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Hello Kansas, If you want to vote, first you need to register.

There’s a link in the description below where you can check whether you’re registered already. If you aren’t registered yet, or if you’ve moved or changed your name since the last election you have until October 16th to get registered or update your information.

You can click the link in the description and 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 the form in the description that you’ll need to fill it out and mail to the address for your county that’s on the back of the form.

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 that it arrives by Friday, November 2nd, but 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 6th. You can also vote early in person at your county elections office if you want. Some offices start advance voting as soon as October 17th, and but other counties start later, so find your county’s office at the link in the description to confirm dates and times before you go to vote early.

If you want to vote in person on November 6th, the polls are open from 7am to 7pm and you can find out where to go to vote using the link in the description. You’ll need to bring a photo ID with you. ID’s they’ll 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 voteks.org 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 for it to count – 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 it out and bring it to the polls with you so you don’t forget who you wanted to vote for.

The best thing to do if you’re planning to vote in the midterms is to make a plan to vote right now – from what day you’re going to register to whether you going to vote in person or by mail. What kind of ID you’re going to use, and where it is, even what time you’re going to vote and how you’re going to get there. Write it down, put it in your notes app, text it to your friend, just make a plan so that nothing unexpected stops you from being counted on November 6th.

All the links you need to check your registration and polling location are in the description. Thank you for voting.