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Voting & Elections in Kansas

ID Requirements for Kansas Voters

ID Requirements for Registration

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 You must re-register each time you change your name, address, or party affiliation for voting.

These are the steps you must complete in the online voter registration process:

  • 1) Verify your voting eligibility.
  • 2) Verify that you have a valid driver's license or non-driver's identification card.
  • 3) Enter your personal information.
  • 4) Review and submit your information.

Allow time for processing. Your county election officer will notify you that your voter registration was completed successfully or that further action is needed.

Mail-in Registration

Kansas Voter Registration Application form:  https://www.kssos.org/forms/elections/voterregistration.pdf 

  • Enter your current Kansas driver’s license number or nondriver’s identification card number.
  • If you do not have either one, enter the last four digits of your Social Security number.
  • If you do not have any of these numbers, write “none” in the box. The number will be used for administrative purposes only and will not be disclosed to the public. K.S.A. 25-2309 (Rev. 1/15/19 tc)

Return your completed application to your county. Addresses are on the back of the application form. Your county election officer will mail you a notice when your application has been processed.

Deadlines for Kansas voters to register: July 14, 2020, for Primary Election; October 13, 2020 for the General Election. .

ID Requirements for Voting

First-Time Voters

First-time voters who meet certain requirements must present either a current and valid photo ID with their name and address OR “a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address.”

If you cannot meet either of the above requirements, you may sign an affidavit and cast a provisional ballot subject to verification of your eligibility to vote.

All Other Voters

Voters who are not voting for the first time can::

  • Present a government-issued photo ID document.
  • If requesting a ballot by mail must either write his or her driver's license number on the application or send a copy of a photo ID to get a ballot.
  • A voter age 65 and older may use an expired document.
  • Certain individuals are exempt from the ID requirements.

More information about the Kansas Voter ID Law, as well as a list of documents that may be used as photographic identification for purposes of voting in Kansas, may be found at http://www.voteks.org.

Where to get an ID

Obtaining a Driver’s License or ID

Renewing or Transferring Your License

Free Photographic Identification

  • A registered voter who does not possess any of the approved government-issued photographic identification documents and who wishes to vote may apply for a free non-driver identification card through the Division of Vehicles, Kansas Department of Revenue.
  • In order to obtain a non-driver identification card, a person must present acceptable proof of identity and proof of residence to the Division of Vehicles, Kansas Department of Revenue. Qualifying individuals who lack proof of identity and desire to obtain a free nondriver identification card may obtain a Kansas birth certificate from the Kansas Office of Vital Statistics at no cost to the individual.
  • Individuals who do not have proof of identity and do not wish to pay for such a document may apply for a State Voter Identification Document at no cost. (NOTE: This identification document is valid only for the purpose of voting in Kansas and may not be used for any other purpose.)
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