You must show photo ID to vote in person.

You need to provide an identification number or a copy of an accepted ID to vote by mail.


Kansas ID Requirements for Voting In Person

Accepted Photo IDs

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

Registered Kansas voters must show a photo ID at the polls to vote.

If you are a registered voter but do not present an acceptable ID at the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. You must take additional steps for your ballot to count.

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.” Find your local election office.

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

Exemptions from photo ID requirements exist for voters with religious objections who sign a Declaration of Religious Objection.

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

No. The state has not provided any guidance as to whether poll workers and other election officials can rely on an image of your ID on your mobile or other electronic device instead of a physical 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.

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

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

In the event it is determined that your signature does not match that on file with the state, the county election officer must attempt to contact you to offer another opportunity to provide your signature for the purposes of verifying your identity. If the county election officer is unable to reach you, they may transmit a provisional ballot. However, such provisional ballot may not be counted unless it includes a signature that can be verified.