Election Day is November 8
- October 17 Deadline to postmark or submit online your voter registration
- October 19 First day of advance voting in person
- November 1 Deadline to request an advance vote by mail ballot
- November 7 Last day of advance voting in person
- November 8 Deadline to postmark advance vote by mail ballots
- November 8 Election Day
To register to vote in Kansas, you must:
- Be a United States Citizen
- Reside in Kansas
- Be 18 years old by election day
- Not be currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction*
*A federal or state felony conviction results in the loss of voting rights until the terms of the felony sentence is complete. If on probation or parole, a sentence is not considered complete until your probation or parole is finished. Individuals who lose their voting rights due to a felony conviction may re-register to vote upon completion of their sentence
How to register to vote:
- Register online: requires a valid Kansas driver’s license or non-driver’s identification card
- Register via mail: print, complete, and sign the Kansas Voter Registration Application (Spanish) and mail it to your local election authority (a list of addresses is included on the form).
Voter ID Requirements
State law requires Kansas voters to show photographic identification when casting a vote in person. The following documents may be used to meet photo ID requirements for voting:
- Driver’s license or ID card issued by Kansas or another state
- U.S. Passport
- U.S. Military ID
- ID card issued by a Native American tribe
- Employee badge or ID issued by a government office
- Student ID card from an accredited postsecondary education institution in Kansas
- Concealed carry license issued by Kansas or another state
- Public assistance ID card issued by a government office
Exemptions from photo ID requirements exist for: permanent advance voters (voters with illness or disabilities); military and overseas voters and their spouses and dependents; and voter with religious objections who sign a Declaration of Religious Objection (Form DRO (Español)). Voters age 65 or older may use an expired photo ID.
Registered voters who do not have an approved government-issued photo ID and would like one to vote may apply for a free nondriver identification card with the Kansas Division of Motor Vehicles. To get a free photo ID, individual must fill out a Form DE-VID1 (Certification Requesting Fee Waiver for Nondriver Identification Card) (Español). This form is available at all driver’s licenses offices, all county election offices and online.
Advance Voting – In Person
Kansas allows voters to advance vote in person at county election offices or satellite voting locations up to 20 days before an election. For the 2022 election, counties may begin in-person advancing voting on October 19 for the general election. The deadline for in-person advance voting is 12:00 p.m. November 7, 2022 for the general election. To find the locations and hours of advance voting locations, search the list of county election offices.
Advance Voting by Mail
Advance voting by mail has been allowed to all Kansas voters since 1996. You do not need an excuse to advance vote by mail ballot. However, you do need to apply to have an advanced by mail ballot mailed to you for each election as they are NOT mandatory and are sent to voters by county election offices at the request of the voter.
To apply for a vote by mail ballot, print, complete, and sign the Application for Advance Ballot by Mail and mail it to your local election authority (a list of addresses is included on the form).
- NARF Native Voter State Guide for Kansas
- Guide for Voter Registration Drives in Kansas
- Native American Voting Rights (NAVRA)
- A Tribal Leaders Guide to Prepare for the Next Election
- Addressing: A Guide for Tribes
- Native Language Speakers Have Voting Rights!
- Examples of Voter Discrimination and Suppression in Indian Country
- Native Americans Depend on Ballot Collection
Tribes in Kansas
Federally recognized tribes
- Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska
- Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
- Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska
- Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas
State recognized tribes
Native Vote Coordinators
Sign up to be a local Native Vote coordinator today!
Major Party Contact Information
Chair, Lee Kinch
Chair, Kelly Arnold