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Register Online

You’ll need your Kansas driver’s license or non-driver’s ID card number to register online

If you’re registering for the first time in Kansas, you’ll also need to submit one of the following documents to prove your US citizenship (either by uploading a PDF of the document or submitting a copy by mail, fax, or emailing to the contact information on the website):

  • Birth certificate
  • US passport
  • US naturalization documents
  • Other proof of US citizenship issued by the federal government
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs card number, tribal treaty card number, or tribal enrollment number
  • Consular report of birth abroad of a US citizen
  • Certificate of citizenship from the US Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Certification of report of birth from the US Department of State
  • American Indian card, with KIC classification, from the US Department of Homeland Security
  • Final adoption decree showing your name and US birthplace
  • Military record of service showing your place of birth in the US
  • Extract from a hospital record of birth created at the time of your birth that shows your place of birth in the US
  • A driver’s license or non-driver’s identification card only if the agency indicates on your driver’s license or non-driver’s ID card that you provided satisfactory proof of US citizenship

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Check if you’re registered to vote

myvoteinfo.voteks.org

1. Get the voter registration form.

Download and print the Kansas state voter registration form or call 1-800-766-3777 to have one sent to you.

Get the form


2. Fill out the form

Steps 1–2 · Check the boxes to indicate you’re a US citizen and will be at least 18 years old on Election Day, Nov 8

Steps 3–4 · Provide your name and gender

Steps 5–7 · Provide your home address, mailing address (if different than home address), and the date that you moved to your current address

Step 8 · Provide your birthday

Step 9 · (Optional) Provide your daytime phone number

Step 10 · Provide your naturalization number (if you have one)

Step 11 · Provide your driver’s license number or your non-driver’s license number. If you don’t have either one, provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. If you don’t have any of these numbers, write “NONE.”

Step 12 · Check your political party affiliation or that you’re not affiliated with a party

Steps 13–14 · If you’re changing your name or address, provide the previous name and/or address

Step 15 · Sign and date the form


3. Provide proof of citizenship

If you’re registering for the first time, provide a copy of one of the following proofs of US citizenship:

  • Birth certificate
  • US passport
  • US naturalization documents
  • Other proof of US citizenship issued by the federal government
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs card number, tribal treaty card number, or tribal enrollment number
  • Consular report of birth abroad of a US citizen
  • Certificate of citizenship from the US Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Certification of report of birth from the US Department of State
  • American Indian card, with KIC classification, from the US Department of Homeland Security
  • Final adoption decree showing your name and US birthplace
  • Military record of service showing your place of birth in the US
  • Extract from a hospital record of birth created at the time of your birth that shows your place of birth in the US
  • A driver’s license or non-driver’s identification card only if the agency indicates on your driver’s license or non-driver’s ID card that you provided satisfactory proof of US citizenship

4. Send the form.

Your completed form must be postmarked by Oct 18 and mailed to your county elections office


Check if you’re registered to vote

myvoteinfo.voteks.org

1. Get the voter registration form.

Get the voter registration form at your county elections office


2. Fill out the form

Steps 1–2 · Check the boxes to indicate you’re a US citizen and will be at least 18 years old on Election Day, Nov 8

Steps 3–4 · Provide your name and gender

Steps 5–7 · Provide your home address, mailing address (if different than home address), and the date that you moved to your current address

Step 8 · Provide your birthday

Step 9 · (Optional) Provide your daytime phone number

Step 10 · Provide your naturalization number (if you have one)

Step 11 · Provide your driver’s license number or your non-driver’s license number. If you don’t have either one, provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. If you don’t have any of these numbers, write “NONE.”

Step 12 · Check your political party affiliation or that you’re not affiliated with a party

Steps 13–14 · If you’re changing your name or address, provide the previous name and/or address

Step 15 · Sign and date the form


3. Provide proof of citizenship

If you’re registering for the first time, provide a copy of one of the following proofs of US citizenship:

  • Birth certificate
  • US passport
  • US naturalization documents
  • Other proof of US citizenship issued by the federal government
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs card number, tribal treaty card number, or tribal enrollment number
  • Consular report of birth abroad of a US citizen
  • Certificate of citizenship from the US Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Certification of report of birth from the US Department of State
  • American Indian card, with KIC classification, from the US Department of Homeland Security
  • Final adoption decree showing your name and US birthplace
  • Military record of service showing your place of birth in the US
  • Extract from a hospital record of birth created at the time of your birth that shows your place of birth in the US
  • A driver’s license or non-driver’s identification card only if the agency indicates on your driver’s license or non-driver’s ID card that you provided satisfactory proof of US citizenship

4. Return the form.

Your completed form must be returned to your County Elections office by Oct 18


Check if you’re registered to vote

myvoteinfo.voteks.org

Registration requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Live at a Kansas address
  • Be 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 8
  • Must have received final discharge from being in jail, on parole, or conditional release if you’ve been convicted of a felony
Online
October 18

Mail
October 18

In Person
October 18

How to Vote

Vote early
Nov 1–7

Vote by advance ballot at your County Elections office

Bring an accepted form of ID

Some counties may offer in-person voting starting on Oct 19. Check with your County Elections office for early voting dates and times.


