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Voter Education

Voting in Kansas

There are four ways you can vote in the state of Kansas:

  1. In Person - Find your polling location to vote on Election Day by using the VoterView tool or by contacting your county election office. Polling locations are usually open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., as they are in Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties, but counties may choose to open one hour earlier or close one hour later. Check to make sure that you have the proper identification needed in order to vote.  Photo ID 101 guide in Spanish.
  2. In Person Early Voting - In Kansas, it is possible to cast your ballot before Election Day. In-person early voting is available beginning 20 days before every Election Day and lasts until Friday, November 2nd at 12 p.m. for the 2020 Presidential/General Election. Refer to your county election office for early voting center locations and hours.
  3. Advanced Ballot Drop-off – You must first request your ballot be sent to you in the mail. Refer to your county election office for early voting center locations and hours.
  4. Voting by Mail - In order to do so, you must complete an application for an advance ballot and include your driver’s license number or a copy of your photo identification. The deadline to submit advance voting applications to your county election official is November 1 for the 2022 Midterm/General Election. Ballots will be mailed to those who apply beginning October 9. All ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received in the county election office by the close of business on the Friday following the election. You may also check to verify your ballot status at VoterView.

Fill out and mail the form to your county's election office. Some counties accept the form by email/fax – refer to your county election office.

Note:  In many counties, including Wyandotte and Leavenworth, you must request an early-voting ballot separately for both the primary and general elections.

Advance Mail Ballot Security Guide

There is no evidence of voter fraud in voting by mail.

Advanced voting guide

Advanced voting guide in Spanish

Voting in your county

In Wyandotte County:

Check out or Wyandotte County Election Office for information on all aspects of voting. You can find applications to register to vote and to vote early by mail, a list of the three early voting center locations with hours, advance voting and ballot drop locations and map, information on voting at your polling place on Election Day, election results, updating your registration, becoming an election worker, sample ballots, voting district maps, a directory of elected officials and more. 

In Leavenworth County:

See the Leavenworth County Election Office  for information on all aspects of voting as are listed for Wyandotte County above including the three early voting center locations with hours. 

In Missouri:  Missouri Elections and Voting

There are different rules for voting by mail in Missouri than in Kansas. See above Missouri Elections page and/or your county election office for this and other voter information.

Absentee and Out-Of-State Voters:

Absentee voting allows you to vote by mail. There are certain rules and processes that each state follows as to who can participate. 

If you know that you qualify to receive an absentee ballot, you can request to have it sent to you by mail.

Overseas and military voters, click here for more information.

Find out how to get a mail-in ballot for your state's elections. Information provided by Rock the Vote.