Your local election office will compare your signature on your voted ballot to the one on your driver’s license. If the signatures don't match, your ballot might be rejected. Please sign carefully.
Kansas vote by mail deadlines
Earliest day to apply: August 5, 2020
Request your mail-in ballot (online): N/A
Request your mail-in ballot (by mail): Received by October 27, 2020
Request your mail-in ballot (in person): Received by October 27, 2020
Return your mail-in ballot (by mail): Postmarked by November 3, 2020
Return your mail-in ballot (in person): Received by November 3, 2020
Kansas vote by mail rules
Any registered Kansas voter may request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.
Kansas vote by mail ID requirements
Kansas voters must include their driver's license number or state ID number to request a ballot. If you do not have either of these, you may include a COPY of a government-issued valid photo ID -- such as a student ID card or employee ID card issued by the state of Kansas or the US government.
You do not need ID when you return a voted ballot.
Kansas vote by mail directions
In almost all cases, you will need to sign up to vote by mail. The state won’t just mail you a ballot. Don't worry: we will walk you through it. There are only a handful of steps:
You submit an application to vote by mail
Your local election office processes your application
Your local election office sends your ballot to you
You vote using the ballot and return it by the deadline
Your ballot must be received by the deadline or it will not be counted.
Two important things to note:
The Local Election Office will compare your signature on your voted ballot to the one on your driver’s license and on your voter registration form to make sure they match. So please sign carefully.
The post office will deliver your ballot even if you don’t have a stamp as long as you use the return envelope provided by your state. This envelope will say “official election mail.” The USPS will always deliver official election mail -- no stamp needed.