Kansas

Step 1: Apply

Can I vote-by-mail in my state?


Yes, Kansas will allow any registered voter to request a ballot. Follow the application steps below. Click here to register as a new voter or to check your existing registration. (It's always a good idea to double-check.) https://myvoteinfo.voteks.org/voterview




Where should I send my completed application?


Submit your application by mail or deliver in person to your local election office. This address can be found at the link below or on the second page of the application. At the top of the application, there is a purple box that instructs voters to send their completed form to the Kansas Secretary of State's Office. We called and asked about this. They will just turn around and send your application to your county for processing. There's no need for this extra step and it could cause a delay. We recommend that you mail or deliver your application directly to your local election office. https://www.sos.ks.gov/elections/county_election_officers.aspx




When is the application due?


Technically, applications must be received by October 27, 2020. To avoid delays within the election office and the postal service, we recommend you send it immediately and no later than the middle of October. New voters must register by October 13, 2020.




***Shenanigan Alerts***


Things to look out for:

  • In Kansas, ABSENTEE BALLOT only applies to "Uniformed Service members, their families, and citizens residing outside the United States."
  • ADVANCE BALLOTS can be requested by any registered voter.
  • The application instructs voters to send the completed form to the Secretary of State but then gives a list of the addresses for each of the county election offices. All other states process these applications through the county offices.
    https://www.sos.ks.gov/elections/county_election_officers.aspx




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://www.sos.ks.gov/elections/county_election_officers.aspx





Step 2: Vote-by-Mail

When do I have to mail or drop off my completed ballot?


Technically, ballots must be postmarked by Election Day (November 3, 2020) and received no later than three days after the election (November 6, 2020). To avoid delays within the election office and the postal service, we recommend you return your voted ballot as soon as it arrives and no later than the middle of October. You may also drop your ballot at your local election office. It's a good idea to call and check first. https://www.sos.ks.gov/elections/county_election_officers.aspx




Does it require a stamp? Two?


Read the outside of the envelope to see if additional postage may be required. The US Postal service will deliver any ballot, regardless of whether or not it has the correct postage, or any at all. They will charge the local election office for any unpaid postage. https://time.com/4547550/absentee-mail-ballot-postage-stamp-postal-service-usps/




Can my ballot be dropped off at a polling site or dedicated drop box?


Most county election offices will have a drop box for completed ballots. Call your local office for times and location. https://www.sos.ks.gov/elections/county_election_officers.aspx Your completed ballot may also be dropped off at your polling location.




Is there any way to check if my ballot was received?


https://myvoteinfo.voteks.org/voterview




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://www.sos.ks.gov/elections/county_election_officers.aspx





Early In-Person Voting

Does my state offer any in-person early voting days?


October 14 - November 2, 2020 in most counties. All counties must at least offer early voting beginning the Tuesday before Election Day. (October 27, 2020)




Link to information and locations:


Most early voting takes place at your county election office. https://www.sos.ks.gov/elections/county_election_officers.aspx




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://www.sos.ks.gov/elections/county_election_officers.aspx





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