Your Local Election Office will compare your signature on your voted ballot to state records. 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 overview
Voting by mail is not as complicated as you might think. There are only a handful of steps:
Request your mail-in ballot by the deadline.
Receive your mail-in ballot via USPS.
Return your mail-in ballot by the deadline.
Kansas vote by mail rules
Any registered Kansas voter may request a vote by mail ballot.
Kansas vote by mail ID requirements (request)
You must provide your Kansas driver's license number or nondriver's ID number on your absentee ballot application. If you don't have either number, you must include a photocopy of another ID, such a license issued by another state, a US passport or military ID card, a student ID card, a tribal ID card, or an employee ID card.
Kansas vote by mail ID requirements (return)
Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.
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: