Kansas Secretary of State

REGISTRATION & VOTING

Kansas elections are conducted by the counties with oversight by the secretary of state's office. Voter registration application (Español) forms must be submitted to the county election officer where the applicant lives. Kansans may also register to vote or change their registration information online with a valid Kansas driver's license or nondriver identification card. The deadline to register to vote is the twenty-first day before any election.

Counties are required to post a Voter Rights and Responsibilities poster (Español) and Notice to Voters (Español) at each polling place on Election Day. Each county maintains a list of registered voters, and the secretary of state maintains a statewide list. This data is available for purchase by filling out a CVR form .

Each county chooses its voting system from a list of equipment certified by the secretary of state. A list of what voting system each county uses is kept by the secretary of state. All certified systems must meet the requirements of the national voting system standards. Maps of national and state districts also are available to ensure Kansans have all the information they need about voting matters.

Requirements for registering to vote and for voting were impacted by the Secure and Fair Elections law (SAFE Act) of 2011. SAFE Act regulations were adopted in 2012.

Voters with a disability can learn about election law changes in Kansas by watching a video (with captions) called Get Ready to Vote in Kansas. A poll worker brochure describes requirements for accessibility for people with disabilities. Both were created by the Disability Rights Center and funded by the Kansas Secretary of State.

The VoteKansas app enables registered voters to view ballot information and to get a map and written directions from the registered address to the polling place. For detailed set up and operating instructions click here.

These useful voter guides can be read online or printed for distribution.
1) A Guide to Voting in Kansas (Español)
2) A Guide to Kansas Secure and Fair Elections (SAFE) Act (Español)
3) A Guide to Provisional Voting (Español)
4) A Guide to Voting Accessibility (Español)
5) A Guide to Poll Agent Rules (Español)
6) A Guide to HAVA Complaint Procedure (Español)
7) A Guide to Voter Registration Drives (Español)
8) A Guide to Candidate Petition Circulation (Español)
9) A Guide to Petition Circulation (Español)