Voter Registration in KansasPage Overview
Voter Registration in Kansas
If you would like to participate in KS elections, you’ll need to register to vote with the Kansas Secretary of State. You can also submit your voter registration through the Kansas Division of Vehicles when you apply for a driver’s license or ID, or change your address.
NOTE: Be sure to re-register to vote every time you change your name, address, or party affiliation.
To register to vote in Kansas, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen.
- Be a resident of Kansas.
- Be at least 17 years old (and 18 years old by Election Day to vote).
- Have completed your sentence, if convicted of a felony.
- NOT be disqualified to vote by a court, due to mental incompetence.
- NOT be registered to vote in another state.
Check Your Kansas Voter Registration Status
You can check the status of your voter registration by visiting the Kansas Secretary of State website.
You must register to vote at least 21 days before the election to be able to participate.
To register using the online system in Kansas, you must have:
- A Kansas driver’s license or non-driver ID card.
- Proof of your U.S. residency, if registering for the first time.
To register to vote, visit the Online Voter Registration page at the Kansas Secretary of State website and:
- Enter your personal information.
- Submit proof of your U.S. citizenship in the any of the following ways:
- Upload your scanned citizenship document (PDF format) at the end of the online process.
- Mail, fax, e-mail, or hand-deliver a copy of your citizenship document to your local county election office.
If you have any further questions, contact (800) 262-VOTE.
In Person, By Mail, or By Fax
If you’re registering to vote for the first time in Kansas, you’re also required to submit proof of your U.S. citizenship, such as your:
- Birth certificate.
- U.S. passport.
- U.S. naturalization documents.
NOTE: You may also obtain and submit a KS voter registration form in person at your local Kansas DMV driver’s license office.
If you’re currently a military member or U.S. citizen residing overseas, you can register to vote through the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
Just complete a Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) and return it to your local election office.
Your voter registration will be valid for 1 year and you will automatically receive absentee ballots for federal elections.
If you are out of the state, you can also register to vote online, by mail, or by fax (see “Register to Vote in Kansas” above). However, you must apply for advance voting if you will be out of state on Election Day.
To change your name, address, or party affiliation on your KS voter registration, you must re-submit a completed Kansas Voter Registration Application to your local county election office. You can also update your information online if you have a valid KS driver’s license or ID card.
NOTE: If you move within your county but do not update your information by the registration deadline date, you can submit a new voter registration form at the polling place assigned to your old address.