KANSAS Voter ID Information

Registered Kansas voters must show photo ID at the polls to vote. 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 be counted, you must submit a valid form of ID in person at the county elections office, by mail, or by electronic means "sometime before the county canvass." By law, counties may canvass on the Monday following the election or the following Thursday (2nd Thursday after the election).

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.


Photo ID (current though needn’t have expiration date; voters age 65 or older: ok if ID is expired):
  • Driver's license or state ID card*
  • Concealed handgun license*
  • US passport
  • Employee ID**
  • Military ID issued by the US
  • Student ID card issued by accredited higher-education institution in KS
  • Public assistance ID card**
  • Tribal ID

* issued by any state or district of the US

** issued by municipal, county, state, or federal government office


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.


Yes! Kansas accepts ID from other states as voter ID. 


YES! Kansas accepts a student ID card issued by a Kansas accredited higher-education institution.