Kansas

Registered voters in Kansas need to confirm their identity with a photo ID when they vote in person.

You must include the ID number from your current Kansas driver’s license or Kansas nondriver’s identification card when you apply for your advance ballot by mail.

If you do not have one of these forms of ID, you must include a copy of an acceptable photo ID with your application.

 

Is out-of-state ID accepted?

Yes!
You can use an unexpired photo ID issued by any state.

Is student ID accepted?

Sometimes!
You can use a student ID issued by a post-high school institution accredited by Kansas.

Is an expired ID accepted?

Sometimes!
Your ID does not need to show an expiration date. You can use an expired ID if you are age 65 years or older.

Kansas ID Requirements for Voting In Person

ACCEPTABLE PHOTO ID

You can use the following IDs if they are unexpired or do not display an expiration date. If you are 65 years or older, you can use an acceptable ID that is expired.

Issued by any state or district of the United States:

  • Driver’s license
  • State ID card
  • Concealed handgun license

Issued by municipal, county, state, or federal government office:

  • Employee ID
  • Public assistance ID card

Other forms of acceptable ID:

  • US Passport
  • Military ID
  • Student ID card issued by an accredited higher-education institution in Kansas
  • Tribal ID

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are a registered voter but didn’t bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot

In order for your ballot to count, you must submit a valid form of ID in person at your county elections office, by mail, or electronic means “sometime before the county canvass.”

By law: Counties may canvass on the Monday following the election or on the following Thursday (the second Thursday after the election).

Get in touch with VoteRiders if you have questions or need free help securing ID.

You do not need a “REAL ID” to vote in Kansas.

Your driver’s license or state ID card will show a gold star if it meets REAL ID requirements under federal law. You may commonly hear it referred to as a “gold star” or “star” ID.

Get in touch with VoteRiders if you have questions or need free help securing ID.

In-person visits are available by appointment only – find up-to-date information about office reopenings

Kansas ID Requirements for Voting By Mail

Any registered Kansas voter can vote by mail.

You must include the ID number from your current Kansas driver’s license or Kansas nondriver’s identification card when you apply for your advance ballot by mail.

If you do not have one of these forms of ID, you must include a copy of an acceptable photo ID with your application.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Any registered Kansas voter can vote by mail. No excuse is necessary but you must request an advance ballot.

You must include the ID number from your current Kansas driver’s license or Kansas nondriver’s identification card when you apply for your advance ballot by mail.

If you do not have one of these forms of ID, you must include a copy of an acceptable photo ID with your application.

Any ID that is valid for voting in person will be accepted. Here’s the list.

If you need a copy and don’t have the means to print one: Get free help printing a copy of your ID

No, but the signature on your mail-in ballot must match your signature on file with the state.