In Kansas, the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 8 presidential election is October 18. Voting is an essential duty for all Kansans. It’s one of the best ways to participate in the democratic process.
“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.”
– Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Here is some information to help you make sure your vote counts this November:
Are you eligible to vote? You must be at least 18 years of age, a Kansas resident, and a US citizen. There are some things that can disqualify you from voting, such as being convicted of a felony. See the full list on the Secretary of State’s website.
Unsure if you’re registered? Check your registration using this online form.
Are you a first-time voter? You’ll have to provide proof of citizenship.
Most people can register to vote online. You can register online if you have a valid Kansas driver’s license or a Kansas ID card. Visit this link to register online.
You can also fill out a paper form, which can be downloaded and printed, or you can pick one up at your county election office, public libraries, banks, grocery stores and other locations. Take your completed paper form and all supporting documents to your county election office, or mail or fax your application.
After you register, you will receive confirmation in the mail from the county election office. Your polling place will be listed on your voter registration card.
When you go to vote, bring along valid photographic identification, such as your driver’s license of passport. Here’s a full list of valid identification forms:
If you prefer to advance vote, be sure to apply before November 4. Your vote is due by the time the polls close on November 8.
You can also vote by mail by completing an application, using the same deadlines as for advance voting.
Remember: to vote in the November general election, you must be registered by October 18.
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