Kansas

Population

2,913,314

Voting-Age Pop.

2,077,566

Last Presidential Election (2016)
Clinton 36 %
Trump 57 %
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Important Dates

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Election Date

Nov 3, 2020

Registration Deadline

Oct 13, 2020

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USPS recommends mailing your ballot no later than October 27.

Source: USPS.com

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  • Online Registration

    Yes
  • Early Voting
    Yes
  • Same-Day Registration
    No
  • ID Required
    Yes

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Absentee/Mail-In Voting

Voters are allowed to vote by mail prior to Election Day in the state of Kansas. 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.

Data source - kssos.org

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  • No, residents of Kansas must register for an advance ballot for the general election.

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No, residents of Kansas must register for an advance ballot for the general election.

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  • Deadline for voters to apply for advance ballots by mail for general election.

Apply by Oct 27

Deadline for voters to apply for advance ballots by mail for general election.

When will I receive my ballot? Chevron Icon

  • Oct 14: Advance voting in person and by mail may begin.

When will I receive my ballot?

Oct 14: Advance voting in person and by mail may begin.

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  • Advance mail ballots must be postmarked on/before Election Day.


    Nov 6 is the deadline for receipt of advance ballots postmarked on/before Election Day.

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Advance mail ballots must be postmarked on/before Election Day.


Nov 6 is the deadline for receipt of advance ballots postmarked on/before Election Day.

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  • You do not need to provide a reason/excuse to vote absentee.

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You do not need to provide a reason/excuse to vote absentee.


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Early Voting

Can you vote early in this state?

Yes

Kansas allows voters to cast ballots in person at county election offices or satellite voting locations up to 20 days (Oct 14) before an election.


Same-Day Registration

Can you register on Election Day?

No

Oct 13 is the last day to register to vote for the general election.


Voter ID Requirements

Is an ID required to vote?

Yes

State law requires Kansas voters to show photographic identification when casting a ballot in person. 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 voters with religious objections who sign a Declaration of Religious Objection. Voters 65 or older may use an expired photo ID.


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Acceptable Forms of Identification

Make sure you're ready on Election Day with the appropriate forms of identification. Acceptable forms of ID are listed here.

Data source - kssos.org

Acceptable Forms of ID

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  • US Passport

  • Military Identification Document Issued by the US

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  • Driver's License or Nondriver's Identification Card

    Issued by Kansas or by another state

  • Concealed Carry of Handgun License

    Issued by Kansas or another state

  • Student Identification Card

    Issued by an accredited postsecondary institution of education in the state of Kansas

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  • Employee Badge or Identification Document

    Issued by a government office

  • Public Assistance Identification Card

    Issued by a government office

  • Identification Card

    Issued by an Indian tribe


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