How to Vote

YOUR 2021 KANSAS ELECTION GUIDE

IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES AND DEADLINES

This year only 12 Kansas counties have primary elections, but for these counties they are coming up soon! If you live in one of these twelve counties, it's time to get to work!

Chatauqua Johnson Pottawatomie Sedgwick
Douglas Leavenworth Rice Shawnee
Jackson Nemaha Riley Wyandotte

PRIMARY ELECTION DEADLINES (If you live in one of the twelve counties above, this applies to you!) 

July 13

Last day to register to vote for the Primary Election

July 14

Early voting begins. 

August 03

Primary Election Day!

GENERAL ELECTION DEADLINES

October 12 

Last day to register to vote for the General Election

October 13

Early voting begins. 

November 2 

Election Day!

*This page was updated on June 15, 2021 and will be updated with more information as its available. 


YOUR 2021 ELECTION CHECKLIST

MAKE SURE YOU’RE REGISTERED TO VOTE

Go to KSVotes.org and make sure you’re registered to vote. You'll need to update your registration if you've moved or changed your name. Even if you think you’re registered, it’s good to check before an election. It’s an online form. No need to print anything.

VOTE BY MAIL (We love this one!)

In 2020, when the world was extra weird, many counties mailed applications to voters for mail-in-ballots. That's not going to happen this year! You will need to fill out an online form to order a mail-in-ballot for both the August primary and the November general. You can do them both at the same time.

We highly recommend voting by mail! It's hard to get up to speed on local elections and having your ballot mailed to you gives you time to do your homework. 

And it's easy. You can get on the list to receive a mail-in-ballot by filling out a simple form at KSVotes.org, and submitting it online. The hardest part is signing your name with your mouse! 

Once your application is turned in your County Clerk or Election Office Office will mail your ballot to your home. For the primary it should arrive in mid-July and for the general election it will arrive in mid-October. Then you just need to fill it out and mail it back in! 

KNOW WHO IS RUNNING!

Local candidates don’t have a lot of resources to spend on marketing. But we built a tool that will help you with your research! KSBallot.org will go live for the primary in July. For the general it will be ready in early October, and you can use this site to see who is on your ballot, learn more about what they stand for, find your polling location, make a voting plan, and get reminders to vote.  

VOTE!

If you aren’t voting by mail there are lots of options for voting early in person, including weekend hours in many counties. We will have a list of early voting locations and election day polling sites available at KSBallot.org a few weeks before each election!

DO MORE THAN VOTE!

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