansas Department of Revenue, Division of Vehicles.

Fair Elections Center and Campus Vote Project intend the information contained herein to be used only as a general guide. This document should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a licensed Kansas legal professional.

Last updated June 2019

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