Kansas Election Law

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Voter Registration

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
MethodIn person, mail, online.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Deadline21 days before Election Day.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
AutomaticNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Same DayNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Application

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ExcuseNo excuse required.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
AutomaticNo; application required.No ChangesHB2332 (passed) requires individuals soliciting registered voters by mail to file an application for an advance voting ballot to include identifying details an da disclosure that the mailing is from a private entity.
DeadlineTuesday before Election Day.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Valid for X# of Cycles1No ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Return (other than by mail)

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Voter IDPhoto IDNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
In PersonYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Drop BoxYes No legislative changes; state governor called for counties to use CARES Act funds to increase number of drop boxes.No Legislative Activity
Return Deadline7PM on Election DayNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Ballot Harvesting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ProhibitedNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Limited 3rd PartyYes; voter may designate in writing an agent to deliver their ballot.No ChangesHB2183 (passed) limits the number of ballots that can be delivered by an individual to 10, and requires a sworn and written statement by the deliverer verifying that they did not exercise undue influence on the voter.
Paid Political OperativesNot prohibitedNo ChangesHB2183 (passed) limits the number of ballots that can be delivered by an individual to 10, and requires a sworn and written statement by the deliverer verifying that they did not exercise undue influence on the voter.

Early Voting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
By MailYesNo ChangesHB2183 (passed) removes the authority of the Secretary of State to extend the deadline for receiving advance mail ballots, and makes it unlawful to backdate or alter a postmark on an advance mail ballot.
In PersonYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - Absentee Ballot

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Signature VerificationYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Witness StatementNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
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Cure ProcessElection officials are required to contact voter when absentee ballot application signature does not match the signature on file.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - In Person

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Photo IDRequiredNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Other Options---
Provisional BallotsUsed for voters without valid ID.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Voting Day

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Hours7AM-7PMNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Wait TimeNo LegislationNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
ElectioneeringProhibited within 250 feet of polling places.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
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Voter Rolls

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Update FrequencyAnnuallyNo ChangesHB2183 (passed) requires the Secretary to publish toe total number of registered voters in each county, totaled and by political party, monthly.
Voter RemovalDeath, voter request, felony conviction, not responding to an address confirmation notice, or inactivity through two federal general election cycles.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity