State of Kansas Voting Requirements


U.S. Domestic Voters

Federal and State Elections

Kansas State Primary Election held on Tue Aug 2, 2022



New Voter Registration

Received by Tue Jul 12, 2022

Absentee Ballot Request

Tue Jul 26, 2022 5:00pm CDT

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Aug 2, 2022
  • Received by Fri Aug 5, 2022

Early Voting

Wed Jul 13, 2022 -
  • In Advance Voting Center by Sun Jul 31, 2022 4:00pm
  • In the Election Office by Sun Jul 31, 2022 12:00pm


You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 7am to 7pm on Election Day.

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Early Voting

Any voter may may vote in person in the county election office starting the Tuesday before election day, or up to 20 days before the election, depending on the county. Contact your election office to inquire about early voting options in your area.

Absentee Voting

Kansas does not offer all mail elections when a candidate appears on the ballot. Advance Voting by Mail is only available when there is a question on the ballot at the local level. You do not need an excuse to advance vote by mail ballot. However, you do need to apply to county election offices to have an advanced by mail ballot mailed to you for each election. If your signature on the application or on your ballot does not match your signature on your voter registration, you may be contacted for verification purposes.

If you have someone else return your ballot for you, this person will simply sign a statement that no undue influence has been exercised on you and your directions have been followed.

You are eligible to vote in Kansas if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Kansas
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Live in the precinct where you vote for at least 21 days prior to the election

You are NOT eligible to vote in Kansas if:

  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
  • You are registered to vote in another state

Restorative Requirements

  • You are a convicted felon involving moral turpitude, unless your voting rights have been restored.

You may preregister to vote in Kansas

  • if you will be 18 by Election Day

Student Eligibility

If you are a student, you are eligible to vote in Kansas if:

  • You reside in Kansas but are attending college in another state
  • You reside in another state but attend college in Kansas
  • You provide a valid photo student ID from a college/university in Kansas at the polls

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Kansas you should provide one of the following:

  • Your Kansas Driver's License Number
  • Your Kansas ID Number

If you do not have these IDs, you may provide:

  • Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number

If you do not have one of these forms of ID and need help getting ID, go to

Voting In-Person

In Kansas, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Government Employee ID
  • Public Assistance ID
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Kansas Driver's License
  • License to Carry Concealed Weapon or Firearm
  • Valid Kansas Non-driver's ID
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Valid Student ID from State School

An expiration date does not need to be shown on the photo ID. However, if there is an expiration date on the ID, it must not be expired. ID is also required for Advance Voting in Person which is available up to 20 days before an election. If an advance voter does not provide identification, the county election officer may issue a provisional ballot to the voter. The provisional ballot will not be considered valid until the voter submits their photographic identification to before the county canvass.

If you do not have one of the Kansas valid IDs and need help getting ID, go to

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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