How to vote in my state

Kansas

Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

November 8, 2022

Kansas General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked: October 18, 2022
  • In-person request by: October October 18, 2022
  • Online request by: October 18, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • In-person request by: November 1, 2022
  • Post received: November 1, 2022
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Postmarked: November 8, 2022
  • In-person received: November 8, 2022
Early Voting:

October 19 – November 1, 2022 (varies by county)

 

Helpful Resources

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to vote

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What's on your
ballot

Advance (Absentee) Voting

Any registered voter may vote in advance, or absentee, in Kansas. Your advance voting application must be returned to your county election officer by the Friday before Election Day, and completed advance voting ballots are due by close of polls on Election Day.

See details of absentee voting and download the application here

Advance (Early) Voting 

Advance voting by mail has been allowed to all Kansas voters since 1996. You do not need an excuse to advance vote by mail ballot. However, you do need to apply to have an advanced by mail ballot mailed to you for each election as they are NOT mandatory and are sent to voters by county election offices at the request of the voter.

See list of county election offices here

See details of early voting here

What to Expect
on Election Day

On Election Day, polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM. 

Find your polling location.

Voter ID Requirements

State law requires Kansas voters to show photographic identification when casting a vote in person. The following documents may be used to meet photo ID requirements for voting:

  • Driver’s license or ID card issued by Kansas or another state
  • U.S. Passport
  • U.S. Military ID
  • ID card issued by a Native American tribe
  • Employee badge or ID issued by a government office
  • Student ID card from an accredited postsecondary education institution in Kansas
  • Concealed carry license issued by Kansas or another state
  • Public assistance ID card issued by a government office

Click here for more information on voter ID in Kansas

Language Access

Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires certain jurisdictions to provide in-language voting materials in areas with a significant number of limited English proficient voters.

Section 208

Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, “Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.” 

It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose. 

Have questions or need help voting?

Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).

Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. Click here for more information.