Want to vote in Kansas? Read our easy guide on registering and voting in the state of Kansas.
Can I vote in Kansas?
You can vote in Kansas if you meet all of the following qualifications:
- You are a United States citizen
- You are a resident of the state of Kansas
- You are at least 18 years of age
- Using the federal voter registration form, available online at http://www.eac.gov/voter_resources/ register_to_vote.aspx. You will need to mail the form in to the address listed on the form. Citizens who use the federal voter registration form do not need to submit a birth certificate, passport, or similar “proof of citizenship” document.
- At the motor vehicle office, while applying for a new driver’s license or renewing an existing driver’s license. Citizens who register at the motor vehicle office do not need to submit a birth certificate, passport, or similar “proof of citizenship” document.
- Using the state voter registration form, which can be filled out online or in person at your local election authority. Citizens who use the state form must submit a birth certificate, passport, or similar “proof of citizenship” document in order to complete the registration process. Citizens who use the state form, but do not submit this documentation, will not be registered and will not be permitted to cast a ballot.
What is the voter registration deadline?
- Request an absentee ballot, and vote in advance by mail. Absentee ballots may be requested from your local election authority. After your request is submitted, you will receive an absentee ballot by mail. Submit your completed ballot to your local election office by Election Day.
- Many counties in Kansas offer advance, in-person voting. Counties may offer in-person voting up to 20 days prior to the November 8, 2016 election. Check with your local election office to find out whether advance, in-person voting is offered in your community.
- A driver’s license or identification card issued by Kansas, another state, or an Indian tribe.
- A conceled carry of handgun or weapon license issued by Kansas or by another state.
- A United States passport.
- An employee badge or ID document issued by a city, county, state, or federal government office.
- A military identification document issued by the United States.
- A student identification card issued by an accredited postsecondary institution of education in Kansas.
- A public assistance identification card issued by a city, county, state or federal government office.