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As a Kansas Elector, you have the right to:


  • Ask questions
  • Request a ballot if you are
  • A United States Citizen
  • 8 years or older
  • a Kansas resident
  • Registered to vote
  • Vote a provisional ballot if your name is not on the voter registration list, you do not have acceptable identification, or if there is another question about your qualifications to vote
  • Vote in an accessible voting place, and receive assistance if needed
  • Review a sample ballot before voting
  • Receive a ballot if you are in line at the time the polls close
  • Obtain up to 2 replacement ballots if yours is mismarked or spoiled
  • Occupy the voting booth up to 5 minutes if others are waiting
  • Have your ballot count if it is cast legally and timely


As a Kansas elector, you have the responsibility to:

    New for 2012!  You must show a picture ID at the polling site when you vote.

    New for 2012!  Register to vote at least twenty-one days before the election.

Respect the privacy and voting rights of others

Read and follow instructions

Follow all federal and state voting laws

Follow voting procedures established by the county election officer and precinct elections board workers

Report illegal activities such as electioneering or denial of voting rights to the precinct election board, the county election officer or the secretary of state.

Review your ballot before casting it to ensure it is complete and correct

Treat election workers and other voters with courtesy and respect