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How to vote in Kansas! Everything you need to know from registering and voter ID laws to absentee voting and sample ballots!



Check your registration status:

Register online:

Register by mail:

Forms of proof of citizenship:

Request a mail/absentee ballot:

Find your county elections officers:
(this is where you go to find out more information about early voting in your county)

Find your polling place:

Look at a sample ballot:


More states:

Google's simple "How to Register" system:

Hello Kansas. If you want to vote, first you need to register to vote. There's a link in the description below where you can check to see whether you're registered already. If you aren't registered yet, or you've moved or changed your name since the last election, you have until October 18th to get registered or change your registration. You can click the link in the description to register online right now as long as you have a valid Kansas driver's license or state ID. If you don't have a license - maybe you're a student from another state, or you just don't drive - you'll need register by mail. There's a link to a form in the description that you'll need to fill it out and mail to the address for your county that is on the back of that form.

Whether you register online or by mail, you'll need to submit a proof of citizenship. For most people, that will be a copy of your passport or birth certificate, but there's a list of all 13 acceptable forms in the description. Once you're registered, you get to vote.

If you prefer to vote from the comfort of your own home, you can request an absentee ballot using the form in the description. You'll need to mail it in so it arrives by Friday, November 4th, so the sooner you apply the better. Then all you have to do is wait for your ballot to show up in the mail - they'll start sending them 3 weeks before the election - fill it out at your own pace, and send it back before November 8th.

You can also vote early in person at your local elections office if you want. Some offices start advance voting as soon as October 19th, and other counties don't start until November 1st, so find your county's office at the link in the description to confirm dates and times that you can go and vote early.

If you want to vote in person on November 8th, the polls are open from 7 am to 7 pm and you can find where to go vote using the link in the description. You'll need to bring a photo ID with you. ID's they will accept include a driver's license, passport, state ID, student ID from a college or university in Kansas, military ID, tribal ID, public assistance card, or a concealed carry handgun license.

Closer to election day, you can go to or to the link in the description to look at a sample ballot that tells you everything you'll be able to vote for. You don't have to vote for every single item on the ballot. You can leave things blank if you want to, but your local elections can be pretty important, so it's worth checking out what's on there ahead of time. You can even print out a sample ballot, and bring it with you to the polls, so you don't forget what you wanted to vote for. All of the links to check your registration and polling location are in the description. Thank you for voting.