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Voting & Elections in Kansas

Voter Registration in Kansas

Eligibility

  • Age: At least 17 and turning 18 before the next Election Day
  • Formerly incarcerated individuals: May vote if they have received final discharge from imprisonment, parole, or conditional release if convicted of a felony.
  • Citizenship: Must be a U.S. citizen.  [NOTE] Documentary proof of citizenship is NOT required when registering to vote, per the Federal District Court ruling on June 18, 2018, by Judge Julie Robinson declaring the Kansas Documentary Proof of Citizenship law violated the National Voter Registration Act and the U.S. Constitution.
  • Residence: Must be a bona-fide resident of the state of Kansas.
  • College students may register to vote at either their school or permanent address, but not both
  • Check to see if you are already registered https://myvoteinfo.voteks.org/VoterView/RegistrantSearch.do

More information: https://www.vote.org/am-i-registered-to-vote/

Deadline

  • Voter registration closes 21 days before any election. In order to be eligible to vote in that election, your application must be postmarked on or before that date.
  • October 13, 2020, is the deadline for in-person registration and postmark of mail-in registration for the general election. The registration deadline for the primary election is April 24, 2020.
  • Registration and Voting Guidelines: https://sos.kansas.gov/elections/registration-voting/
  • Election Calendar:  May 2, 2020 - Democratic Presidential Primary; August 4, 2020 - Primary election; November 3, 2020 - General election

Online registration

To register to vote online, you must have a valid Kansas driver's license or non-driver's identification card. If you do not have either of these documents, you may register to vote using the paper form.(link will open in new window.) You must re-register each time you change your name, address, or party affiliation for voting.

Online registration form (in English and Spanish): https://www.sos.ks.gov/forms/elections/voterregistration.pdf and https://www.sos.ks.gov/forms/elections/Spanish/SpanishVoterReg.pdf

Additional election-related forms are available at https://sos.kansas.gov/filing-center/elections-legislative-forms/

Mail-in registration

Printable forms (in English and Spanish): https://sos.kansas.gov/filing-center/elections-legislative-forms/

Information about ID requirements

Kansas has a strict photo ID policy. See "ID Requirements for Kansas Voters" box for more information.

Choosing a political party   

Voter registration applicants may choose to affiliate with one of the recognized political parties at the time of initial registration or any time after. Registered voters who are unaffiliated may affiliate with a party at the polling place on election day, or in the process of obtaining an advance ballot before the primary, and vote that party’s primary ballot.  

A law passed in 2014 prohibits voters from changing party affiliations during the weeks before and after the August primary election. Beginning with the candidate filing deadline on June 1, no voter may file a document to change party affiliations or to disaffiliate from a party until the results of the primary have been certified by the state board of canvassers.                 

Updating registration      

Kansans may change their registration information online with a valid Kansas driver's license or nondriver identification card.

Cancelling registration

Send your county election office a signed and dated card or letter stating that you wish to be removed from the voter rolls in that county. Include your name and the address where you were registered.

 

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