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Kansas Voting Quick Facts

Who Can Register to vote in Kansas

To register to vote in the State of Kansas, an individual must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a U.S. citizen and a resident of the state of Kansas.
  • e at least 17 years old (and 18 years old by Election Day to vote).
  • Be a Kansas Resident
  • Have completed your sentence, if convicted of a felony.
  • NOT be disqualified to vote by a court, due to mental incompetence
  • NOT be registered to vote in another state

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How Do I Register To Vote in Kansas

Voting At The Polls On Election Day

WHAT IS AN ACCEPTABLE FORM OF IDENTIFICATION FOR VOTING

State law requires that polling places open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. on election day; however, the county may open the polls earlier and close them later. All voters who are in line at 7:00 p.m. are allowed to vote.

What are your rights and Responsibilities?

  • Be sure to know your rights and responsibilities when voting. Voter rights and responsibilities are posted at each polling place on election day. If you would like more information, go to www.voteks.org.

How will you Vote?

  • As a Kansas voter, you may cast a ballot at your local polling place on election day; you may cast an advance ballot; if you are in the military serving abroad, you may cast a federal service ballot; or, in a few special cases, you might cast a president-only ballot. Go to www. voteks.org for more information and instructions for the different types of ballots.

What Photo Identification is Valid for Voting?

  • State law requires that all voters show photo iden- tification each time they vote.
  • Driver's license issued by Kansas or another state
  • State identification card
  • Government-issued concealed carry handgun or weapon license
  • U.S. passport
  • Employee badge or identification document issued by a government office or agency
  • Military ID
  • Student ID issued by an accredited postsecondary institution in Kansas
  • Government-issued public assistance ID card

How Do you make certain your Vote counts?

  • Be sure to have proper identification with you when going to vote. This will ensure that you are able to vote a regular ballot. Each polling place will have specific instructions for the method of voting.

Learn more about Voting at the Polls on Election Day

Who Can Vote in Primary Elections in Kansas

Both Democrats and Republicans hold Closed Primaries

Major Political Parties

A person registered as affiliated with the Republican Party 21 days prior to the election can vote a Republican ballot in the primary election.

A person registered as affiliated with the Democratic Party 21 days prior to the election can vote a Democratic ballot in the primary election.

A person registered to vote but not affiliated with any political party 21 days prior to the election may choose to remain unaffiliated and may vote only on non-partisan questions if any are on the ballot.

Minor Political Parties

A person affiliated with one of the minor political parties recognized in Kansas (Libertarian) 21 days prior to the election is not eligible to vote in the primary election for any candidate, but is eligible to vote only on non-partisan questions if any are on the ballot.

Not Affiliated - Affiliate with the Republican Party on Election Day

A person registered to vote but not affiliated with any political party 21 days prior to the election may choose to affiliate with the Republican Party on election day at the polling place and may vote a Republican ballot in the primary election. The person affiliates by completing a voter registration application and checking “Republican.”

Not Affiliated - Affiliate with the Democratic Party on Election Day

A person registered to vote but not affiliated with any political party 21 days prior to the election may choose to affiliate with the Democratic Party on election day at the polling place and may vote a Democratic ballot in the primary election. The person affiliates by completing a voter registration application and checking Democratic.'

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Who Can Vote Absentee in Kansas

Voting in Kansas is easier than ever. With advance voting, any registered voter can vote by mail or in person before Election Day.

Advance Voting Steps:

  • Contact your county election officer to request an application for an advance voting ballot.
  • Complete the application and return it to your county election officer.
  • You can have your ballot mailed to you starting 20 days before the election.
  • You 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.
  • All ballots must be received in the county election office by the close of polls on election day.
  • Sick, disabled or Non-English Proficient voters may receive assistance in applying for and casting advance voting ballots.

Learn more about ADVANCE VOTING In Kansas

What If My Address Has Changed

Change of Address:

  • f you move, you must update your registration. This can be handled through your local clerk, at a Secretary of State office, online at ExpressSOS.com, by mail or at any other location where voter registrations are accepted.
  • The residential address used for your voter registration must be the same as the address on your driver’s license. Consequently, when you submit a driver’s license address change, it will be applied to your voter registration. Similarly, when you submit a voter registration address change, it will be applied to your driver’s license

College student

  • At School. Students should have no trouble establishing voting residency in Kansas if they have a present intention to remain at their Kansas school address for the time being and they intend to make it their principal home.[11] Any other interpretation of the residency laws is unconstitutional. Voting in Kansas may be a declaration of residency, potentially making you subject to other laws that govern state residents.

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When Is The Next Election?

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Poll Hours: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM

Voting hours: State law requires that polling places open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. on election day; however, the county may open the polls earlier and close them later. All voters who are in line at 7:00 p.m. are allowed to vote.

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use myvoteinfo.voteks.org to Locate Your Polling Place. If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

Can I Register At The Polls On Election Day?

NO: Kansas does not provide Same Day Voter Registration. You must register to vote by the voter registration deadline in order to vote in an election. If you miss the voter registration deadline for an election you should contact your local election office.

Can I Take Time Off For Voting? Yes

Any registered voter may leave work for a period up to two hours to vote. If the polls are open before or after the work shift, however, the voter may only take such time off that, when added to the amount of time before or after work that the polls are open, does not exceed two hours.

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