With the election coming close, many already decided citizens are just waiting for their opportunity to vote. Fortunately, 40 states (plus District of Columbia) allow some form of voting before the election on November 3rd.

Each state has its own rules, deadlines and terminology for voting before the general election. Some call it "early voting" or "in-person absentee". Others are mailing out ballots in advance which you can mail back or drop off in secure boxes or at county offices. Some states conclude early voting several days before the election.

This site attempts to make finding the details for your state's early voting rules convenient and accurate. Get your vote in early and relax.

Early voting has started in Kansas!

You have until November 2, 2020 to vote before election day.

Can you early vote 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 2020 election, counties may begin in-person advance voting on July 15 for the primary election and October 14 for the general election. All counties must offer in-person advance voting no later than July 28 for the primary election and October 27 for the general election.

    • For county-specific information: A spreadsheet of in-person voting start times and locations by county is available from the Kansas Secretary of State website. Download the spreadsheet directly at this link or find it on the site labeled "General Election In-Person Advance Voting Locations" under the "Advance Voting - In Person" section.

    • The deadline for in-person advance voting is 12:00 p.m. August 3, 2020 for the primary election and 12:00 p.m. November 2, 2020 for the general election. Voters are encouraged to contact their local election office to confirm advance voting dates and locations for their respective county. The Secretary of State’s office will also provide this information in July and October prior to each election.

  • Individuals who vote in person at the county election office or at a satellite location must show photographic identification. If an advance voter does not provide identification, or if the information is not valid, the county election officer may issue a provisional ballot to the voter. The provisional ballot will not be considered valid until the voter submits their photographic identification to before the county canvas.

Can you early vote by mail?

Any registered Kansas voter may request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

What about on election day?

Polling place lookup

Find your polling place on this website.

ID requirements

Kansas voters must provide their Kansas driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application.

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

To register in Kansas you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Kansas
  • be at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • have completed the terms of your sentence if convicted of a felony; a person serving a sentence for a felony conviction is ineligible to vote
  • not claim the right to vote in any other location or under any other name
  • not be excluded from voting for mental incompetence by a court of competent jurisdiction

Can I register online?

Kansas voters must include their Kansas driver's license number or state ID number with their online voter registration application.

Register to vote online here

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