Registration & Voting
Registration & Voting
Kansas elections are conducted by the counties with oversight by the secretary of state’s office. Voter registration application (Español) forms must be submitted to the county election officer where the applicant lives. Kansans may also register to vote or change their registration information online with a valid Kansas driver’s license or nondriver identification card. The deadline to register to vote is the twenty-first day before any election.
Counties are required to post a Voter Rights and Responsibilities poster (Español) and Notice to Voters (Español) at each polling place on Election Day. Each county maintains a list of registered voters, and the secretary of state maintains a statewide list. This data is available for purchase by filling out a CVR form.
Each county chooses its voting system from a list of equipment certified by the secretary of state. A list of what voting system each county uses is kept by the secretary of state. All certified systems must meet the requirements of the national voting system standards. Maps of national and state districts also are available to ensure Kansans have all the information they need about voting matters.
Kansas allows voters to cast their ballots through advance voting. Any registered voter can vote by mail or in-person prior to Election Day. To vote by mail, voters should contact their county election officer and request an advance ballot application. Advance ballots are mailed to voters starting 20 days before the election and must be post-marked on or before Election Day and received no later than three days after the election. Voters can also hand-deliver their advance ballot to the county election office or any polling location within their county by the close of polls on Election Day. Kansas voters may also vote in person at the county election office starting the Tuesday before Election Day, or up to 20 days before the election, depending on the county. Voters who are ill, disabled or not proficient in English may receive assistance in applying for and casting advance ballots.
Important 2019 Election Advance Voting Dates
Tuesday, October 15 – Last day to register to vote for the General Election.
Wednesday, October 16 – First day advance ballots are mailed and in-person advance voting may begin. Contact your county election office to find out when and where.
Tuesday, October 29 – Deadline for voters to apply for advance ballots to be mailed for the general election.
Monday, November 4 – 12:00 pm deadline to cast advance ballots in person at county election office.
Tuesday, November 5 (GENERAL ELECTION) – Advance ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received in the county election office no later than three days after the election. Advance ballots may be hand-delivered to the county election office or to any polling place within the county by close of polls.
If you have questions, call toll-free at 1-800-262-VOTE (8683).