Kansas ID requirements for voting by mail

COVID-19 Advisory: All voters registered with the Democratic Party should receive ballots automatically by April 10. If a ballot has not been received by that date, the deadline to request an advance ballot is July 31 and the deadline to return it is August 3. You can get the request form here.

If you need a photocopy of your ID to accompany your absentee/vote-by-mail ballot application and do not have access to a copier or printer, click here to learn how we can help.

Who is eligible to request an advance ballot and vote by mail?

Any registered Kansas voter can vote by mail. No excuse is required.

First-time voters

When you register to vote or vote for the first time in a federal election in your state, you must prove who you are:
  • If you register to vote in person, you must show a driver’s license, state ID, or provide the last 4 digits of your social security number (SSN), if you have one.
  • If you registered by mail and did not include your state’s driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your SSN, you must show an acceptable form of ID (see below) at your polling place.
  • If you apply for an absentee/vote by mail ballot and did not include your state’s driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your SSN when you registered by mail, you must include a copy of an acceptable ID (see below).

Here is a list of acceptable IDs: Documents that prove who you are

Your state may have other ID requirements for voting in person or for absentee/vote by mail ballot.

Do you need to submit ID with your advance mail ballot request?

Yes, you must submit a copy of a photo ID, such as:

  • Driver’s license or non-driver’s ID issued by any state;
  • Kansas or any state concealed handgun license;
  • US Passport;
  • Government employee ID or badge;
  • U.S. military ID;
  • Student ID from any Kansas accredited educational institution;
  • Government-issued public assistance ID card;
  • ID card issued by an Indian tribe

Do you need to submit ID with your ballot?

No, but the signature on your mail ballot must match other signatures on file.

Last update: April 11, 2020

Hannah Piercey

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