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  Kansas  

Voting Guide

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.


You must have a Kansas driver’s license or nondriver’s identification card number to register online.

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 mail-in ballots need only submit a copy of their photo ID with their mail-in ballot request application, if they do not provide a Kansas driver’s license or ID card number on their application. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Kansas residents that have state driver’s licenses or ID cards that expired or will expire on March 12, 2020 through September 15, 2020 and are unable to renew at a state driver’s license examination office will be extended. 


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 U.S. passport

  • A U.S. military ID

  • An ID card issued by a Native American tribe

  • A public assistance ID card issued by a government office


A full list of acceptable photo IDs can be found at https://www.kssos.org/elections/elections-faq.html#Photo-ID


If you cannot present a valid ID on Election Day, you may vote a provisional ballot, which 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. Check your registration status, 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. Mail-in ballots can be requested in person at your county election office, by fax, or by mail.


Advance mail-in-ballot applications must be received by the county election officer by the close of business on the Tuesday preceding Election Day. Absentee ballot applications must include a Kansas driver’s license or non-driver ID card number or a copy of one of the following photo identifications:

  • 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 U.S. passport

  • A U.S. military ID

  • An ID card issued by a Native American tribe

  • A public assistance ID card issued by a government office

  • A concealed carry of handgun license issued by Kansas or another state


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 close of business the Friday following the election.


Early In-Person

“Advance” in-person voting hours vary by county. An advance ballot may be cast in person until noon on the day before Election Day. To learn your county’s advance voting period and where you can cast your advance ballot, contact your county election office.


Election Day

Voting sites will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. If you are in line by the closing time, then you have a right to vote. Some counties may open polls from as early as 6:00 a.m. and close as late as 8:00 p.m. Contact your county election officer for more information.

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?

As a full-time student in Kansas, you may have to register      your vehicle and obtain a Kansas driver’s license, regardless of whether you register to vote in Kansas. You may wish to contact the Kansas Department of Revenue, Division of Vehicles for more information.

Fair Elections Center and Campus Vote Project intend the information contained herein is used only as a general guide. This document should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a licensed North Carolina legal professional.
 
Last updated March 2019