Proof of Citizenship

Effective January 1, 2013, all first-time registrants are required to submit proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote.


This notice covers persons who have applied to register to vote and have not yet provided proof of citizenship. Due to recent court rulings, if you have applied to register to vote at a Kansas Division of Motor Vehicles office or if you have applied to register to vote using the “Federal Form” voter registration application (as opposed to the standard ‘state form’) and have not yet provided proof of citizenship, you are registered to vote unless you receive official notice stating otherwise. Your name will appear on the poll book for your voting location and you will be given a standard ballot.  There is nothing further you need to provide unless and until you receive further notice.

If you have questions concerning your eligibility or this notice you may contact your local county election office or the Secretary of State’s office at (800) 262-8683.

Got Photo ID?

Every voter must show photo ID when voting. A voter requesting a ballot by mail must either write his or her driver's license number on the application or send a copy of a photo ID to get a ballot. A voter age 65 or older may use an expired document.

Certain individuals are exempt from the ID requirements: permanent advance voters (voters with illnesses or disabilities), overseas military voters and their spouses and dependents, and voters with religious objections who sign declarations.

Find more information.

Registration Restrictions

To register to vote, you must:
  • Be a U.S. citizen and a resident of the State of Kansas
  • Have abandoned your former residence and/or name
  • Have reached the age of 18 before the next statewide general election
  • Have your civil rights restored if convicted of a felony

Registration Procedure

Qualified persons may register to vote at the County Clerk's Office or at other designated locations by either requesting an application from the County Clerk or downloading a Voter Registration Application (PDF) from the Kansas Secretary of State. If you have changed your name or address, contact the County Clerk, at 785-743-5773, to update your voter registration information.

Advance Voting

With advance voting, any registered voter can vote by mail or in person before noon, the day prior to Election Day. You can download the Kansas Secretary of State's Advance Voting Application (PDF), or contact the County Clerk, at 785-743-5773, to request an application for an advance voting ballot.

Polling Location

To find out where your polling location is, please visit the Vote! Kansas website. Here you can enter your address, city, and ZIPto get your current polling location.