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COVID-19 Voting Update: Voters in Kansas do not need an excuse to apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail. Voters were able to do this prior to the pandemic.

[updated September 4, 2020]


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Hey 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 already registered.

If you aren’t registered yet, or if you’ve moved or changed your name since the last election you have until October 13th to get registered for the November election. 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, say you’re a student from another state, or you just don’t drive, you’ll need to register by mail.

There’s a link to the form in the description, and you’ll need to fill it out and mail it 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 to be mailed to you using the form in the description.

You’ll need to mail it in so that it arrives by October 7th, 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 then send it back before November 3rd. You can also vote early in person at your county elections office if you want. Some offices start advance voting as soon as October 14th, 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 3rd the polls are open from 7am to 7pm and you can find out where to go 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 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 or screenshot it and bring it to the polls with you so you don’t forget who you wanted to vote for. Before you go, the best thing to do if you’re planning to vote this year is to make a plan to vote right now—from what day you’re gonna register to whether you’re gonna vote in person or by mail. What kind of ID you’re gonna use, and where even is it?

Even what time you’re gonna 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 voting on November 3rd. All the links you need to check your registration and polling location are in the description.

Thanks for voting. How To Vote in Every State is produced by Complexly in partnership with The MediaWise Voter Project, which is led by The Poynter Institute and supported by Facebook.