Kansas Voter Information

Facts At A Glance

Registration Deadline: October 14th (by mail)

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Do First Time Voters Need ID?

yes

Do All Voters Need ID?

yes

Complete Kansas Voter ID Laws

Do 1st time voters need ID? Yes
Do all voters need ID? Yes
Student ID accepted? Yes

 

What forms of ID are acceptable?

All of the following must contain the name and the photograph of the voters and must not be expired. However, voters aged over 65 may use expired ID.

  • A driver’s license issued by Kansas, or by another state or district of the U.S.
  • U.S. Passport
  • A state ID card issued by Kansas, or by another state or district of the U.S.
  • A concealed handgun license issued by Kansas, or a concealed handgun or weapon license issued by another U.S. state or the District of Columbia
  • An employee badge or public assistance ID card issued by a municipal, county, state, or federal government office or agency
  • Student ID, if issued by an accredited postsecondary institution of education in the state of Kansas
  • Military identification document issued by the United States
  • Public assistance identification card issued by a municipal, county, state, or federal government office
  • Identification card issued by a Native American tribe State Voters Identification Document

* The following are exempt from showing ID: persons with permanent disability that makes it impossible for them to travel; members of the merchant marines and uniformed armed services who are active on duty and absent on election day, as well as their spouses and dependents; any voter whose religious beliefs prohibit photographic identification.

Note: It is now necessary to show proof of citizenship (birth certificate, passport, or naturalization papers) in order to register to vote for the first time or re-register if you have moved out of state and moved back. Proof of citizenship may be photocopied and mailed or faxed in after the voter registration form is submitted.

 

Kansas Student Voter Info

Students who lived in Kansas prior to attending school and who wish to establish or keep their Kansas voting residency (i.e., at their parents’ Kansas address) should have no problem doing so, unless they have already registered to vote in another state. Students who intend to make their school address their principal home should have no trouble establishing voting residency in Kansas.

Kansas Ex-Offender Voter Info

Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.