En español | Kansas' Nov. 8 general election will decide races for seats in the U.S. House, U.S. Senate and state House as well as other statewide races, including governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. The primary was Aug. 2.
What's new this year?
The redrawing of congressional and state legislative district boundaries may change which candidates appear on your ballot.
The deadline to register online or in person is Oct. 18. If you mail your application, it must be postmarked by Oct. 18.
Check your registration status through the state’s voter information portal.
Any registered voter can request an advance ballot and vote from home in the November general election. Apply by mail or in person. Applications must be received by Nov. 1. to vote in the general.
Use the state’s Voter View website to track the status of your ballot.
Yes. Early in-person voting must begin Nov. 1 and end on Nov. 7 for the general. However, counties may opt to offer early in-person voting starting Oct. 19. Contact your local elections office for hours and satellite locations.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls generally are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., but counties may open their polling stations as early as 6 a.m. and close as late as 8 p.m. Find your polling place and hours through the state’s Voter View site.
Yes. Permanent advance voting applications are available for people with permanent illnesses or disabilities. These voters will receive advance ballots by mail for all future elections.
The Kansas Secretary of State requires all polling places to accommodate curbside voting. If you need to vote from your vehicle in the parking lot of your polling place, send someone in to alert the poll workers or follow curbside voting instructions displayed in the parking area.
Yes. Acceptable forms of ID include a driver’s license or state ID card, U.S. passport, tribal ID or concealed carry license. A list of acceptable IDs can be found on the state elections website. Voters 65 and older can use an expired photo ID. If you don’t have a valid ID while voting in person you’ll receive a provisional ballot. Provisional ballots are set aside from other ballots and their validity is later determined by the county canvassing board.
Editor’s note: This guide was updated on Aug. 8, 2022, with information about how to vote in 2022. The guide was first published on Aug. 18, 2020.
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