Election Rules

General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 13

Early Voting is available in Kansas, the dates depend on the county, but must be available from October 27 to November 2. Contact your county elections office for more details on dates and locations.

Kansas’ Safe at Home program provides survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and stalking a confidential address for voter registration. Learn more here.

Restoration of Voting Rights After Felony Convictions: The right to vote is automatically restored for felons following the completion of their parole or probation.

ID Requirements for Voting: Photo ID required, if ID is not shown then the voter can cast a provisional ballot and must present ID before the canvass board meets.

Time Off to Vote Law: Kansas law allows any registered voter to leave work for a period of up to 2 hours to vote if they do not have sufficient time (2 hours or more) outside of working hours to vote.

Absentee Voting: Any registered Kansas voter can request an absentee ballot. The application must be mailed back to the county board of elections at least 7 days before the election. Download the application here.

Gender Gaps in Representation

Kansas is one of nine states with a woman governor (Laura Kelly, D). Kansas ranks 28th in the country for women’s representation in the State Legislature.

Kansas Congressional Delegation

Kansas State Legislature

Voter Turnout

Kansas men had lower voter turnout than the United States overall in the 2016 Elections, but women had higher voter turnout than the overall.

Percent Voter Turnout by Gender

Percent Voter Turnout by Race

Other races not shown due to population size