You must provide your current Kansas driver's license number on your absentee ballot application. If you can't, then you'll need to include a photocopy of another photo ID. Check our Voter ID Laws page for a list of acceptable forms of ID

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Kansas absentee ballot deadlines

Request deadlines

  • In Person: Received 7 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 7 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

Ballot deadlines

  • Voted ballots are due: Postmarked by Election Day and received 3 days after Election Day.

Kansas absentee ballot rules

Any registered Kansas voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Kansas absentee ballot directions

  1. Use our Absentee Ballot Tool to prepare your application.
  2. Sign and date the form. This is very important!
  3. Return your completed application to your Local Election Office as soon as possible. We'll provide the mailing address for you.
  4. All Local Election Offices will accept mailed or hand-delivered forms. If it's close to the deadline, call and see if your Local Election Office will let you fax or email the application.
  5. Double-check the deadlines and be sure to cast your voted ballot on time to be sure it is counted.
  6. Please contact your Local Election Office if you have any further questions about the exact process.

Tracking your ballot

You can track your ballot directly with your state.

Once you receive your ballot...

  • Once you receive the ballot, carefully read and follow the instructions.
  • Sign and date where indicated.
  • Mail your voted ballot back to the address indicated on the return envelope.
  • Double-check the deadlines and be sure to cast your voted ballot on time to be sure it is counted.