Online Voting in Kansas

Online Voting: NOT YET X

Online Registration: YES 

 Registering to Vote in Kansas

Beginning January 1, 2013, any person who is not on the voter registration list in Kansas must submit proof of U.S. citizenship as part of the registration process. A notice of this requirement may be given to registrants who fail to provide such evidence when completing the voter registration application.

The deadline to register to vote for any election is 21 days prior to that election.  You may not change your party affiliation after that date. Applications postmarked by that day will be accepted and processed for that election. Applications received during the 20-day period when registration is closed will not be valid for that election. These applications will be processed beginning the day after the election.

Qualifications

  • Be a Kansas resident
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be 18 years old (you may register if you will turn 18 before the next election)
  • Can’t have had voting privileges revoked by a Kansas court of law
  • Felons must have their voting rights restored

Where and How to Register

  1. Obtain a Kansas Voter Registration Application
    • On paper – Go to Voter Registration Application and print out the application.  It is also available at your county election office, at the Secretary of State’s office, or at various sites around the state. These sites include many banks, grocery stores, libraries, city offices, and at public events such as county fairs and the state fair.
    • Online – You must have a valid Kansas driver’s license or non-driver’s identification card. Go to Online Voter Registration.
  2. Complete the application carefully
    • On paper
      • Read and carefully answer all required questions. The form will be rejected if you do not answer “Yes” to the citizen and age questions, or provide your address and birth date.
      • If any other information is incomplete or illegible, you may receive a call from the county election office asking for more information.
      • Sign and date the application.
    • Online
      • Have a valid Kansas driver’s license or nondriver’s identification card
      • Follow the steps you must complete in the online voter registration process:
      • Verify your voting eligibility;
      • Verify that you have a valid driver’s license or non-driver’s identification card;
      • Enter your personal information;
      • Review and submit your information.
  3. Turn in your application
    • On paper – Return the fully completed application to your county election office by mail, by fax, or in person. County addresses are listed on the back of the application.
    • Online –  Review and submit your information electronically.
  4. Receive your certificate of registration by mail from the county election office
  5. Verify information
  6. Report errors – Contact your county election office if any information is incorrect

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Additional Resources

Vote Kansas

County Election Offices

Wikipedia 

Kansas Registration and Voting

 

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