about this state

Kansas, "wheat" love you! Lol but seriously we're big fans of your byways, your sunflowers, and yes, the fact that you gave us Paul Rudd! But unlike the ageless Paul Rudd, the rest of us are not getting any younger, so now's the time to get ready for one of the biggest election of our lifetime! Here is everything you need to know to be a voter this year, Jayhawks!


Key Dates

Oct 18

Voter Registration Deadline

Oct 20

Recommended Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline

Nov 1

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline

Nov 1 – Nov 7

Early Voting in All Counties (may begin on Oct 19 in some counties)

Nov 8

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline (postmark)

Nov 8

Election Day

Kansas Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    Go to to check your registration or get registered. We're working with BallotReady to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

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  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Sadly, no. So do it now! Then reward yourself with a cookie.

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  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! As long as you're registered, you can request to have your ballot mailed to you. You should make sure your request is received by November 1st, but we recommend you request it by October 20th in case of mail delays. You can request your ballot here.

    Request Here
  • Can I vote early?

    Yes, but the dates vary by location. Early voting, called advance in person voting in Kansas, can begin as early as October 19th and must begin no later than November 1st. It ends on November 7th.

    Find your county election information
  • Do I need an ID?

    Yes, yes you do. A driver's license or state ID card, concealed handgun license, U.S. passport, employee ID, U.S. military ID, a student ID from a Kansas education institution, a public assistance ID, a tribal ID all work. Get the full details here from VoteRiders.

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  • How do I cast my ballot?

    If you are voting absentee/by mail, you can return your ballot by mail or in-person. For in-person voting, you can find the polling place closest to you here.

    Find Your Polling Place

since you last voted…

Since 2020, it’s become harder to cast your ballot in Kansas. Here are the changes you need to pay attention to:

When making a plan to vote…

  • If you help another voter with returning their absentee ballot, you’ll now also have to sign an affidavit. You can also no longer return more than ten ballots total.

Moving forward…

  • Starting next year, election officials will start sending address confirmation notices to registered voters who don’t vote for four years straight. If they don’t hear a response, they will cancel those registrations. TL;DR – vote!


  • Find the details on accessible voting in your state, including early voting, Election Day voting, mail voting, and accessible mail voting tools for people with print disabilities.

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  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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