Voting In-Person and Absentee/Mail-In
Details for voting in Kansas and Missouri.
Voting in Kansas is significantly simpler than it is in neighboring states like Missouri. There are more options available to voters, but that is not to say that there aren’t obstacles. The voting details page from the Kansas Secretary of State offers everything you need to know about how to cast your vote in the Sunflower State.
Voting Details Document – Everything You Need to Know About Voting in Kansas
Kansas Secretary of State Voter Information Page
Johnson County Voter Information
- More information in “Voter Information” drop down menu
Wyandotte County Voter Information
Some Notable Details:
- A photo I.D. is required to cast your vote – no non-photo options available. View SOS page for full list of sufficient identification options.
- You MUST be REGISTERED to vote 21 days prior to the election date. If you are submitting a paper registration, this means your registration form must be POSTMARKED on or before the 21-day deadline prior to the election date.
You’ve probably heard a lot about the ever-changing voting requirements in Missouri. It’s our aim to offer arts-minded voters the most up-to-date, expert information to make the most informed citizens possible.
Missouri Secretary of State Voter Information Page
Clay County Voter Information
Jackson County Voter Information
Kansas City Voter Information
Platte County Voter Information
Some Notable Details:
- There are four ways in which you can vote in Missouri – in-person on Election Day, mail-in, absentee, and in-person absentee. When requesting an early voting method (mail-in/absentee), it’s important to know that ALL mail-in options require a notary, but some absentee options DO NOT require a notary (option #2 & #7).
- Due to the vague language of the new statute allowing absentee voting because of COVID-19, ALL Missouri citizens are eligible to vote without a notary using option #7 on their absentee request form.
- You can either return your absentee ballot in the mail (it’s best to put your ballot back in the mail NO LATER than October 22), or you can return your ballot in person at your local election authority (this is different from your polling location). You can find your local election authority using the MO Secretary of State page.
- You must provide some form of I.D. to vote in Missouri, but this includes photo and non-photo options. View examples of I.D. options.
- On Election Day, voters within the Kansas City Election Board’s jurisdiction can vote at ANY POLLING LOCATION also within that jurisdiction. Anyone whose regular polling location is within Kansas City, Missouri city limits.