Important Information for the Kansas Primary Election: Dates, Registration Deadlines, and Voting Guidelines

By Trish Svoboda

The Kansas Primary Election will take place on August 6, 2024. Advanced voting will take place from July 17 through August 5.

If you are not registered to vote or need to re-register, you must register 21 days before the election, therefore the deadline to register for the primary is July 16. Those who are unaffiliated with a specific party may declare a party at the last minute, however, if you’re already registered with a specific party, you must vote in that party’s primary.

Kansas offers advanced mail voting for those who can’t make it to the polls in person. To vote by mail you must complete an application, including a copy of your photo ID or driver’s license number. Ballots will be mailed the same day advanced in-person voting starts, and the application deadline is July 30. Ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day, and received by close of business three days post-election.

Those heading to the polls will need to bring their photo ID. This may be a driver’s license, Native American tribe ID, government employee badge, university student ID card, concealed carry license, or public assistance ID card. You’re exempt from the requirement if you qualify as a permanent advanced voter due to illness or disability, a military or overseas voter, or a spouse or dependent of one, or a voter with religious objections who has completed a declaration form. Those over the age of 65 may use an expired ID.

If you make it to the polls and don’t have your ID, or an acceptable form of ID with you, you may still cast a provisional ballot. As long as you return with an acceptable photo ID before the county canvass, your ballot will still be counted. For more voting information, including a list of accommodations, click here.

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