Guide to Voting
1. Voter registration
Deadline to Register/update: October 13, 2020
Online Link to Application: https://www.kdor.ks.gov/Apps/VoterReg/Default.aspx
2. Check Your registration
Why check your registration? Your address is where election officials send notices, application forms to receive your ballot in the mail, and more. Additionally, poll workers will check if the address on your voter registration matches the address on your ID at the polls.
Check Registration Here: https://myvoteinfo.voteks.org/voterview/
Update Registration Here: https://www.kdor.ks.gov/apps/voterreg/default.aspx
- Is your name spelled correctly? (Correct hyphenations, middle initials, etc)
- Correct Address
- Active Voter Status (if not update by sending in another online/mail voter application)
- Correct Date of Birth
- Correct Political Party preference
3. Order your mail ballot
Deadline for advance mail ballot application: Must be received by October 27, 2020
We recommend requesting your advance mail ballot as soon as possible and well in advance of this deadline in order to ensure that you receive your ballot in time.
Request Mail-In Ballot Here: https://www.sos.ks.gov/forms//elections/AV1.pdf
Track Ballot: https://myvoteinfo.voteks.org/voterview
Filled out Mail ballots can be dropped off at the polling location until 7 pm on Election Day. That option presumes the voters brings their ballot to their correct local precinct, which have been relocated in the pandemic.
Poll locations can be checked here: https://myvoteinfo.voteks.org/voterview
Deadline to return absentee mail Ballot: no later than noon november 3, 2020
Surrendering Your Absentee Ballot:
Kansas does not have the Surrender Rule. If you bring your absentee ballot to surrender at the polling place on Election Day, they will still make you vote with a provisional ballot. If the voter registration book at your polling location has you listed in it as an “Advance Voter” and you do not have your ballot, you will be given a provisional ballot instead of a regular ballot.
Kansas voters should find and use their Advance ballots. Voters cannot “surrender” these ballots, but they can fill them out and drop them off at the polling location until 7 pm on Election Day. That option presumes the voters brings their ballot to their correct local precinct, which have been relocated in the pandemic. Poll locations can be checked here.
4. Early voting information
- Counties can allow voters to cast advance ballots in person from the Tuesday before Election Day (October 27, 2020) until noon on the day before Election Day (November 2, 2020.) However counties can expand in-person advance voting up to 20 days prior to Election Day.
- In addition to the central county election office, officials can designate satellite advance voting sites.
- State law requires Kansas voters to show photographic identification when casting a vote in person, this includes voting advance in-person. If the voter does not provide identification or it is not valid, the voter will be issued a provisional ballot.
- For a list of acceptable forms of identification and other frequently asked questions visit:https://sos.ks.gov/elections/elections-faq.html
- For more information regarding federal, state and local elections contact the Kansas Secretary of State Elections Division by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 785.296.4561.
5. Be a poll worker
- Become a poll worker! Election offices are expecting shortages in poll workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Poll workers must be 16 years old or over, and a registered voter (if over 18) in their county
Sign Up Here: https://sos.ks.gov/elections/volunteer.html