Vote on Election Day
Nov 8

Polls are open from 7 AM–7PM. If you’re in line at your polling place by 7 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Bring an accepted form of ID


Who can vote early

Any registered voter can vote early in person.

Who can vote by mail

Any registered voter can vote by mail.


1. Get the absentee ballot application

Download and print the advance ballot by mail application

Get the form


2. Fill out the form

Step 1 · Provide the county where you live and the county where you’re filling out the form

Step 2 · Provide your Kansas driver’s license number or Kansas nondriver ID card number. If you don’t have either of these, attach a copy of accepted ID.

Step 3 · Provide your name, birthday, and home address

Step 4 · Provide the address where the ballot should be sent (if different from your home address)

Step 5 · Sign and date the form, and provide your phone number


3. Submit the form

Mail or fax the form to your County Elections office so it’s received by Nov 4


4. Vote
  • Once you receive your ballot, follow the instructions to fill it out
  • Mail you completed advance ballot so it’s received at your County Elections office by 7 PM on Election Day, Nov 8
  • Check the status of your ballot through your county on kssos.org
Absentee ballot received by
November 8

Vote early
Nov 1–7

Vote by advance ballot at your County Elections office

Bring an accepted form of ID

Some counties may offer in-person voting starting on Oct 19. Check with your County Elections office for early voting dates and times.


Vote on Election Day
November 8

Polls are open from 7 AM–7PM. If you’re in line at your polling place by 7 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Bring an accepted form of ID

Voting requirements
  • Be a registered voter in Kansas. Check if you’re registered to vote.
  • Be a US citizen
  • Live at a Kansas address
  • Be 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 8
  • Must have received final discharge from being in jail, on parole, or conditional release if you had been previously convicted of a felony

In person ID requirements

You must show one of the following current photo IDs if you’re voting early in person or on Election Day:

  • Driver’s license
  • Nondriver ID card
  • Concealed carry handgun license
  • US passport
  • Government employee badge or ID
  • US military ID
  • Student ID from an accredited postsecondary school in Kansas
  • Government-issued public assistance ID
  • Tribal ID

Persons age 65 or older may use expired photo ID

If you’re in one of the following categories, you’re not required to show ID:

  • You’re permanently disabled, can’t travel to a county or state office to obtain a photo ID, and have qualified for permanent advance voting status.
  • You’re military member on active duty who will be absent from your county on Election Day, or you’re the spouse or dependent of an active duty service member who will be away from your county on Election Day
  • You’re a member of the US Merchant Marine who will be absent from your county on Election Day, or you’re the spouse or dependent of a member of the Merchant Marine and will be away from your county on Election Day
  • Your religious beliefs prohibit photo ID. You must submit a declaration of your religious beliefs using this form.

By mail ID requirements

Provide your Kansas driver’s license number or Kansas nondriver ID card number on your early ballot application. If you don’t have either of these, attach a copy of one of the following:

  • Driver’s license from another state
  • Nondriver ID card from another state
  • Concealed carry handgun license
  • US passport
  • Government employee badge or ID
  • US military ID
  • Student ID from an accredited postsecondary school in Kansas
  • Government public assistance ID
  • Tribal ID

Frequently Asked Questions

When you register, you must put your current Kansas driver’s license number or non-driver’s identification number on your voter registration form. If you do not have either number, enter the last four digits of your social security number. If you don’t have any of these numbers, you must check the ‘none’ box on the form. However, you will need to provide photo ID when you vote, whether you vote in person or by mail.
Yes. Every voter must now provide a valid form of identification, with the exception of: persons with a permanent physical disability that makes it impossible for them to travel to obtain voting identification and who have permanent advance voting status; members of the merchant marine and uniformed service memberswho are on active duty and absent from the county on election day, as well as their spouses and dependents; and any voter whose religious beliefs prohibit photographic identification.Yes. When you apply for your absentee ballot, you must provide your current and valid Kansas driver’s license number, nondriver’s identification card number, or a photocopy of any ID listed below.The following forms of ID are valid if they contain the name and photograph of the voter and have not expired:* driver’s license issued by Kansas or another state; state identification card; government-issued concealed carry handgun or weapon license; U.S. passport; employee badge or identification document issued by a government office or agency; military ID; student ID issued by an accredited postsecondary institution in Kansas; government-issued public assistance ID card.*Expired documents are valid if the bearer is aged 65 or older.*